Back on the pitch

Un­de­feated Capers soc­cer teams host Aca­dia on Sunday

Cape Breton Post - - Sports - BY CHRIS­TIAN ROACH Chris­tian.roach@cb­post.com

The un­de­feated Cape Bre­ton Capers men’s soc­cer team is look­ing to con­tinue their un­de­feated sea­son on Sunday in a game against the Aca­dia Ax­e­men.

The Capers are go­ing into Sunday’s game with a 6-0-1 record. The team has been fir­ing on all cylin­ders since the start of the sea­son in Septem­ber. Head coach Deano Morley said the team is con­tin­u­ing to stick to the for­mula that won them the At­lantic Univer­sity Sport soc­cer title last year.

“Noth­ing’s changed here, our only focus re­mains com­plet­ing our first goal which is get­ting the bye in play­offs. Our sec­ond goal is win­ning that first game, get­ting in the fi­nal and re­peat­ing as cham­pi­ons,” said Morley, who went on to say that his team is feel­ing con­fi­dent about Sunday’s game against Aca­dia, es­pe­cially play­ing at home where the Capers de­feated Aca­dia in their last match, 1-0.

“Aca­dia was here a cou­ple of weeks ago and we got the three points so ob­vi­ously we want to build on that. We have a phe­nom­e­nal record at home, we feel con­fi­dent at home but we pre­pare the same way we do ev­ery game. We focus on what we need to do to be suc­cess­ful.”

Cory Bent, a sec­ond-year striker from Pre­ston, U.K., who leads the team in scor­ing with five goals in seven games, said this sea­son has been solid for him­self and his team.

“My sea­son’s been go­ing great. I think I only scored five goals in the whole of the reg­u­lar sea­son last year, I’ve al­ready hit that and I have no in­ten­tion of stop­ping,” he said.

“I’m play­ing well, the team’s play­ing well and I’m re­ally en­joy­ing the (soc­cer) at the mo­ment, so I’m just hop­ing we can keep that go­ing.”

Along with the Capers men, the women are also un­de­feated with a per­fect 7-0-0 record. CBU is the only school in the country to have both soc­cer teams ranked in the top five in the U Sports weekly top 10 rank­ings.

The Capers women’s team will take on the Aca­dia Ax­e­women at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Capers men face Aca­dia at 3:15 p.m. Both games will take place at the Cape Bre­ton Health Re­cre­ation Com­plex turf field on the CBU cam­pus.

VAUGHAN MER­CHANT/CAPE BRE­TON UNIVER­SITY

Cory Bent, right, a sec­ond-year striker from Pre­ston, U.K., has five goals in seven games for the Cape Bre­ton Capers men’s soc­cer team this sea­son.

Morley

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