Back on the pitch
Undefeated Capers soccer teams host Acadia on Sunday
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.
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.