Senior Boys Soccer: Colonist Cup Quarterfinal

The Senior boys soccer team, following a fourth place league finish, matched up with #5 Reynolds in Colonist Cup quarterfinal action on October 24.

Playing in front of a partisan home crowd, SMUS took control early en route to a 5-2 victory.

If the 1-1 league game between the two sides three weeks ago had been something of a defensive struggle, this playoff matchup was the opposite, with excellent scoring chances at both ends.

A superb header from Michael Baart staked the Blue Jags to an early lead, with Kieran Large then poking home a second goal from a scramble in front of the net. Yet, up 2-0, SMUS relaxed enough to then allow the visitors to cut the deficit in half.

Fortunately, Brian Im almost immediately restored the two goal margin, before a Reynolds own goal saw the half finish 4-1 in favour of SMUS.

After the break, the pace slowed somewhat, but not before Baart connected on a superb 25m free kick. The Roadrunners claimed a 77th minute consolation marker, but, by then, it was too little, too late.

With the win, SMUS moves to the Colonist Cup semifinal round, against league winner and top seed Claremont. The game is set for Monday, October 28, with a 2:30 pm kickoff on the turf at UVIC.

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