Laval beats UBC 4-2 in Ottawa, ending UBC’s season


OTTAWA – The UBC Thunderbirds saw their 2021 U SPORTS national championship come to an end after a 4-2 loss to the Laval Rouge et Or in the consolation semifinal on Friday night in Ottawa.

Trailing 1-0 after 45 minutes, a wild start to the second half saw both teams score twice each in 21 minutes before the Quebec team veered an insurance scorer in the years. 80.e to secure their spot in Saturday’s consolation final against the Victoria Vikes.

“It’s always a tough game to play and it’s a tight turnaround, I’m happy the boys come out and do the job they did,” said the UBC head coach. Mike mosher after the disappointing end of the T-Birds season. “We took the opportunity to put on some new legs and legs that maybe haven’t played at all or in a few minutes yesterday. But if you go that side, which you don’t want to be in, it it is an opportunity for the guys to gain experience and bring them into the field. “

A determined group of T-Birds equalized just four minutes after the start of the second half when Tristan Nkoghe header into the first goal of the UBC game on a Sam fletcher free kick.

Laval regained the lead two minutes later, however, when Wassim Chaouki struck with his right foot in front of the UBC goaltender. Axel Thulin Lennselius who took his first steps as a Thunderbird.

But UBC has a proven track record in Markus Kaiser beautifully finished at eight meters on a pass of Sebastien dzikowski, tying the game 2-2 in the 55e.

Things worked out for a while, but Laval definitively regained the advantage 11 minutes later with Chaouki’s second of the game.

“Things did not go as we might have hoped, but I hope these are experiences, memories, friendships that will last a lifetime,” Mosher said, referring specifically to the final match. in blue and gold for graduates. Riley pang, Sam fletcher, Mackenzie cole, and Jora Saran.

While Friday’s result marks the end of an era for these longtime Thunderbirds, this weekend also proved to the rest of the country that there is a strong crop of young players in this UBC squad who intend to leave their mark in the years to come.



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