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The VIU Mariners’ men’s soccer team has gotten off to a scorching start to the PacWest soccer season. The team has yet to lose a game during the season and has received some national attention for their strong play.

The latest victory for the Mariners came on the road Saturday, September 20. The Mariners traveled to the mainland and came away with a hard-fought 2-0 win over host team Langara Falcons.

The victory over Langara is the latest win on the team’s current unbeaten streak. The Mariners have won five of six games they’ve played this season. The only game the Mariners haven’t won was a 0-0 draw at home Sunday, September 14, against the Kwantlen Eagles. The Mariners have also outscored their opponents 11-3 over the course of the season.

The Mariners’ early season success has earned them some national attention. The Mariners are currently the fourth ranked men’s soccer team in Canada by the Canadian College Athletic Association and one of two PacWest teams ranked in the top 15 nationally. The Kwantlen Eagles are the other team, currently ranked 12th in the nation.

The Mariners’ next home game is Saturday, October 4, against Quest University—kickoff is at 3 pm. Saturday is the only home game the Mariners will play that weekend as the two teams travel back to the mainland for the second half of the home and home the next day.

 For more information on the Mariners’ schedule, click here.

Standings as of publication:

1 same (1) Vancouver Island University Mariners 9 7 2 0 14 23
2 same (2) Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles 9 3 3 3 1 12
3 same (3) Douglas College Royals 9 3 2 4 2 11
4 same (4) Quest University Kermodes 9 3 2 4 -2 11
5 same (5) Langara College Falcons 9 3 2 4 -4 11
6 same (6) Capilano University Blues 9 2 1 6 -11 7