Royals Roundup

By Josh Martin, Sports Editor

Next stop, Nationals!

The Royals men’s soccer team are the PACWEST Provincial Champions after beating the VIU Mariners in the Gold medal game on Sunday by a score of 3–0. Sahil Sandhu—who was recently named the PACWEST Male Player of the Year—scored in the first half off a header after a corner kick. A Mariners defender deflected a corner kick into his own net to make it 2–0, and Jag Gill scored the third tally for the Royals to bring it home. Gill from Douglas College and Jordan de Graff from VIU were the players of the game.

Both teams will be representing PACWEST at the CCAA Nationals—hosted by Douglas College—next week, where the Royals players will be sporting their best moustaches in support of raising awareness and money for prostate cancer. Douglas College recently announced a fundraising partnership between Movember Canada and the CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championships.

The Royals men’s volleyball team had a successful weekend as well, defeating the CBC Bearcats in back-to-back matches 3–0 apiece on Friday and Saturday. They host the VIU Mariners this Friday at 8 p.m. and this Saturday at 3 p.m. The undefeated Royals are sitting pretty at first place in the standings with six wins and 12 points.

The women’s volleyball team lost both of their matches against the Bearcats, 3–0 apiece. They face the Mariners this Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. The Royals are sixth in the standings with a 2–4 record and four points in six matches.

The men and women’s basketball season is about to begin with season openers this Friday in Langara. The men’s team will be playing the Falcons at 8 p.m. while the women’s team will be playing at 6 p.m.