Post-game, UBC head coach Doug Reimer had mixed feelings about the T-Birds’ offence.
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“We had a hard time keeping our consistency. All credit to [Calgary], they made [it] a hard time for us.”
Being in a two-goal deficit against a dominant rival in a playoff final is a hard place to be in and a harder place to come back from. This weekend, the Thunderbirds did just that.
After a head-scratching 3-0 loss to the Trinity Western Spartans on Friday night, the Thunderbirds came out looking more like their usual dominating roster on Saturday, though not fully-fledged until the second half.
“We deserve a lot of credit for beating them two times in a row. That’s a feat and we’re going to remain positive with that."
If there was a way for a team to comfortably finish an undefeated season, it would be the way the T-Birds did.
The T-Birds exploded right out of the gate, racking up three goals in the first 17 minutes and completely undressing TRU’s leaky defence.
“We were able to stick to our game plan and work together, especially once we got that first goal it really brought the momentum up,” MacLellan said.
“Give credit to Trinity Western today, they came out and ran and fought and got a goal in the first half and didn’t stop … unfortunately we weren’t able to match it."
Looking back on the regular season, UBC head coach Blake Nill is impressed by his team’s overall effort, especially with many members of the coaching staff being new to the team.
This will be a different nationals experience for the ′Birds as they try out the new best-of-three tournament format.
Adapted into a Muggle sport about ten years ago in Vermont, Quidditch is now an international sensation.
Though student athletic trainers have an overall low profile in the UBC athletic community, they are an essential piece of the puzzle to any team they support.
UBC women's hockey defeated the Lethbridge Pronghorns twice this past weekend: 2-1 and 1-0 respectively.
After a win on Friday afternoon to see them to the semifinals, women's soccer are off to the Canada West Final Four after more success Sunday.