Despite the buzz, intrigue and eventual heartbreak generated by the men’s soccer nationals hosted at Thunderbird Stadium this weekend, a swath of other UBC teams were in action, too.
So far, UBC have picked up three wins, losing only the second of back-to-back games on their opening home stand.
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UBC had a dominant week in sports, capped off by two golf tournament titles and two weekend sweeps by T-Birds soccer.
“It was a grind all the way, in both teams you could see the physical fatigue, [and] mental [fatigue].”
Having lost five of their last six regular season games, the T-Birds’ bats finally came to life this past weekend.
The bronze medal may have even more weight behind it, as UBC is set to face the University of Calgary Dinos Just last weekend, the Dinos defeated the Thunderbirds to claim the Canada West title.
UBC has fallen to 4-7 within their conference to open the season.
If the UBC batters can get going again as they did on Sunday, the Thunderbirds offence is going to be formidable and difficult to slow down going forward in the season.
The decision was made by the schools Board of Governors on January 13 — two weeks before students were alerted.
After dropping both regular season match ups between the teams, the Thunderbirds had their work cut out for them as they faced a conference heavyweight.
“It was an opportunity for some other players to step up to the challenge.”
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