From Thursday, November 8 to Sunday, November 11, the UBC Thunderbirds men's soccer team will be hosting the U Sports national championships here on campus — The Ubyssey is here to keep you updated all weekend.
It was surreal witnessing the mood swing on the sideline, from pure euphoria for UBC to utter shock and eventual disbelief in Saturday's Hardy Cup semifinal against Saskatchewan.
In the month of October alone, which saw three make-it-or-break-it games for the ’Birds, Pinto averaged 10.3 receptions, 154.3 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game.
With the 38-34 win, UBC secured themselves home field advantage for the first round of the Hardy Cup playoffs next week against Saskatchewan.
“They’re getting to a point where they’re making decisions on their own. Everything they did, that was all on them.”
"We're lucky to be in the position we're in when we're playing for a home playoff game which can mean a lot and we just got to continue to want to get better."
Without a doubt, defense won this game for the T-Birds.
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As the 32-28 score suggests, this was a very winnable game for UBC — but that provides little solace in the aftermath.
It'll take a solid defensive plan, some gutsy plays and discipline if the T-Birds plan to beat the Dinos at Homecoming this weekend.
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“Phil [Jalalpoor] put on a special performance, Conor [Morgan] did his thing and so did Luka [Zaharijevic], and to do it in front of the home crowd, in front of friends and family is very special.”
Overall, the T-Birds put up 121 points in the three-game inaugural tournament, conceding only 18. The team is currently on a nine game winning streak as it turns its attention back to the BC Premier League.