Canada finished fourth on the overall medal tally, racking up 15 gold, 40 silver and 27 bronze medals for a final tally of 82.
Despite the best efforts of their Eastern rivals, it would be UBC who finished on top with 1,151.5 points on the men’s side and a whopping 1,362.5 points on the women’s side.
UBC is the top contender, though the Varsity Blues will try to make use of their home pool advantage and stop the Thunderbirds from retaining their national titles.
“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.
This will be a different nationals experience for the ′Birds as they try out the new best-of-three tournament format.
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.
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The ’Birds will be looking to win their seventh straight U Sports national title.
This past weekend, the ’Birds once again proved they are a force to be reckoned with as they defeated their rivals — the University Victoria Vikes — twice, clinching their 10th Canada West title in the last 11 years of Canada West play.
After the game concluded, the ’Birds were presented with the Captains Cup by members of the Vancouver Giants organization.
The Commonwealth Games are a major international competition in the swimming world. Because of the absence of strong performers such as China and the United States — countries that are not a part of the Commonwealth — it is also a competition Canada tends to perform well in.
Despite the lopsidedness of shots on goal, the ’Birds were still putting the pressure on Queen’s as play bounced from end to end.
Now 3-0-1 this season, the ’Birds will return home to UBC to play their final two weekend doubleheaders against both the Dinos and the Vikes before embarking on what’s sure to be another long playoff run.
The last time the ’Birds lost a game was on November 5, 2015 during the CIS Championships when they fell 2-1 to the University of Guelph Gryphons.