GBC’s Filipe Vilela scores twice against Conestoga in GBC’s second draw of the season
The men’s soccer team’s first match started off with intensity against the Sheridan Bruins on Friday, Sept. 7
A defensive and chippy first half, which saw Sheridan draw four yellow cards while GBC got two, ended 0-0.
“We have a couple of new players and we’re doing really well actually,” said midfielder Babour Zainullah. “We had eight players from last year and we need more games to get together to know each other better because we’ve just had two exhibition games.”
GBC’s keeper Jordan Sodhi worked hard keeping Sheridan off the board with a total off 11 saves, while Sheridan’s Elijah De Los Santos stopped five shots from the Huskies.
“I thought that the team played well and we showed a lot of good spots in the game where the combination was pretty good,” said head coach John Williams. “I think the guys just got to get to know each other better a little bit.”
On Sunday, Sept. 9 GBC took on Conestoga drawing them 2-2.
Andrew Mackie from Conestoga opened the scoring with a goal in the 21st minute. Filipe Vilela answered back with a brace for the Huskies with goals in the 25th and 31st minute to end the first half up 2-1. In the second half, Zachariah Gingerich equalized for Conestoga with a goal in the 67th minute.
Sodhi stopped three of the five shots on goal while Conestoga’s Ian Anderson-Mckenzie stopped eight out of 10 shots.
The next men’s soccer games will be on Sept. 14 at 8:30 p.m. against the U of T Mississauga at home at Esther Shiner Stadium.