Vikes men, women into soccer playoffs

The UVic Vikes men’s and women’s soccer teams are heading to the Canada West playoffs, Nov. 3 and 4

UVic Vikes soccer player Andrew Ravenhill leaps over sliding tackler Anthony Tummillo of the Winnipeg Wesmen during the Vikes loss on Saturday.

UVic Vikes soccer player Andrew Ravenhill leaps over sliding tackler Anthony Tummillo of the Winnipeg Wesmen during the Vikes loss on Saturday.

The UVic Vikes men’s and women’s soccer teams are heading to the Canada West playoffs.

The men bettered the Mount Royal Cougars 3-0 in the rain-soaked conditions of Centennial Stadium on Friday. Cam Hundal scored twice and Nick Mavrikos once for the Vikes.

The win clinched the men a spot in the Canada West Final Six in Edmonton this weekend, Nov. 3 and 4.

With the weight of the playoffs off the Vikes were not as sharp on Saturday night, as they fell 2-0 to the Winnipeg Wesmen on Saturday.

The Vikes women’s team, which is hosting the CIS nationals later in November, has continued its campaign  to win its way in. Janelle Smith, Jana Yates and Emma Greig each scored in the Vikes 3-0 win over the Fraser Valley Cascades at Centennial on Saturday.

The women advance to the Canada West Final Four at Trinity Western University in Langley, Nov. 3 and 4.

CANADA WEST WOMEN FINAL FOUR: LIVE STATS & VIDEO

At Trinity Western University in Langley

Nov. 2 – Semifinal 1: Regina vs. Trinity Western, 4:30 p.m.Nov. 2 – Semifinal 2: Victoria vs. UBC, 7 p.m. Nov. 3 – Bronze Medal GameNov. 3 – Gold Medal Game

*Winner of the conference final advances to the CIS national championship, Nov. 8 to 11 at University of Victoria. Should the Vikes capture the conference crown, the second-place finisher will take the host berth.  Regardless, the Vikes’ first game at nationals is Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at Centennial stadium.

CANADA WEST MEN FINAL SIX: LIVE STATS & VIDEO

At University of Alberta in Edmonton

Nov. 1 – Playoff 1: Saskatchewan vs. Victoria, 8 a.m.Nov. 1 – Playoff 2: Calgary vs. Trinity Western, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 2 – Semifinal 1: Winner Game 1 vs. UBC, 8 a.m.  Nov. 2 – Semifinal 2: Winner Game 2 vs. Alberta, 10:15 a.m. Nov. 4 – Bronze Medal Game, 8 a.m.Nov. 4 – Championship Game, 10:15 a.m.

*Top two teams advance to CIS national championship at Universite Laval in Quebec, Nov. 8 to 11.