It looked like it was going to be a tough season for the men’s soccer team at St. Thomas University, but the team is shattering that notion. After the first weekend of play, the Tommies were ranked 15 overall in CCAA conference.
The news came as a pleasant surprise to head coach Darren Cann.
“The past couple of years have been tough. We didn’t make playoffs and it’s been frustrating to say the least. I had six graduating players last season and with limited funds to recruit, it’s hard to rebuild,” said Cann.
“Nevertheless, I always remain optimistic.”
The ranking came despite a 4-1 loss in the first game of the season against the Holland College Hurricanes, who are ranked fourth nationally. The Tommies followed that up with a 3-1 win against the Dalhousie Agricultural College Rams.
But the Tommies aren’t satisfied with staying at 15. They hope to move up, and make sure they are a top four team in the ACAA. That way they make playoffs, which are hosted by STU this year.
“If we can keep injuries to a minimum I’m confident we can do it,” said Cann.
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