Purple Pipe: Jason Carrelas
THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GETS GOING. Jason Carrelas
of the Mustangs' men's soccer team has surprising talent
in goal, "netting" him the Purple Pipe. Oh crack ourselves
When the Mustangs' men's soccer team got in a
bind this past weekend at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships
in Montreal, Jason Carrelas was there to save the day.
With both goalies -starter Roberto Caballero Jr.
and back-up keeper Mark Teliaferri- out of commission due to injuries,
Western had to look elsewhere for a goaltender in its bronze medal
game against the Montreal Carabins. Head coach Steve Langley tried
his best to be prepared for any possible situation, but the turn
of events in net was an unexpected one.
Usually a team would turn to its third goalie
in a such a situation, but with Ryan Kelly unlisted on the game
sheet, the Mustangs' luck was running short. In a pinch, Langley
and the Mustangs turned to Carrelas. "We didn't really want
to play, but he did it for the team. I have a lot of respect for
Jason." Carrelas contributed to the men's eventual fourth place
finish with his offense, defense and solid fill-in job in goal.
He made some amazing saves and only allowed one goal. For his range
of abilities, Carrelas was awarded game MVP and is a deserving recipient
of this week's Purple Pipe.