The Western men's soccer team picked it up when
it counted the most this year. In the regular season, the men won
seven games, lost one and tied two. However, it almost seemed these
men were saving their energy for the Ontario University Athletics
finals. The Mustangs brought home gold from Kingston after beating
the Waterloo Warriors 3-0.
Travelling to Montreal to play the best in Canada,
the Mustangs represented Western well. They tied their first game
against Alberta 1-1, then eliminated Concordia 2-1 to move into
the bronze medal game. During their bronze medal match, an injury
epidemic broke lose on the Western bench, compelling the men to
shuffle their line-up, including using a midfielder in goal. The
Mustangs placed fourth overall in the country.
Goaltender Roberto Caballero Jr. received first
team All-Canadian honours and teammate Chris Stefanazzi received
second team All-Canadian status.
Success-O-Meter Score: 8/10