Wet weather results in cancellations and postponements

Adam Williams, Sports Editor Ω

Typical fall weather on the coast resulted in the cancellation of  both a men’s soccer game and the third tournament of the Pacific Western Athletic Association golf season on the weekend of Sept. 28.

The WolfPack men’s soccer team saw its Saturday match against the Capilano University Blues postponed due to unplayable fields and Camosun College’s golf tournament at Bear Mountain Resort and Spa in Victoria was rained out; the golf season will now be shortened to three events.

Both the men’s and women’s soccer teams also were forced to spend the night in Nanaimo, after the ferry back to the mainland was cancelled due to inclement weather.

The women’s soccer team managed to play both of its games, despite the wet weather, defeating the Blues 5-2 and shutting out the Victoria Island University Mariners 2-0. Head coach Tom McManus said the conditions for the Capilano match were the worst he’s seen in a long time, with grounds crews mopping up water at midfield and carrying it away in buckets.

The men’s soccer team was able to play its Saturday match, defeating the men’s Mariners, 2-1.

Both the men’s and the women’s soccer teams will return to Hillside Stadium on Oct. 6 to face the UBC-Okanagan Heat.

The WolfPack golf team will head to its final tournament of the season in Chilliwack.