The Bobcats Futsal team’s played in this past weekend’s Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) tournament Copa De La Paz Championship. This article will cover the Bobcats male and female team’s record and their road to the finals.
The Bobcats women had a tough year in the futsal department. The Bobcats play in a league with five other teams and played each team twice. The women would take two wins throughout their indoor season, winning those games against the Assiniboine Community College Cougars (3-0) and Universite de St. Boniface Les Rouges (2-0). They had tied ACC earlier in the year and lost to St. Boniface in a separate match. The women had a total of four ties throughout their season, scoring twos for two separate draws against the Red River College Rebels. The final category of losses included four defeats with their greatest adversary, the Canadian Mennonite University Blazers winning both games. They would enter into the playoffs with 10 points, beating out the ACC Cougars who took fifth position (unable to make it into playoffs) and Red River Rebels, who took fourth.
The Bobcats men had a great futsal year in comparison, and would tie for second in the league with 19 points. The men lost three games and tied one. The Universite de St. Boniface Les Rouges and Canadian Mennonite University Blazers would each share a victory and loss with the Bobcats. The Providence University College Pilots would win and tie in their battles against BU. Against ACC and Red River, the Bobcats would take two sure victories. The men’s greatest victory was against the Cougars, where the Bobcats took a win of 12-3. In total, the men finished with a record of 6-1-3 and would enter the championship tournament while Red River and ACC would be unable to make it to any finals.
During the finals, the road itself was short for the women. Their first and final game was played against CMU and the Blazers wore the Bobcats down. The CMU would win 1-3 and would go onto win the overall tournament. The men’s road was intense as their semifinal game against CMU ended with them winning 9-8. Finishing the game with a very close save by Brandon goalkeeper Dan Harrison. In the final match the men lost 3-6 against the top rated USB Les Rouges.
Overall, it was a great season for the Bobcats Soccer/Futsal teams. Where the men would get to play in the finals for Futsal, the women had won the Soccer final four tournament. Both teams offered strong stats in the MCAC league and provided stars and MVP’s for the Bobcats throughout their seasons. To check out any of the Bobcats stats please go to the Bobcats official website at www.gobobcats.com. The BU athletes will pick up their seasons next fall! Great work Bobcats, enjoy your summer break.