Durham Lords men’s soccer player Bryan Manner fights off a UOIT player during the annual Campus Cup exhibition soccer match. Durham College defeated the UOIT Ridgebacks 4-0.
September 15, 2010
For the second straight year the Durham Lords men’s soccer team took home campus bragging rights after winning the annual Campus Cup exhibition soccer match against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Ridgebacks by a score of 4-0.
The spirited and intense match, which took place on September 9, is an annual Orientation Week event that is played before hundreds of cheering fans from both institutions at Vaso’s Field at the Oshawa campus.
“It was a big win,” said Benn Vander Eyken, a Human Resources student who plays defence for the squad. “They are a big rival on campus and it was a good start to our season, picking up the win.”
The Lords opened the scoring in the 12th minute of the first half of the game with Jossimar Rodriguez netting a goal with Bryan Manner joining him on the score sheet four minutes later.
Durham’s goalkeeper came up big early in the second half, stopping a UOIT penalty shot and preserving the Lords’ two-goal lead. Agya Oppong-Kyekeyku and Jelani DeJonge then padded the lead with a goal apiece, bringing home the win for the green and gold.
The Lords will open their Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) regular season on Sunday, September 19 at Centennial College and will host their home opener against Fleming College on Saturday, September 25 at Vaso’s Field. The men’s game will start at 2 p.m. following the women’s game. Be sure to cheer on your Durham Lords this season!