The York University Lions will take on the Cape Breton University Capers in the fourth quarter-final match of the 2015 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Men’s Soccer Championship on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7pm at York Stadium.
Earlier in the day, the McMaster University Marauders will go up against the Université du Québec à Montréal Citadins at 11am; the University of Victoria Vikes will tackle the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds at 1:30pm; and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues will take on the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds at 4pm.
The CIS Men’s Soccer Championship will run from Nov. 12 to 15 at York University.
“We have high expectations,” says Lions men’s soccer Master Coach Carmine Isacco. “We have a lot of really good teams competing here over the next four days.”
A total of eight teams from across Canada will compete for a chance at winning the Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy. The Lions are out to win the trophy for the second straight year. Last year, they beat the McMaster Marauders 1-0 in the CIS championship final.
In an effort to involve the community in the excitement, two showcase games will be played at the York Stadium on Friday, Nov. 13. At 4pm, it will be Toronto Football Club Junior Academy vs. Richmond Hill Soccer Club U16, followed by Toronto Football Club Senoir Academy vs. Vaughan Soccer Club U17 at 6pm.
Local schools and community groups have also been invited to come and watch the games.
A soccer clinic will take place Saturday, Nov. 14, at 6pm with Asante Soccer Academy for its U8 to U14 players at York Stadium.
For the tournament schedule, visit yorkulions.ca/defend.