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September 30, 2004
  Soccersaurs settle for a tiePDF files may take a moment to load

The men's soccer game on Sat., Sept. 25 against the University of British Columbia T-Birds was "eerily similar" to previous games this season. The Dinos must like it from behind, because they spent most of the game catching up to the T-Birds. The first goal came from a blatantly offside Luke Sandilands of UBC. The goal questionably bounced in off the post.


September 30, 2004
  Three shutouts and still truckin'PDF files may take a moment to load

Birds of a feather flock together and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds certainly flocked to a 1-0 loss under the mighty wrath of our Dinos women's soccer squad Sat., Sept. 25. As the University of Calgary Facilities team finally got their act together, bleachers, stands and admission tables were setup at the game for what turned out to be quite a sizable home-team crowd. Our ladies took on last year's Canada West champs. The DJ/PA announcer however, still sucked.


October 30, 2003
  Dinos flatlinePDF files may take a moment to load

Well, that was ugly.

After being eliminated from playoff contention in the first of three games of a season-ending West Coast road trip, the Dinos men's soccer team was embarrassed in a pair of lopsided losses to close out the calendar.

After dropping a 3-1 decision to the University of Victoria Vikes Thu., Oct. 23 snuffed out any chance of a trip to the Canada West playoffs in Saskatchewan, the rookie-laden Dinos squad seemed to give up.


September 18, 2003
  Soccer women didn't do so wellPDF files may take a moment to load

"The last time the women's soccer team started a season with a record like this, the Berlin Wall was still standing," a former Gauntlet sports writer stated earlier this week.

Head Coach Robin Slot was quick to disagree.

"The last time we had started a season with a slow start was the 1998/99 season and we ended up winning nationals."

The team currently stands at 0-1-1 after a loss in Edmonton Fri., Sept. 12 and a tie in Saskatoon the following Sun., Sept. 14.


September 18, 2003
  Mixed results on prairie tourPDF files may take a moment to load

In my six years at the U of C, the men's soccer program has often performed in the shadow of their female counterparts. Apparently all it took to buck the trend--at least for the opening weekend--was some new blood.

The Dinos, carrying 14 rookies to open the year, played valiantly in a 2-0 road loss to the University of Alberta Golden Bears before heading to Saskatoon and dropping the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 1-0. Their three-point road trip bested the women's one-point opening weekend.


August 28, 2003
  Canadian Soccer women place tenth at UniversidePDF files may take a moment to load

The Canadian soccer women fell 2-1 to the German squad on Thu., Aug. 28, giving them a tenth place standing in the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu, South Korea. The team battled hard but were unable to overcome the German defense.

The game was the team's fourth at Universiade. They lost their opener to South Korea on Aug. 20 by 3-1 and their second (and final) round robin game to Ireland on Aug. 22 by 4-1.


August 20, 2003
  Team Canada's first day victory, loss in KoreaPDF files may take a moment to load

The opening ceremonies of the 2003 Summer Universiade in Daegu, South Korea have yet to begin, but Team Canada's soccer teams have already roared into action.

The women's team, sporting sole University of Calgary midfielder Jessica Horning, faced off against the hometown Korean team on Wed., Aug. 20.

Canada dominated the opening minutes of the game with McMaster University midfielder Megan Beckett scoring on a free kick 16 minutes into the match.


March 20, 2003
  Reflecting on her time as a DinoPDF files may take a moment to load

If we were talking about the 'ins' and 'outs' of the fashion world, than what's going out may be a blessing. Like those crazy fluorescent outfits, big hoop earrings and huge bangs, that I'm sure Sarah Dunlop used to wear back in the '80s.

But we're not talking about fashion. Were talking about soccer, and the impact Dunlop has made in her five years of being a Dino, although I'm sure her impact on the fashion world has been one of valiant effort.


November 07, 2002
  Umm Ref... can we get those nine minutes back?PDF files may take a moment to load

Heading into last weekend, there was cautious optimism in Dinoland. The football team clinched a home playoff game, the men's soccer team had a favourable draw at the Canada West Finals, and their female counterparts had another chance at the league title.

But what happened next was a complete disaster for the red and gold. The football team lost, the soccer men lost, and the lady Dinos made the Canada West Final, and then lost.

"It was sad, devastating and cruel," said Dinos women's Head Coach Robin Slot.


October 31, 2002
  Pronghorns die a bloody deathPDF files may take a moment to load

The Germans have the French; the Russians have the Chechens and

U of C Dinos have the Lethbridge Pronghorns. Everyone likes picking on weaklings and Calgary's women's soccer team did just that when they toyed with Lethbridge for two straight games.

Two wins, 2-1 and 6-3, assured the Dinos a spot in the Canada West Finals, and the team now hopes to avoid their third straight first round playoff exit.



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