The last time the Douglas Royals men's soccer team squared off against the Capilano Blues, the Royals came up short, as two goals late in the second half resulted in a 2-1 Blues victory.
The Douglas College Royals men's and women's soccer team rolled into Nanaimo this past weekend to take on the VIU Mariners in back to back games for what each team hoped would be an additional six points added to their spot on the standings.
In a game certainly not shy of controversy, the Douglas College Royals men’s soccer team played the Capilano University Blues in what ended up being a battle of the fittest.
The 2019-2020 edition of the Royals men's soccer team returns a mostly veteran line-up who will be looking for redemption from last year's disappointing post-season end. The Royals had looked poised for a return to the CCAA National Championships, where two years prior, they had earned a silver medal finish. On the heels of an 8-2 regular season record and an 8-0 drubbing of the Langara Falcons in the final regular season game, the Royals hopes were clipped by those same Falcons in a thrilling PACWEST Championship semi-final rematch that ended in penalty kicks.
The Douglas College soccer teams fell short of capturing hardware this season, but both the men’s and women’s sides still put together excellent seasons with a few exceptional moments.
With the Royals second on goal difference in the PACWEST table, the Royals men's soccer team stepped on the gas against the Langara Falcons and won a wild one by eight goals to nil.