CALGARY, ALTA., (Oct. 28, 2018) - The SAIT Trojans men's soccer team are your 2018/19 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) bronze medallists.
The Trojans needed penalty kicks to do it, but they beat the Lethbridge College Kodiaks 3-2 to secure the medal on Sunday morning at SAIT's Cohos Commons Field.
The medal is second-straight bronze for the Trojans, who also achieved the feat last year with a 1-0 win over the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder.
The game was barely two minutes old before Lethbridge took the lead when the Trojans were called for tripping up a Kodiaks player in the box. Wilson Ntignee took the ensuing penalty kick and made good to put the Trojans in a hole.
SAIT got the equalizer 20 minutes later when Dean Northover tagged a corner kick in mid-air and fired it into the Kodiaks net.
Just before the half, the Trojans went up 2-1 on a play where the Kodiaks believed SAIT was off-side. In the confusion that followed, Trojans midfielder Johnny Hutchinson scored.
The game stayed that way until the 89th minute when Lethbridge's Taylor Laviolette pounced on a rebound off a free kick and tied the contest, shocking the SAIT fans.
Tied after 90 minutes of play, the game immediately went to penalty kicks, where SAIT made good on all five kicks from Krishneil Prakash, Brad Atherton, Dean Northover, Johnny Hutchinson and Nico Aravena.
Lethbridge College replied with goals from Ben Knight and James Britton before Jimmy Bukuru sailed his shot over the net. Camilo Palacio and Tyler Bolen also scored but Bukuru's miss proved too costly.