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PACWEST Soccer Athletes of the Week

Photos courtesy of the Northfield Photography
Photos courtesy of the Northfield Photography

Female Soccer Athlete of the Week
Claire Reynolds – Langara Falcons

Playing in the midfield this past weekend Claire made a 40 yard run in behind the Douglas Royals back line to receive a ball from Carly Dhanda, where she rounded the goalkeeper and slotted it home for the opening goal of the match. She was an influential figure throughout the game, controlling the midfield by limiting the Douglas attacks and creating chances for the Falcons the entire 90 minutes

Male Soccer Athlete of the Week
Emmanuel Ekeh – Langara Falcons

He scored two goals against the Capilano Blues on Thursday night to pace the Falcons. His first goal, which turned out to be the game winner in a 4-1 victory, was a combination of speed, composure and skill as he outraced the last defender, composed himself as the opposing keeper made a dash to come out and get the ball. He skillfully chipped the ball over the keeper and into the back of the net. On his second goal he out jumped the towering defenders on an attacking corner, nodding the ball coolly into the net. On Sat vs DC Emmanuel showed his to hold onto the ball and distribute to his teammates for easy goals. Then on Saturday he forced the Royals goalkeeper to commit an error while his teammate was able to strip the ball and score.