On November 26 and 27, the UFV Cascades took on the Douglas College Royals and then Capilano University Blues. Coming off a bye-week, the fifth-ranked Cascades were hoping to finish the first half of the season with a split, yet instead they lost both games by a score of 3-0. Douglas is ranked second in the BCCAA, whereas Capilano came into the weekend ranked eight with a single win to their credit.
Coming into Saturday night’s game against Thompson Rivers University, the Cascades Men’s Basketball team carried with them a 3-6 record that may not necessarily have been indicative of their potential.
The whole is less than the sum of its parts. That is the phrase that comes to mind when describing the current state of the UFV Men’s Volleyball team. Beset by a string of bewildering losses, the Cascades are straining to hold on to the sixth and final playoff spot in the BCCAA, despite boasting one of the most talented rosters in the province. All the parts are there, yet the cogs aren’t meshing, the pistons aren’t firing, and the gearbox is frozen somewhere between “neutral” and “broken.”
The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades Men’s Volleyball Team split their weekend games defeating the Camosun College Chargers, 3-0, on Saturday and falling Friday night to the VIU Mariners, 3-0. The Cascades record improves to 2-1, in the BCCAA.
The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades defeated the University of Montreal Carabins, 3-2, on penalty kicks to capture the 2010 CIS Bronze Medal. The Cascades won the Canada West title last weekend in Edmonton, Alberta, and last weekend they captured the schools’ first ever national medal, in Charlottetown, PEI. They battled hard against the Quebec Champion Carabins, and in the end, they won the match on the strength of the team's ability to shoot penalty shots after the first 90 minutes ended in a tie. The CIS does not play overtime in Bronze Medal games; it goes straight to penalty shots instead of overtime first.
This story all began when I was casually talking with a fellow student and I mentioned the UFV hockey team. That student looked at me with confusion and said, “UFV has a hockey team?” That was the breaking point for me, and I began my journey into exposing the nitty-gritty truth behind this overlooked and underfunded team.
Schedule of upcoming Cascades home games.
After spending the last two years of his collegiate basketball career with the Columbia Bible College (CBC) Bearcats, guard Kevin Ford decided to bring his talents to UFV this summer and join an already talented Cascades squad.
Men’s Basketball Oct 2: UFV Alumni Game – (New 88) – (Old 82) Oct 2: UFV vs. UNBC W 84-79 Oct 8: UFV vs. U Guelph @ Guelph @ 7:00 p.m. EST Oct 9: UFV vs. Brock U @ Brock @ 3:00 p.m. EST Oct 10: UFV vs. McMaster U @ McMaster @ 1:00 p.m. EST Oct 14: UFV vs. CBC @ CBC @ 7:00 p.m.
By Nathan Hutton (Contributor) – Email Print Edition: September 11, 2013 This past Friday night, UFV women’s soccer kicked off the regular season with a match...