SFU's Basso buries another goal

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Coquitlam’s Carlo Basso keeps racking up the goals, and his SFU Clan keep piling up the wins.

The Clan university men’s soccer team won a wild game Saturday, defeating host Hawaii Pacific University, 5-1.

For SFU, it was another win against a ranked team as the Clan are polled third in the NCAA Div. 2 soccer list to Hawaii Pacific’s fifth in the West Region rankings of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

With the win, SFU now sits at 11-0-0, including 5-0-0 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play.  Hawaii Pacific is 9-4 on the year –– 6-1 in conference play.

While the team had to battle one of their toughest opponents of the season, they were also up against the heat and a raucous crowd of over 300 HPU fans.

“Tonight’s match was one of our best performances this season,” said SFU head coach Alan Koch. “Our team had to deal with tough heat, a tough opponent and a tough crowd.  It was an intense game and I’m proud of the way our team battled to come out on top.”

SFU jumped out to an early two goal lead in the first half, netting goals in the 19th and 27th minutes before Hawaii cut the margin to 2-1 at halftime. In the second half, it was all Simon Fraser as they scored three unanswered goals, including Basso’s eighth of the season.


Port Moody’s Justina DiStasio of the SFU Clan won the women’s 155-pound weight class at the Oklahoma City Duels wrestling meet Saturday.

DiStasio led the Clan with three wins by decision, one technical fall and one by forfeit.



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