Coquitlam’s Kyle Jones had four shots on net, his brother, Adam, was denied in the opening minute as was Matteo Polisi late in the game, but it took a goal by freshman Connor Glennon in the 43rd minute to give the Simon Fraser University Clan men’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Slippery Rock University on Friday at Terry Fox Field in Burnaby.
The Clan, who are unbeaten in four games, are ranked No. 2 in the NCAA.
Simon Fraser dominated their overmatch opponents from Pennsylvania, firing 21 shots at the Rock net while Clan keeper Miguel Hof had to make only one save.
The Clan travel to Seattle on Thursday to play a conference game against Seattle Pacific University.
Football clan lose
Coquitlam’s Justin Buren led the Clan’s offence with six catches for 59 yards, but that barely registered in SFU’s 72-14 loss to Humboldt State in GNAC football action Saturday in Arcata, Calif.
Buren went into the game ranked fourth in the conference with 85.5 receiving yards per game.
The Clan spotted the Jacks a 14-0 lead in the first quarter but managed to cut that in half early in the second quarter when Gavin Cobb caught an 8-yard pass from quarterback Miles Richardson.
Humboldt reestablished their 14-point advantage but another Cobb catch again got SFU back to within seven. That was as good as it got for the Clan, though, as they then gave up 51 straight points.
The Clan will host Azusa Pacific University at Terry Fox Field in Burnaby on Saturday, at 1 p.m.