Ravens men’s soccer places sixth at nationals

After a dominating season at the top of their division, the Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team competed in the U Sports national championship from Nov. 9-12. The team played three games against the Université de Montreal Carabins, University of New Brunswick (UNB) Varsity Reds, and the York Lions. The Ravens ended the tournament losing in the consolation finals against York, the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) champions. Kickoff against the Carabins The first game the Ravens played was against the Carabins, who won their respective conference. The Ravens fought through the snow and cold weather, but were unable to defeat the Carabins, losing 3-1. The Carabins wasted no time getting on the board, when five minutes into the first half, forward […]

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Men’s soccer takes home OUA silver

The Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team traveled to Toronto to take part in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs over the weekend of Nov. 3 and 4. The Ravens’ first game was the semi-finals of the OUA Final Four, where they beat the McMaster Marauders 3-0. The following day the Ravens fell to the York Lions in the final by a score of 2-0, good enough for a silver medal. In the semi-final matchup against McMaster, the two team’s strong defensive play stifled any offensive momentum. Battling back and forth, both teams remained scoreless in the first half. Early in the second half, Ravens forward Stefan Karajovanovic passed the ball through the Marauders defence to Ravens midfielder Ricky Comba who […]

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Men’s soccer clinches first place in OUA East

The men’s soccer team recorded a pair of wins against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks (UOIT), and the Trent Excalibur in their final two games of the regular season. Against UOIT on Oct. 14 the game started out slow as the Ridgebacks defence kept the Ravens offence at bay for the entire first half of the game. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Ravens forward Gabriel Bitar buried the ball in the back of the net on a free kick from the 25-yard line to give the Ravens a 1-0 lead. The game became a lopsided affair as Carleton’s offence peppered the UOIT goaltender, but Bitar’s goal would stand as the lone one for the match. The […]

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Men’s soccer extends win streak to six

The men’s soccer team recorded a pair of wins at home against the Queen’s Gaels and the Royal Military College (RMC) Paladins. The Carleton Ravens beat the Gaels 2-0 on Oct. 7, and then beat the Paladins 5-0 the following day. Against Queen’s on Oct. 7, Ravens forward Gabriel Bitar put Carleton on the board seven minutes into the game when his shot sailed into the net past the Gaels goaltender Alex Jones. This was the only goal in the first half as Carleton kept the offensive pressure up, but weren’t able to capitalize on any of the opportunities they created. Starting off the second half in a similar  manner as the first, Bitar was able to score his second […]

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Team Brazil students win ISC World Cup

The first-ever Carleton University International Students’ Centre (ISC) World Cup took place on Oct. 6, with team Brazil coming out on top. The soccer tournament, hosted by the ISC, included eight teams: Brazil, Nigeria, Palestine, Nepal, Peru, Ghana, Canada and the USA. There were two four-team groups, semi-finals, as well as bronze and gold medal games. The teams from Canada and the USA were made up of a mix of students, while the other teams represented cultural clubs on campus. Brazil won the gold champions trophy and $300, with $200 going to second place Palestine, and $100 to third place Nepal. Lily Akagbosu, ISC administrative and program co-ordinator, said the event provided a good social experience for students. “It just […]

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