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VReds men's soccer bring home silver from CIS

In their first trip to national championships since 1980, the Varsity Reds men’s soccer team, won silver in a close game against the York University Lions last November.

The VReds were defeated 2-0.

"They're the best competition that we've ever played, but I'm a little heartbroken," said UNB midfield Marcus Lees. "They had that first goal and we could never really rebound," added Lees, one of three Varsity Reds named to the tournament all-star team.

Despite the loss, head coach Miles Pinsent expressed pride in his team. "I thought they went out there and did what they needed to do, especially in the second half, I thought we had the majority of the play," said Pinsent.

The coach says the Lions may be remembered as the winners of today's game, but believes his team won too. "There's a lot of other ways of winning and having success and I thought that they exhibited that throughout this tournament, just determination and the ability to focus on the task at hand and do whatever it takes to try and win."

Along with Lees, midfielder Diego Padilha and fullback Kalen Park were named to the tournament all-star team.

(Source: AUS news release)

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