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MEN'S SOCCER HEADING TO PEI IN SEARCH OF SEVENTH NATIONAL TITLE

MEN'S SOCCER HEADING TO PEI IN SEARCH OF SEVENTH NATIONAL TITLE
Tournament 2018 CCAA National Championship
Match Info Humber v. Langara
Time 12:30 p.m. AT / 11:30 a.m. ET
Venue Terry Fox Sports Complex
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Playoff Series Humber leads, 1-0
Last Meeting W, 1-0 (11/6/01)
CCAA Streak W13

The Storyline
Humber men's soccer will be making its 12th appearance at the national dance and will open the 2018 tournament on Nov. 7 against the PACWEST wildcard, Langara Falcons. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. ET.

Last Time Out
Humber returned to the OCAA mountaintop Oct. 27, knocking off provincial rival Sheridan, 2-1, in the championship final. It was Humber's seventh title since 2010.

All-Canadian Jaineil Hoilett was named championship MVP for the second time, while Cody Green and Federico Leal received all-tournament honours.

Scouting Langara

  • Competing in the tough PACWEST conference, Langara finished in third with a 3-7-2 record.
  • In the PACWEST semifinals, the unranked Falcons pulled off a major upset over No. 2 Douglas in penalty kicks.
  • Emmanuel Ekeh led the Falcons offensively, recording ten goals in 12 matches this season. Between the pipes, Aleks Kalajdzic finished with a 2-4-1 record with a 2.92 goals-against-average.
  • Humber and Langara met in the 2001 CCAA final, with the Hawks claiming their second national championship in a 1-0 victory. Gaston Bizera recorded the lone tally for Humber.

The Field
With a win, Humber will face the winner of NAIT/St. Thomas in the semifinal. NAIT captured the ACAC conference championship. St. Thomas fell in the ACAC title match to Holland College, 2-1.

Championship Pedigree

  • Humber and Capilano own the most national titles in the country, each with six. If both programs win out, they would meet in the finals to break the tie.
  • All-time, Humber owns a 27-6 (.818) record at nationals, including a 10-1 record in the quarterfinal round.
  • Under head coach Mike Aquino, the Hawks are 9-0 at the dance.
  • The Hawks have won 13 consecutive national matches, dating back to Nov. 11, 2011.
  • Jordan Piccinin leads all Humber players with three CCAA tallies. Karman Singh sits third all-time with three clean sheets, two behind four-time national champion Eugenio Garro.

What's Next?
With a win, Humber will face the winner of NAIT/St. Thomas in the semifinal on Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m.