Western Tops Brock
The Western Mustangs knocked the Brock Badgers out of the playoffs Wednesday evening with a 1-0 victory at Alumni Field in London, Ontrario. The game started off intensely as Brock goalkeeper Anthony Stott made a diving save to snatch the ball out of the top right corner. Shortly after, midfielder Emmanuel Kumar had a glorious scoring opportunity, but an official blew his whistle to call a Mustang foul, this whistle put an end to Brock's first good scoring chance of the game.
Later in the first half, Mustangs midfielder Rudy James scored a highlight-reel goal, which ultimately decided the game. Western striker Mohammad Reza Nafar chipped the ball cross field to James, who then one-timed the soccer ball out of midair into the open net. The Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago native celebrated his goal by saluting in front of the Badgers' bench, whose coach had been very vocal about his opinion with the officiating in the first half.