Mariners in the news: VIU wants to seize opportunity at nationals

November 8, 2011 - 2:30am

By Greg Sakaki - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Experience counts, and Vancouver Island University’s men’s soccer team knows how to play at nationals.

The VIU Mariners, the Canadian Colleges’ Athletic Association’s defending champions, go into the 2011 tournament this week as the No. 1 seeds, the favourites and the most experienced team there.

Knowing how to play in big games helps, say the M’s. But knowing what it means to win might be even more important because it’s supreme motivation.

“We all know how much that means and how good that’ll feel after, because we have felt it,” said Stephen Ewashko, VIU midfielder.

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