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CIS wrap: No. 6 UBC knocks off No. 1 UVic

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The University of Victoria’s reign as the No. 1 ranked men’s soccer program is likely over. After losing 3-1 to Trinity Western University on Friday, the Vikes lost to No. 6 UBC 1-0 Saturday in Vancouver, in what was the marquee CIS soccer matchup of the weekend. The win lifted UBC to 4-0-0 on the Canada West schedule, while the Vikes, the reigning national champs, now have to recover from a lost weekend against the two power schools of the B.C. mainland. UBC’s Milad Mehrabi scored the deciding goal from outside the penalty area, going top corner with the effort. UBC’s next two matches will be against Mount Royal and Winnipeg, two of the worst teams in Canada West, so there’s a good chance we will see the Thunderbirds continue their rise up the rankings. The T-Birds were ranked either No. 1 or 2 in the country all of last season — until the Canada West finale, when they lost on a last-gasp goal to the University of Alberta, who went on to be eliminated by St. Mary’s in the national semifinal. Alberta was ranked No. 3 in the nation going into the weekend. NO. 2 GOES DOWN, TOO Not only will Victoria tumble out of the No. 1 spot, Cape Breton University, who was ranked No. 2 going into the weekend, also fell. Dalhousie beat the Capers 3-2 Saturday, dropping CBU to 2-1-0 on the season. Tyler Lewars got two goals for the Dal. BROWN BOMBER Waterloo Ont.’s Emily Brown is making an early case for why she’s the early frontrunner for the CIS women’s player of the year honour. The Laurier Golden Hawks, who entered the weekend ranked No. 6 in the nation, won twice this weekend to boost their record to 5-0-1. But it was Brown who had the spotlight directly on her; she scored both goals as Laurier beat Western 2-1 on Saturday, then scored three more Sunday as the Hawks dominated the Windsor Lancers, 4-1. Brown, who was Laurier’s rookie of the year in 2011, now has nine goals on the season, to lead the OUA. Not bad for six games. RELATED: CIS wrap: U of A scores 11 in two wins over Mount Royal (CLICK) CIS wrap: Murphy, Guelph split opening weekend (CLICK)

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