The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team faced a disappointing loss at the Ontario University Athletics bronze medal game on Sunday, marking an end to the season.
They lost 3-0 to the University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues.
The team fell behind early on and by halftime, faced an uphill battle to overcome the Blues’ 2-0 advantage.
“I’m super proud of the guys, they fought right till the end,” said head coach Filip Prostran. “For whatever reason we didn’t bring our best performance to these two days. I guess that rests on the coach, but I thought the guys battled hard, I thought they did a lot of good things well.”
Last season, the Rams made it to the same final four position before losing to the McMaster Marauders.
“These tough losses, they rest with coaches and players,” said Prostran. “But this is how leaders are built, remembering these moments and fighting these battles.” He called the three-goal lead for Toronto “quite a mountain to climb” for the Rams.
This also marks the last season for midfielder and co-captain Martin Dabrowski, who is completing his fifth year in the business management program.
“For the first 15 minutes I thought we were in pretty good control of the game,” he said. “But we let that one goal in and I think after that we tried to lift our spirits and we kind of couldn’t.
“But we tried, we gave some fight,” he said, later adding that it was “hard to explain” how he felt about his final game with the Rams.