Rams claim double streaks in soccer against rival U of T

The Ryerson Men's soccer team beat UofT 2-1 to secure their fifth victory of the season and remain undefeated.

The Ryerson men’s soccer team beat University of Toronto 2-1 to secure its fifth victory of the season and remain undefeated. (Melissa Wronzberg, special to The Ryersonian)

Both Ryerson Rams soccer teams continued their streaks this weekend. The men’s team remain undefeated with its fifth straight win of  the season, while the women’s team lost its fifth game in a row.

On Sunday, the two teams played a double header against downtown rival, University of Toronto.

The men’s team trailed for its first time this year when U of T scored with a cross in the 28th minute.

However, the Rams rebounded. At the 43rd minute, Marko Miketic scored in his first game against his former team to tie the game at 1-1.

“That’s the sign of a good team, when you can come back when down a goal,” said Rams associate coach Filip Prostran after the game.

The Rams then took a 2-1 lead at the 51st minute when Raheem Rose scored on a pass from Martin Dabrowski.

The women’s team, on the other hand, let in goals two minutes apart in the first half and dug itself into a tough hole.

It wasn’t until the 58th minute that the Rams were able to score on a header from fourth-year forward Sarah Slattery.

Luck was not on the Rams’ side; they hit several posts and crossbars in the second half before U of T scored and ended the game 4-1.

“I thought we played well initially,” said Rams coach Kevin Souter. “But then, we were getting caught on silly little things, little details, and I think if we’re able to fix those details, then the results for us will flip in the other direction.”

The Rams men’s soccer team is scheduled to play Wednesday at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

The women’s team is expected to host Queen’s University on Sunday.

By Melissa Wronzberg, special to The Ryersonian

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