Victory nets three as UBC men’s soccer squad crushes Griffins

The Thunderbirds blanked Grant MacEwan 5-0 behind a hat-trick from the Chilliwack FC product

A three goal outburst from Chilliwack’s Victory Shumbusho kept the University of British Columbia men’s soccer team unbeaten with a 5-0 home-field win over the MacEwan Griffins.

The game was played last Saturday at the UBC campus on the Ken Woods pitch, and the game was scoreless through 45 minutes.

Zach Verhoeven and Mackenzie Cole gave the T-Birds a 2-0 lead early in the second half and then it was the Shumbusho show. Checking into the match in the 63rd minute, he scored his first just two minutes later, getting his head on a cross into the box.

At the 81 minute mark he took a short pass from teammate Kyle Sohi, side-stepped a Griffins defender and fired a low shot past the MacEwan keeper.

He completed the hat-trick with three minutes left in regulation time.

“He loves to score goals,” said UBC head coach Mike Mosher. “He’s quick and he’s willing to go to the spots where strikers have to be to score goals.

“You love when you have a striker that has that kind of thirst to score goals.”

The five-foot-10 forward has six of them on 14 shots through six games as a U-Sports freshman and leads his team back into battle Sunday.

The Thunderbirds are in Edmonton for a Sunday date with the Alberta Golden Bears.

See gothunderbirds.ca for more info.

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