Lethbridge Kodiaks soccer team finishes ‘bittersweet’ season

The Lethbridge College Kodiaks finished a successful soccer season over the weekend. Paul Kingsmith / Global News

LETHBRIDGE – After a regular season in which Kodiak soccer teams lost just two games combined, the programs were hoping to bring home Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) titles this weekend. Unfortunately neither the men or women’s teams were able to claim gold at the ACAC championships in Fort McMurray.

After falling behind early, the women were unable to get out of their first round matchup with Grande Prairie, falling 3-0.

The men had more success, advancing all the way to the final, before dropping a 1-0 decision to the Keyano Huskies. Despite a tough end to the season, a silver medal finish and a great regular season for both teams, are still things that make Kodiaks soccer coach Mike Racz proud.

“Right now it’s kind of bittersweet,” said Racz. “Being so close, it’s going to be tough for a little while here. We’re going to have to take some time and think about it, go back to the drawing board and hopefully keep the momentum from the season going, and keep the programs strong for years to come.”

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The Kodiaks returned to Lethbridge Monday evening after a nine-hour bus ride back from Fort McMurray.