Varsity Blues win ‘ugly’ to earn playoff bye

Ugly. That’s how University of Toronto head coach Anthony Capotosto described his side’s 1-0 victory over the Carleton Ravens on Saturday afternoon, a win which confirmed second spot in the OUA East Division and secured a bye to the second round of the post-season. The Blues are likely to face a quarter-final rematch with Carleton […]

U of T’s MacNaughton enjoying best year in Blue

Four years ago, University of Toronto Varsity Blues soccer captain Lukas MacNaughton had a big decision to make. Born in New York and raised in Belgium, MacNaughton went to high school at the International School of Brussels, but upon graduation he knew he wanted to experience something new. While this season’s leading scorer for the […]

Varsity Blues take it to the last day

Captain Lukas MacNaughton converted two penalties to lead the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s soccer team to a 4-0 win against the Laurentian Voyageurs (5-7-2) on Sunday, securing a final-day showdown with Carleton for a first round playoff bye. Nikolay Saveliev and Jack Wadden completed the scoring, guiding the Blues (11-2-2) into sole possession […]

Varsity Blues call on defence to sink Lakers in men’s soccer

On a day when the Men’s Varsity Blues soccer team struggled to break down a stubborn Nipissing Lakers, their backline came up with clinical plays in a 3-0 victory at Varsity Stadium. Defenders Nikola Stakic and John Bowyer both highlighted on the scoresheet, sandwiching a captain’s goal by Lukas MacNaughton. The decisive goal arrived in […]

Charron has bold plans for 7-a-side soccer

Sam Charron has great expectations for both the future of his team and himself in Paralympic 7-a-side soccer. Since winning MVP of an international tournament in Barcelona, Spain back in 2012, at the age of just 14, the Ottawa native has carried himself with a certain level of confidence and composure not often seen within athletes […]

Greek football rivalries kick into high gear in Toronto’s Greektown

Zissis Katsoulis is a diehard soccer fan. He had no choice. “When I was at home … I could hear when they scored,” he said. Back in Greece, Katsoulis grew up near the Panathinaikos stadium. “When we would go to the games, you could feel it.” Now living in Canada, Katsoulis follows his favourite time in the Panathinaikos fan club location at Pape and Floyd, in East York. “This … is the heart of Panathinaikos in Toronto,” he said, “17 years we’ve been in this place.”