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Terrace talent sees national play, as former locals take soccer gold

Two Terrace soccer players have made their way to nationals and back.

Two Terrace soccer players have made their way to nationals and back, bringing home the top spot for men’s university soccer, Nov. 6, and wrapping up a season to be proud of.

“We won a national championship so it couldn’t have went any better,” says Cam Hundel, who played his first year of university soccer with the University of Victoria’s Vikes.

Hundel was joined on the team by fellow Terrace local, Alex Redpath, who with a bit of a break in between, was in his second year with the team.

The Victoria Vikes took on the St. Mary’s University Huskies in the final match, winning gold 3-1. The Huskies had travelled all the way from Halifax for the national tournament.

“It was exciting,” said Redpath, noting that more than 3,000 fans came out to support the final match, held on home turf in Victoria.

“It was a crazy atmosphere, having it on our own field, we had a lot of support.”

Redpath said he didn’t see any game time during the  tournament, something he said is just the way it goes sometimes.

“When you’re winning, that’s the right formula,” he explained, on the lineup the coach chose for the games.

Hundel did get play time throughout the tournament, scoring three goals – including the game winner. He was named MVP of the tournament,  Canadian Intersport University male player of the week and Canada West Rookie of the year.

“We trained hard and worked well,” Hundel said, adding the team

was always on the same page.

In total, both players had excellent seasons with the team, which lost its first two matches before winning the rest of the season, with the exception of two tied games.

“It’s always a thrill to be from a small town and get up to this level of soccer,” Redpath said.

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