Last weekend Quest faced Capilano for the first time this season in a double header. On Thursday, October 5th the Blues visited the Kermodes for the first match, taking the game with a 3-1 victory. On Saturday, October 7th, the teams met again for the rematch. Capilano scored 2 early goals, which would remain unanswered. The game was very physical and both teams struggled to create any kind of lasting momentum in the first half of play.
The Kermodes were able to collect and reorganize themselves for the second half. With a change in formation, they were able to resist any further offensive attacks. Gary Gill proved to be a key component of the team's defense by helping shut down the league's top goal scorer. This performance has earned him this week's title of Feature Athlete of the Week.
Player's Name: Gary Gill
Team Nickname: GG
Number of Seasons at Quest: 2
My pre-game typically consists of watching soccer videos before arriving at the field, once at the field I like to visualize and think about the game, and listen to relaxing music leading up to the team meeting.
Favourite thing about Quest
My favourite thing about Quest is the block program. It allows me to focus on one class at a time rather than taking a 3-4 classes at the same time over the course of a semester.
My Quest Experience
What makes the Quest soccer team so unique is the family mentality that the entire team collectively shares. Previous teams that I had been on, my teammates were just teammates and that was it however, with the quest team whether on or off the field the entire team is approachable and feels like family.
How did you feel, personally, going into the games?
Personally going into the games I was feeling a little bit of pressure however, I was confident in my ability to perform so long as I focused on my roles and responsibilities.
What was it like to face a team for the first time back to back?
In our first match against them, we knew we needed a performance from everyone. Especially considering it was a home game. I think playing away against them did not make a difference considering the team was hungry for a rematch. Playing at home has the advantage of having the home crowd support you but when your half way into season your mindset is more on getting results than worrying about whether you're playing home or away so I don't think there's a difference.
How do you feel about your own performance? Was there anything specific that contributed to being named the feature athlete this week?
Throughout the course of the two games I felt great getting into tackles, playing the ball around, and primarily shutting down their most threatening player.
What would you like to see from the team moving into this week's big games? Moving forward I would like to see more hunger from the entire team to get results.
| Files from Cassy Winter