SECOND STAR, Connor Guilherme, Men's Soccer

SECOND STAR, Connor Guilherme, Men's Soccer

Men’s second star – Connor Guilherme

UBC Thunderbirds soccer

Defender

2nd-year

Unionville, Ont.

Science

Game log: Friday, Nov. 3 – one shot in 90 minutes played in 3-1 W vs. Thompson Rivers at CW MSOC Final Four / Saturday, Nov. 4 – two goals, including game-winner, in 3-2 W vs. UBC in CW MSOC gold medal game.

Second-year defender Connor Guilherme had his best game of the season when it mattered most, scoring the tying goal in the 80th minute followed by the game-winner in overtime to power UBC to a 3-2 win over the Trinity Western Spartans for the ‘Birds’ 17th conference championship.

Guilherme played the entirety of both Canada West Final Four matches for the T-Birds who now advance to the U SPORTS national championship in Kamloops, B.C., this weekend.

Guilherme had a breakout season for the Thunderbirds playing in all but one regular season match while also contributing two goals which included a game winner against the national champion host Thompson Rivers WolfPack.

UBC opens up the championship tournament Thursday morning against the University of New Brunswick, as the ‘Birds search for a record 14th national title.

 

September 7, 2017

Men’s second star – Connor Guilherme

UBC Thunderbirds soccer

Defender

3rd-year

Thunder Bay, Ont.

Science

Game log: Saturday, September 2 – 90 minutes in 2-1 W at UBCO / Sunday, September 3 – one goal and one assist in 2-2 draw at Thompson Rivers.

It was a milestone weekend for UBC Thunderbirds defender Connor Guilherme. 

He scored his first goal at the U SPORTS level on Sept. 3 against the Thompson Rivers WolfPack in Kamloops, B.C.

Guilherme’s 54th-minute header off a corner kick started UBC’s comeback from a 2-0 deficit. A Science student in his third year of eligibility, Guilherme then assisted on Kristian Yli-Hietanen’s game-tying goal in the 85th.

He played the full 90 minutes against both UBC Okanagan on Saturday, and TRU on Sunday, despite temperatures that soared above 32 degrees. Guilherme has been on the field for every minute of UBC’s four conference games so far in 2017.

UBC - undefeated after four Canada West contests at 3-0-1 – has a bye until the weekend of Sept. 15-16.