SECOND STAR, David Hicks, Soccer

SECOND STAR, David Hicks, Soccer

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Game log: Friday, Oct. 27 – Four saves in regulation/OT, three saves in PK shootout in 1-1 road win (3-1 on PKs) over Saskatchewan in Canada West quarter-finals 

Goalkeeper David Hicks had a heroic performance for the University of the Fraser Valley men’s soccer team on Saturday, leading his squad to a dramatic victory over the Saskatchewan Huskies on the road in the Canada West quarter-finals.

The fifth-year goalkeeper from Surrey, B.C. made four saves over the course of regulation and extra time – the lone shot to get past him was a top-corner wonder-strike from Sask’s Nikolas Baikas in the 120th minute that knotted the score 1-1. That set the stage for penalty kicks, and Hick dominated. He stopped three of the Huskies’ four attempts – a nearly incomprehensible feat, considering the expected success rate on a PK could be estimated at upwards of 70 per cent. The Cascades won the shootout 3-1, punching their ticket to the Canada West Final Four, where they’ll face the host UBC Thunderbirds at 7 p.m. Saturday.