The Clan won their first competitive game of the season Thursday, beating California State San Bernardino 3–0. SFU’s goals were scored by Pascal Schmidt, Adam Jones, and Mamadi Camara, who also added an assist. SFU was dominant defensively, not allowing the Coyotes a single shot on target the entire game. The team’s next game is against Notre Dame de Namur University in Bellingham, Washington.
It’s now September, and the two SFU football alumni who were drafted into the CFL have taken quite different paths. Quinn Horton, drafted by the Calgary Stampeders 68th overall, signed for the Okanagan Sun of the BC football conference. Meanwhile, Michael Couture has had a promising start to his CFL career. The 10th overall pick has started all nine games on the offensive line for the 5–4 Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Both men’s and women’s cross country have been ranked high in the annual GNAC preseason coaches poll. The men’s team was picked to finish second in the conference, behind six-time defending champions Alaska Anchorage. Meanwhile, the women have been picked to finish third in the conference. The team’s first meet is September 10, at the Ash Creek Invitational.