Cascades soccer teams grind out points on the road

The University of the Fraser Valley soccer teams posted mixed results on the road this past weekend.

The University of the Fraser Valley soccer teams posted mixed results on the road this past weekend.

The Cascades men endured a grueling eastern trip, taking on the Winnipeg Wesmen on Thursday and then heading back to Calgary to face the Mount Royal Cougars on Saturday.

The Wesmen handed UFV a 1-0 defeat, with Miguel Fictoria’s first-half goal standing up as the winner despite the fact the Cascades out-shot the hosts.

UFV bounced back for a 2-0 win at Mount Royal, evening their regular season record at 2-2-0. Ryan Liddiard and Kree Byrne scored the goals, while Mark Village posted the shutout.

“I was very proud of the team today,” head coach Alan Errington said. “They played 90 minutes and rebounded well from Thursday’s loss.”

UFV WOMEN TIE UBC, FALL TO TRINITY

The Cascades women took on local rivals UBC and Trinity Western. UFV battled the T-Birds to a 1-1 draw on Friday, with Tristan Corneil’s goal just before the end of the first half staked them to an early lead. UBC’s Madison Guy notched the equalizer in the 82nd minute.

On Saturday, the Cascades dropped a 2-1 decision to Trinity Western. The Spartans built a two-goal lead in the first half, and UFV wasn’t able to get on the board until the 90th minute, when Lana Rockhill converted on a corner kick from Paige Friesen.

Rookie midfielder Carley Radomski picked up player of the game honours in both weekend games for the Cascades, who sit at 1-1-1 on the season.

• This weekend, the UFV men take their turn playing the other Lower Mainland squads, visiting UBC on Friday and TWU on Saturday. The women hit the road to face the Alberta Pandas on Saturday and Mount Royal on Sunday.

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