The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer squad turned in a record-setting offensive performance on Sunday, crushing the UNBC Timberwolves 7-0 in Prince George.
The T-Wolves are in their first season of Canada West play, and the Cascades trounced the newbies behind a two-goal outing by striker Carly Neeson.
Danika Snook, Donna Pinning, Sunayna Samra, Shelby Beck and Tristan Corneil also scored for UFV, while keepers Chantelle Biagioni and Kayla Klim shared the shutout.
The Cascades set a team record for margin of victory, and their seven-goal outburst is the most they’ve scored in a game during coach Rob Giesbrecht’s three-season tenure.
“UNBC was organized and played hard,” said Giesbrecht, whose team improved to 2-1-0. “We were able to score a couple key goals early, enabling me to give our young players valuable time on the pitch.”
T-BIRDS, SPARTANS RALLY PAST UFV MEN
The UFV men’s soccer squad faced two of Canada West’s traditional powerhouses – UBC and Trinity Western – as they opened the regular season.
The Cascades built leads against both local foes, only to watch both the Thunderbirds and Spartans rally to win.
On Friday at Chilliwack’s Exhibition Field, UFV led on two occasions in the first half on goals by Connor O’Neill and Cole Almond. But the T-Birds battled back to win 4-2, with Abbotsford native Gagan Dosanjh scoring a goal and picking up player of the game honours.
On Saturday in Langley, the Cascades took a 1-0 lead into halftime on Koby Byrne’s goal. But the Spartans’ Jarvis Ambaka tallied twice after the break to lift the hosts to a 2-1 win.
“We had some great moments out there tonight, but unfortunately we did not hold onto the lead,” said UFV head coach Alan Errington. “Too many small mistakes tonight. At times we chased the ball instead of sticking to our game plan.”
• The UFV soccer teams hit the road this weekend to face the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Saturday and Calgary Dinos on Sunday.