UFV women win final preseason tune-ups

The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team capped a flawless preseason with a pair of high-scoring victories at Bateman Park on the weekend.

The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team capped a flawless preseason with a pair of high-scoring victories at Bateman Park on the weekend.

The Cascades beat the UBC-Okanagan Heat 5-3 and the Thompson Rivers WolfPack 6-2 to run their exhibition record to 5-0-2 against CIS-calibre opponents.

Ellen Kuyer scored twice in the win over UBC-O, while Danika Snook, Victoria Baird and Dani Ruschke added singles.

Cascades head coach Rob Giesbrecht said his team didn’t play its best in the first half, but upped its level after the break.

“In the second half we played more at the level we expect and scored some nice goals,” Giesbrecht said.

“We were able to get everyone into the game and also able to rest a few players that are carrying knocks in order to hopefully have them healthy and ready to go for our Canada West regular season.”

The Cascades got goals from six different players against TRU, as Baird, Ruschke, Paige Friesen, Shelby Beck, Danielle Schmidt and Darrian Kloot bulged the twine.

n Both UFV soccer teams open the Canada West regular season on the road this weekend.

The women face the Manitoba Bisons on Saturday and the Regina Cougars on Sunday, while the men visit Trinity Western on Friday and UBC on Saturday.

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