WSOC: Timberwolves at UFV/TWU Prview

September 19, 2018

Canada West Women’s Soccer Preview
UNBC @ UFV
September 21st, 2018
530 PM PT


UNBC Timberwolves (1-1-2)
6th in Pacific Division Standings
8 Goals For
8 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Paige Payne: 3 Goals
Assists Leader: Madison Emmond: 3 Assists
Points Leader: Paige Payne: 4 Points
Saves Leader: Brooke Molby: 9 Saves

Player to Watch:
Lydia Lavigne, D
An imposing figure on the pitch, the six-foot-one Lavigne covers plenty of ground for the Timberwolves. Just four games into her Canada West career, the native of Vernon has proven to have the physical tools to make an impact in every game. Alongside fellow centreback Mara McCleary, Lavigne will need to be good against a Cascades team that edged UNBC last season.

UFV Cascades (0-2-2)
8th in Prairie Division Standings
6 Goals For
13 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Brittney Zacharuk: 2 Goals
Assists Leader: Zacharuk, Dadrao, Lehal, Mitchell, Sandhar: 1 Assist
Points Leader: Brittney Zacharuk: 3 Points
Saves Leader: Joven Sandhu: 13 Saves

Player to Watch:
Brittney Zacharuk, M
A fourth-year midfielder, Zacharuk has emerged as the most consistent of the Cascades in the early parts of the Canada West season. A native of Delta, Zacharuk has already equaled her production from 2017, and will draw close attention on Friday against the TWolves.

Canada West Women’s Soccer Preview
UNBC @ Trinity Western
September 23rd, 2018
5 PM PT


UNBC Timberwolves (1-1-2)
6th in Pacific Division Standings
8 Goals For
8 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Paige Payne: 3 Goals
Assists Leader: Madison Emmond: 3 Assists
Points Leader: Paige Payne: 4 Points
Saves Leader: Brooke Molby: 9 Saves

Player to Watch:
Ashley Volk, D
A steady presence with the Timberwolves, Volk provides leadership and sound decision making. With a full season of Canada West play under her belt, expect more of the same from the Victoria native.

Trinity Western Spartans (4-0-0)
1st in Pacific Division Standings
11 Goals For
2 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Kashima, Robertson, Short, Gartke: 2 Goals
Assists Leader: Kashima, Robertson: 2 Assists
Points Leader: Kashima, Robertson: 4 Points
Saves Leader: Rachel Sydor: 15 Saves

Player to Watch:
Seina Kashima, F
The offensive leader for the Spartans, Kashima currently paces the Trinity attack with two goals and two assists. She also leads all of Canada West in shots on goal, and game-winning goals. A fifth-year forward from Brunaby, Kashima has 42 points in her Spartans career.


Quotes:
UNBC’s Julia Babicz

On the Timberwolves’ readiness, coming off a four-point weekend…
“We are pretty pumped up. We are excited to have the chance to play UFV and Trinity Western again. I think it’s a standard of play we are looking for this weekend. We have a couple new formations, so we are ready to use those, and have everyone get comfortable playing together.”


On the matchup with the Spartans…
“A team like Trinity, they have four wins, with wins in all their games so far. They’re a great team at get getting balls into the box and shots in. Every game I have watched, they’re getting at least ten balls on net, so we need to find a way to match that, or try to shut them down.”

On the matchup with the Cascades…
“Against UFV, I think we really need to keep possession of the ball. We need to work it around them, and then be patient before we work it into that final third. We all have to be up together, supporting, and then work together to get a good shot off.”