WSOC: MacEwan at Timberwolves Preview

Women's Soccer
October 3, 2018

Canada West Women’s Soccer Preview
Grant MacEwan @ UNBC
October 5th & 6th, 2018
6 PM PT @ Masich Place

UNBC Timberwolves (1-4-3)
7th in Pacific Division Standings
13 Goals For
22 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Paige Payne: 5 Goals
Assists Leader: Madison Emmond: 3 Assists
Points Leader: Paige Payne: 7 Points
Saves Leader: Madi Doyle: 29 Saves

Player to Watch:
Kylie Erb, D
Playing her fifth and final season with UNBC, Erb has seen her game reach its highest level. Undersized but willing to battle, the native of Summerland has emerged as a leader for the Timberwolves. Active in defending the backline, and joining the UNBC attack, Erb will need to be solid this weekend against the Griffins.

MacEwan Griffins (5-2-1)
3rd in Pacific Division Standings
14 Goals For
7 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Costa, McCarthy: 3 Goals
Assists Leader: Suekiana Choucair: 4 Assists
Points Leader: Suekiana Choucair: 5 Points
Saves Leader: Emily Burns: 34 Saves

Player to Watch:
Suekiana Choucair, M
A fourth-year midfielder, Choucair has been a leader for the Griffins for years. Currently leading GMU in assists and points, the native of Edmonton also has an eight-goal season under her belt in 2016, and is the driving force for the MacEwan attack. Choucair will need to be neutralized for the Timberwolves to slow the potent visitors’ movement.

UNBC’s Brooke Molby

On building momentum…
“I think we are pretty excited about this coming weekend. We had such a good result against Victoria, so everyone is excited about that. Even our game against Trinity was a pretty good result, so I think we are looking ahead at this one.”

On this weekend’s matchup with the Griffins…
“MacEwan is a good team. They beat Trinity Western, which no other team has done this season. They beat UVic, they only lost 1-nil to UBC, so they have had some good results. They will definitely be a good team, but I think if we stick to our game model, we have a really good shot.”

On the Timberwolves resilience…
“This year is different because we are able to rally and come back, even if we are down a goal. Especially for Madi (Doyle) and I, it has been really good. If we let a goal in, the team still rises up and comes back. It has been a really big change in attitude, and I think the team has really grown since last year.”