UNBC Timberwolves Women Kick off preseason in Style
Giridhar Krishan, Sports
The UNBC women’s soccer team started their preseason with a high goals count in their first two matches. The coaches and players did not seem to place a foot wrong.
The Timberwolves devoured and devastated their opponents with nine goals in two preseason encounters against Grande Prairie Regional College, winning the games 4-3 and 5-4. Coach Andy Cameron deserves credit for this show. It may be hard to pull out the spirits of players from a dull season last year in the Canadian Interuniversity Sports, but it seems as though the boost of 12 returning players this year will allow a smooth season for the female wolves.
The coach’s statement summed it all up in a statement to the Prince George Free Press; “we scored more goals on the weekend than we did all last season.” Scoring just six goals in 12 games last season, and now starting the preseason with nine goals in two matches would set grins at the pace of penalty kicks in the face of any coach, and Cameron is no exception.
The interesting thing to note would be that all the nine goals were scored by players named either Sydney (Sydney Hall and Sydney Wilson) or Sidney (Sidney Roy). Hall scored four goals including a hat trick in the 4-3 victory. The coach and support staff can have their collars up as Cameron’s brainwave to move Hall from defense to forward seems to be reaping the rewards. The female Timberwolves are next scheduled to take on the Thompson River University and will be traveling to Kamloops. Hopefully, the Hall/Roy storm continues there too.
On the other hand the UNBC Timberwolves Men were not disappointing. They finished their five game preseason tour with win loss ratio of 2:3. The loss against Carleton University was the biggest defeat with the scoreline being 2-0. The other losses were 1-0 to McGill University and 2-1 to Montreal University. The victory count was just one short with a win over Ottawa Fury Football Club and the University of Guelph; both victories were marked with identical scores of 2-1.
It seems like the male wolves need to pull up their socks a little and get into action with a storm of their own. On the whole, the preseason seems to be balanced for men, and women seem to have an awesome start.
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