The UNBC Men’s soccer team are in the middle of their preseason training, but they took to the pitch Saturday for a final tune up game against some former alumni of the squad.
The game featured returning UNBC players including Andrew Seabrook who last played in 2012 for the Timberwolves’ inaugural CIS season. “It’s great putting on the UNBC jersey, getting to play with the old players you used to play with and try to give the current team as good as a game as we can,” he said.
As for some of the fresher faces, Emmanuel Drame is playing in his second year and just transferred to UNBC from Red Deer College. He says preparations for the new season have been going very well so far. “We’ve basically been working on our coherence as a team, trying to build our winning mentality, but we want to start from the ground up by putting in the hard work, building the friendship and brotherhood.”
Third year player Jesse Rake says much the same. “We’ve got a good year under our belt, so we’ve been working on some formation stuff, working together as a team and gaining some chemistry,” he said. Rake says playing the Alumni is a good first test. “We know a lot of them, we actually played with a some of them last year and we’re all really close with them, it’s nice to play against them because they’re all skilled players and it’s good friendly competition.”
The UNBC Timberwolves Men’s Soccer team opens up their season next weekend at home on Sunday August 28th at 7 p.m. against Trinity Western.