A convincing performance in the first half wasn’t enough to come away with a victory as the UNBC Women’s Soccer Team fell 4-1 Friday night at home to the defending CIS champions, the UBC Thunderbirds.
Looking for that first win of the season, the Timberwolves didn’t have too much control of the ball in the opening stages of the match, but still managed to strike first. Midfielder Paige Payne put home her first career CIS goal to give the T-Wolves a 1-0 lead early on. That lead would not last long however.
In the 30th minute, UBC continued to apply pressure as Jasmin Dhanda received a through ball inside the 18-yard box and calmly slid the ball past UNBC Keeper Lianna Toopitsin.
In the second half, UBC would take the lead with a goal from Rachel Jones. Seven minutes later, Dhanda would add her second goal of the night, before Janna Speed added the nail in the coffin in the 89th minute to put the Thunderbirds up 4-1.
UNBC now sits (0-5) on the season. The ladies will now look to bounce back Sunday at noon when they host the University of Victoria Vikes.
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