The woes on the pitch continued Saturday for both Men’s and Women’s UNBC soccer teams.
Playing host to the UBC Okanagan Heat, the men had their hands full in a 2-0 loss. The cold and rainy conditions kept both teams level for the opening stages of the match, but it was the Heat who would pull ahead early.
Just 18 minutes in, a cross from Luke Warkentin found its ways to Spencer Young at the top of the box. Young made no mistake, burying his shot past Timberwolves Keeper Rob Goodey. A second goal in the second half by Corbin Beauchemin put UBCO two goals up.
Goodey made three saves in his first career home start with the Timberwolves.
The UNBC Men’s team now falls to (2-8-1) on the season. The T-Wolves will host the Heat once more on Sunday at 2:15 p.m.
On the Women’s side of the ball, the Timberwolves are struggling to put the ball in the net having only scored two goals in eight games this season.
UNBC lost another tough one Saturday to the Trinity Western Spartans by a score of 4-0.
TWU scored early and often in the first half with three goals from Isabella Di Trocchio (7th minute), Seina Kashima (8th minute), and Amy Gartke (37th minute).
A second goal by Gartke would seal the deal in the second half. TWU Keeper Christiana Oliverio was not tested as she finished with the shutout win, while UNBC’s Lianna Toopitsin finished with 10 saves.
The Spartans had a total of 25 shots, while the Timberwolves finished without a shot on net.
UNBC falls to (0-8-0) on the season, while TWU improves to (7-0-2). The Timberwolves now host the University of Alberta Pandas on Saturday October 8th.
PHOTO COURTESY: UNBC Athletics