Eliminated from play-off contention, the UNBC Timberwolves Men’s Soccer Team goes into its final weekend of the season looking to finish strong.
On a rainy night in Abbotsford, the T-wolves squared off against the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in a highly contested match-up for UFV who needed just one point to clinch a post-season berth.
The Cascades did just that, with an early goal in the 13th minute of play from James Najman. UNBC would respond in the second half with a goal from Cheona Edzerza in the 1-1 draw performance between both clubs.
Najman’s goal for UFV was his third goal in the last four games. The fifth year striker was able to find space and strike the ball inside the far post past UNBC Goalkeeper, Mitch MacFarlane.
UNBC’s Edzerza wouldn’t be outdone with his goal. The striker took on a pair of Cascades defenders before curling the ball inside the far post from the top of the 18 yard box.
UFV now locks up third place in the Pacific Division with a record of (7-6-2), while UNBC sits at (4-9-2) at seventh place in the Pacific.
The re-match goes Saturday in Abbotsford at 8 p.m. in the final game of the regular season for both clubs.
Photo Courtesy: UFV Athletics