Trinity Western at UNBC: Women's Soccer Preview

Women's Soccer
September 14, 2021

Canada West Women’s Soccer Preview
Trinity Western @ UNBC
September 17th, 2021 @ 5 PM
September 18th, 2021 @ 5 PM

UNBC Timberwolves (0-0-2)

7th in West Division Standings
1 Goal For
8 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Sarah Zuccaro: 1 Goal
Assists Leader: N/A
Points Leader: Sarah Zuccaro: 1 Point
Saves Leader: Brooke Molby: 15 Saves


Player to watch: Brooke Molby, GK
Brooke Molby expects to be busy this season. The Timberwolves are fielding the youngest roster in program history, but they’re buoyed by their fourth-year goalkeeper, who is UNBC’s all-time leader in wins and clean sheets. A superb athlete and tremendous leader, expect the Squamish product to battle for every ball against a talented and relentless Spartans side.

Trinity Western Spartans (2-0-0)
1st in Pacific Division Standings
5 Goals For
2 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Madilyn Melnychuk: 2 Goals
Assists Leader: Anna Dunn: 2 Assists
Points Leader: Madilyn Melnychuk: 3 Points
Saves Leader: Hannah Miller: 0 Saves


Player to watch: Elizabeth Hicks, D
Looking to put a cap on a tremendous Canada West career, Elizabeth Hicks is sure to put her stamp on this weekend’s matchup. A First Team conference all-star, a Canada West champion, and a member of Canada’s Universiade team, the fifth-year defender has the ability to impact all areas of the game. The TWolves will need to be aware of where Hicks is on the pitch.

Quotes:

UNBC’s Claire Turner

On the Trinity Western Spartans…

“Fast and aggressive, both attacking and defensively. We are really going to have to stick together, come out strong, show them what we go, and, again, have fun.”

On what the message is the 21 first-year Timberwolves…

“You’re not going to be able to do everything perfectly, but if you can pick one thing; whether it is contact, movement off the ball, or touch on the ball, just pick a couple thing and focus. Don’t get distracted by negatives. If it is a goal, try to get back to your spot and reset.”

On playing at Masich Place for the first time in two years…

“I love our fans.  The energy is always positive, for both our team and the away team. We build everyone up, and we make it a great environment. We have fun. I am very excited to play.”

On pregame excitement…

“We have a lot of fans who travel with us, that’s how great that are. But having the university students, and our fans at home, hearing your name and number. It gives you the boost that a lot of us need.”

Milestone Watch

Kiana Swift played in her 30th career Canada West game last week vs Victoria

Sarah Zuccaro played in her 20th  career Canada West game last week vs Victoria

Monika Johnson needs one games to reach 40 career games played

Mikaela Cadorette needs two games to reach 30 career games played

Brooke Molby needs two games to reach 30 career games played

Brooke Molby needs three saves to reach 150 career saves

Brooke Molby needs three wins to reach 10 career victories

Monika Johnson needs two goals to reach 25 career goals scored