TRU @ UNBC: Men's Soccer Preview

Men's Soccer
October 22, 2021

Canada West Men’s Soccer Preview
October 23rd, 2021 @ 215 PM
October 24th, 2021 @ 245 PM

UNBC Timberwolves (1-4-5)
7th in Pacific Division Standings
15 Goals For
18 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Owen Stewart: 3 Goals
Assists Leader: Kensho Ando: 5 Assists
Points Leader: Kensho Ando: 6 Points
Saves Leader: Daniel Zadravec: 49 Saves

Player to watch: Hussein Behery, M
As talented with the ball as any player in the conference, Hussein Behery will be playing in the final home games of his Canada West career. The Cairo, Egypt product is a threatening presence, and will be looking to propel the TWolves in a pair of must-win games.

Thompson Rivers WolfPack (3-2-5)
4th in Pacific Division Standings
9 Goals For
9 Goals Against
Goals Leader: James Fraser: 3 Goals
Assists Leader: Marca Favaro: 3 Assists
Points Leader: James Fraser: 4 Points
Saves Leader: Jackson Gardner: 21 Saves

Player to watch: James Fraser, F
Playing in his final career Canada West regular season games, talented striker James Fraser will be looking to make his mark. Rangy and physical, the Canada West All-Star gives defenders firs with his finishing, so the Timberwolves will need to keep an eye on the Penticton product.

UNBC’s Michael Henman

On the matchup with the WolfPack…

“TRU is fun to play. We like playing them. They are physical, they’re a great challenge. They are a big team, but we love to battle. We have shown that throughout the season. Even if we have gone down a goal, we will come back and we will score on you.”

On the five graduating seniors…

“I love these guys. It is really sad, in a sense, but I am so glad I got to play alongside these guys. Live with some of them, spend a lot of time with them. We will play for them.”

On the atmosphere this weekend…

“Our fans are amazing. Everything about this team is unreal, and playing at Masich is like a dream come true. We know we are still in it. It’s not totally in our hands, but we know what we have to do to get the job done. That’s what we are going to do.”

Milestone Watch

Stu Rowlands recorded his 10th career Canada West point last week vs UFV

Cody Gysbers needs one game played to reach 50 for his Canada West career

Stu Rowlands needs one goal to reach 10 career Canada West goals scored

Cody Gysbers needs one point to reach 10 career Canada West points

Michael Henman needs one point to reach 10 career Canada West points

Anthony Preston needs one point to reach 10 career Canada West points

Kensho Ando needs two points to reach 10 career Canada West points

Kensho Ando’s five assists are the most in a single season in UNBC history