UNBC @ UFV: Women's Soccer Preview

Women's Soccer
October 12, 2021

Canada West Women’s Soccer Preview
UNBC @ UFV
October 15th, 2021 @ 530 PM
October 17th, 2021 @ 1 PM

UNBC Timberwolves (1-6-1)

5th in West Division Standings
5 Goals For
26 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Kjera Hayman: 2 Goals
Assists Leader: Claire Turner: 1 Assist
Points Leader: Kjera Hayman: 2 Points
Saves Leader: Brooke Molby: 63 Saves


Player to watch: Avery Nystedt, D
The Timberwolves entered the season with just one defender, Mikaela Cadorette, who had ever suited up in a Canada West game. Avery Nystedt, in her first year of eligibility, has stepped up and improved with every match, impressing opposition with her grit and will. The Victoria product has played every minute of the season for the TWolves, and she will need to be strong against a dangerous Cascades attack.

UFV Cascades (2-4-2)
4th in West Division Standings
7 Goals For
11 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Harneet Dadrao. Hannah Gamble: 2 Goals
Assists Leader: Jessica Fennell: 2 Assists
Points Leader: Harneet Dadrao: 3 Points
Saves Leader: Jovan Sandhu: 17 Saves


Player to watch: Brittany Costa, M
A transfer to the Cascades program from the Grant MacEwan University Griffins, Costa has the ability and soccer IQ to make an impact all over the pitch for her new team. A former member of the Canada West All-Rookie team, the diminutive midfielder has provided speed and leadership to a UFV side that looks more and more threatening as the weeks go by.

Quotes:

UNBC’s Jaslin Mandaher

On the matchup with the UFV Cascades…

“We are super excited to go down to the lower mainland and play against UFV. I definitely think it will be a couple very intense games. They are a super fast and physical team. But so are we. We have been improving in the span of the last month. You can see it on the field; the hard work and dedication from each player.”

On learning from the Timberwolves veterans…

“It is definitely nice playing beside the older players. Having them as mentors when you might make mistakes. Asking them questions has really been helpful. Obviously, we are still looking to improve.”

On the mindset this weekend…

“In order to see results, we need to stick together defensively. Attack-wise, we have been doing really well. So, if we keep doing what we have been doing, looking for diagonal pockets and using all our references, we will definitely see results.”

Milestone Watch

Hallie Nystedt played in her 20th career Canada West game last week vs UBCO

Hannah Emmond needs three games played to reach 40 for her career

Claire Turner needs one game played to reach 20 for her career

Brooke Molby needs two wins to reach 10 career victories

Monika Johnson needs one goal to reach 25 career goals scored

Monika Johnson needs three points to reach 40 career points

Brooke Molby needs five saves to reach 200 for her Canada West career