This weekend the UVic Vikes women’s soccer team is in Abbotsford to face the Fraser Valley Cascades in a Canada West quarterfinal playoff match.
The game starts at 5 p.m. Saturday night and can be streamed online here https://portal.stretchinternet.com/ufv/.
On Sunday the Vikes ended their regular season with a 2-0 loss despite outplaying the Manitoba Bisons. Opposing goalkeeper Maddie Wilford shutout the Vikes, despite the Vikes outshooting the Bisons 16-9. UVic had 12 corner kicks to Manitoba’s zero but couldn’t break through the backline and Wilford.
The loss came a day after the Vikes drew 0-0 with the Winnipeg Wesmen.
The Vikes enter the playoffs as the fifth seed in the Pacific Division.
Claremont trio end Vikes career
A last minute goal on a desperate effort by the UBC Okanagan Heat ended the UVic Vikes men’s soccer season on Saturday. The Heat edged the Vikes 3-2, in what was the final university level game for Claremont secondary grads Sam Prette, Adam Ravenhill and Noah Pawlowski.
“It’s been an honour and I’ve met a lot of great guys,” Pawlowski said. “The competition has been really high in the league and this has been a huge addition to my time at UVic. It’s been a fantastic privilege,”
Isaac Koch and Jyotish Khanna scored the Vikes’ goals.
“The key has been remembering that we are here to do our best and give it an honest effort each game,” Pawlowski said. “It can be easy to get down because everyone is passionate and we all want to win, but a lot of emphasis has been put on staying positive.”
The Vikes missed the playoffs after finishing with six wins in 17 games.