September 12, 2012, Saskatoon, SK (ISN) – After earning four of six points available on the opening weekend of Canada West men’s soccer, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies will look to remain in the win column with a weekend match against the new University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves travel to Saskatoon Sunday.
Saskatchewan opened the Canada West schedule undefeated with a 2-2 tie and a 1-0 shutout win over the Winnipeg Wesmen in a home-and-homeseries, while the Timberwolves suffered two losses, 3-1 and 8-0, to the reigning CIS Champion Victoria Vikes.
Fielding a young roster, the Huskies saw consistency on the pitch from all positions including veterans Mark Diakiw, Dion Morgan and Sam Mylymok. Diakiw made eight saves in net for the Huskies, while Morgan and Mylymok provided a strong presence in the midfield. As expected the Huskies’ offence came from young strikers. Second-year and 2011 conference all-star Brett Levis tallied both goals in the tie, while rookie Wilson Ntigne, who only played 21 minutes in the 1-0 win, scored the lone goal.
Although UNBC is new to the CIS, head coach Alan Alderson is not. Alderson led the Trinity Western Spartans for 17 seasons and to three national championship medals. The Timberwolves have six returning players from seasons in the PACWEST including fifth-year Danny Dell who finished among the 2011 top scorers. Rookies to watch for the Timberwolves are Tyrone Venhola at keeper, Connor Noftle at defender and Tyson Huter in the midfield.
Match time is 2:15 p.m. Sunday on Field 7 in PotashCorp Park. For tickets, call 966-1111 or visit huskies.usask.ca
Match Notes: Huskie Athletics is proud to welcome home 2012 Olympian Kaylyn Kyle to Field 7 in PotashCorp Park. Kyle will be at Sunday’s match. With her Olympic bronze medal in tote, Kyle will sign autographs at halftime in a tent near the front entrance. She will also take part in a special opening ceremony.