Vikes secure win over Dinos on first leg of Alberta road trip

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By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications

September 22, VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team continued their undefeated streak with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Dinos on Saturday. Three different scorers capitalized for the Vikes women who move to 4-0-1 in the Canada West standings.

The Vikes netted two first-half goals from veteran Jacqueline Harrison (Whitehorse, YT) and second-year Emma Greig (Tofino, BC), while Lindsay Hoetzel (Victoria, BC) notched one in the second half to seal her fourth goal of the season. Vikes keeper Stephanie Parker (Chemainus, BC) earned the shut out.

The Vikes were all action in the opening period with Greig firing a shot in the first minute of play. A series of shots from the UVic midfield line continued to challenge Calgary keeper Kristen Barton, who posted four saves.

Harrison put the Vikes on the board in the 24th minute, with the assist credited to Amy Lawrence (Burnaby, BC). Hoetzel set up Greig three minutes later to send the Vikes up 2-0. Greig, the leading goal scorer for the Vikes, now has seven to her name in only four games.

In the second half, the Dinos stepped it up with third-year striker Sarah Benson forcing Vikes keeper Parker to stay alert. Flow shifted in the Dinos’ favor with Calgary’s Lauren Deeks getting pace on a few shots towards goal.

The Vikes bounced back when Hoetzel, pouring on a plethora of shots towards goal, was rewarded in the 79th minute. The assist was credited to Jana Yates (Summerland, BC). Hoetzel’s goal would be the final goal for the 3-0 win over the Dinos.

The Vikes took the three points from the Dinos and continue on the right track towards their rightful qualification spot at the CIS National Championships, Nov. 8-11, which will be held in Victoria at Centennial Stadium.

The UVic side will finish their Alberta road trip playing the Lethbridge Pronghorns tomorrow, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. PST.

Christian J. Stewart
Christian is a professional photographer and media professional based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Currently working as the Assistant General Manager for Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club, a Senior Contributing Editor and photographer at Independent Sports News (ISN) and operating his own freelance photography and media/pr company.