Vikes split two-game road trip to Saskatchewan

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By Natalie Wise, Vikes Communications

October 8, 2012, VICTORIA, B.C. – In the second game of their two-game road trip to Saskatchewan on Sunday, the University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team played to a hard-fought 1-0 win over the University of Regina Cougars.

In the 64th minute Canada West top scorer Emma Greig (Tofino, BC) tallied her twelfth goal of the season and brings the CIS number five-ranked Vikes to a 7-1-1 record while the Cougars drop to 5-3-0.

The University of Victoria Vikes wrap-up their 2-game road trip with a win against the University of Regina Cougars. Coming off of the heels of yesterday’s loss against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, the UVic women found redemption in Regina. With only 3 shots for the Vikes in the first half and with no chances on net for the Cougars, it was a tight match-up between the two sides. The second half of the game saw a bit more action for both goalkeepers as the game ended with a shot total of nine for UVic and two for Regina.

The lone goal of the game came from second-year Greig after a long ball was sent in by rookie Alexandra Wiebe (Ladner, BC). Beating the Cougars’ backstop Stephanie Possberg with a narrowly angled shot that looked like it had no chance, Greig put the Vikes up by one and the team staved off any of Regina’s opportunities for the remainder of the match.

Vikes’ keeper Stephanie Parker (Chemainus, BC) posted a shutout and had to make only two saves, both coming in the second half of the game. Playing without starters Cassie Dennis (Calgary, AB) and Sarah Douglas (London, ONT), the UVic women did well to come away with a weekend split and it was a testament to the strength and depth of their bench.

“It was a hard, tough game,” said Vikes women’s soccer head coach Tracy David. “Regina defended in numbers but I think our girls finally got a fight in them and they played really well.”

Next weekend the University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team plays a single game against the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades, Oct. 12, in Langley, B.C.

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