By Ali Lee, Vikes Communications
October 12, 2012, Chilliwack, BC – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team improved their record to 8-1-1 with a 1-0 victory over the Fraser Valley Cascades on Oct. 12 in Chilliwack, B.C. Vikes second-year forward Emma Greig (Tofino, BC) netted her 13th of the season and fourth game-winning goal.
The Vikes’ game winner came in the 39th minute of play when Nathalie Scharf (Salmon Arm, B.C.) found Greig alone in front of rookie Cascades keeper Kayla Klim. Greig beat Klim on the short side to get the lone tally for the match and the early lead. The Vikes were able to limit the Cascades’ attack to four shots on goal, which veteran keeper Stephanie Parker (Chemainus, BC) was able to handle.
Striker Carly Neeson caused the most damage up front for the Cascades, as she headed most of the action that the Vikes defence was forced to contend with. The cascades earned several corner kicks in the opening half, taken by Paige Friesen, but were unable to capitalize.
The win lifts the Vikes (25 pts) within two points of conference leaders, the Trinity Western Spartans (27 pts), and extends their lead to five points over current third-place contenders, the UBC Thunderbirds (20 pts). The Cascades (19 pts) remain in fourth in the Canada West, one point behind the Thunderbirds.
The Vikes return home from their single match-up weekend to prepare for important conference-seeding matches against the UBC Thunderbirds (Oct. 19) and Trinity Western Spartans (Oct. 20). Both games will occur at 5 p.m. at Centennial Stadium.
UVic 1 0 = 1 (8-1-1)
UFV 0 0 = 0 (6-3-1)
38:52 UVic E Greig (N Scharf)
UVic: S Parker 4 saves-shutout/ UFV: K Klim 5 saves
Shots on Goal:
UVic: 10/UFV: 10
UVic: 5/ UFV: 8