September 12, 2013, Saskatoon, SK – So far, so good. Opening the season with a pair of wins for the first time since 2003, the University of Saskatchewan Huskie women’s soccer team will look to stay undefeated in the 2013 campaign.
Provincial foe the University of Regina Cougars will travel to Saskatoon Saturday for the first home match of the 2013 campaign.
It will be the first meeting between the two since Regina bounced the Huskies from the Canada West playoffs in 2012 with a 2-1 penalty kick victory in the quarter-final. Regina also won, 1-0, in the lone regular season meeting between the two teams in 2012.
The Huskies and Cougars share a perfect 2-0 record after each defeating the Manitoba Bisons and Winnipeg Wesmen on a swing trip to open the season last weekend. Both allowed just one goal a piece and combined for 11 goals in the series.
A strong start is no surprise for the Huskies, who returned a core group of athletes from the successful 2011 and 2012 seasons. In the last two seasons, the Huskies opened with a loss before winning their next three matches.
Second-year striker Jenelle Zapski, the Huskies’ leading scorer in 2012, led the way in the pair of wins recording two goals and one assist. Kelly Cerkowniak, Ali Goodman, Nicholle Morrison and Erica Parenteau also scored on the opening weekend.
Cougars’ fifth-year veteran Meagan Cormier was named Canada West First Star after her two goals and one assist on nine shots on the weekend. Veronica Boesch, Molly Glass and Jayde McFree also scored for the Cougars.
CIS transfer Cara Santaga earned both wins for the Huskies. Kacey McFree and Stephanie Possberg each one a game for the Cougars in the weekend series.
Match time is set for Noon at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park. For tickets, visit huskies.usask.ca