September 26, 2013, Saskatoon, SK – Undefeated through the first five matches of the season, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies women’s soccer team will look to keep pace with the top of the standings against Alberta rivals in a weekend series at home.
- The Saskatchewan 3-0-2 start is the best in team history.
- Last week’s 1-1 tie with the Trinity Western Spartans was just the second time in history, the Huskies have earned points in a series with TWU.
- Lethbridge at 0-3-2 is still looking for their first win of the season.
- Calgary is also undefeated on the season with a 4-0-1 record.
Vs. Lethbridge: In history, the Huskies are 18-19-11 against the Lethbridge Pronghorns, but since 2008 are 7-1 against the ‘Horns. The last time the Pronghorns defeated the Huskies was September 13, 2008.
Vs. Calgary: All-time, Saskatchewan is just 3-34-11 against the Dinos, but are 3-3-2 since 2008.
University of Lethbridge Pronghorns (0-3-2)
Although the Pronghorns are winless in 2013, Lethbridge has only lost by more than one goal once in the campaign.
Last weekend, the ‘Horns earned their first points tying the Manitoba Bisons 0-0 and the UNBC Timberwolves 1-1 at home.
Emily Felker and Kim Shellenberg have scored the two goals on the season for the Pronghorns, while Myriah Marino and Taylor Thomas have split time in net.
University of Calgary Dinos (4-0-1)
Calgary’s perfect record has come from wins over the Mount Royal Cougars, Manitoba Bisons, Winnipeg Wesmen and UNBC Timberwolves, as well as a tie with the Alberta Pandas.
The Dinos have outscored opponents 22-6, inflated by an 11-0 win over Winnipeg.
Tessa Miller and Jordan Smith have provided the bulk of the offence for Calgary with a combined nine goals. Ann Stranges, Nikki Furukawa and Amy Hockings each have scored three.
Lauren Good and Samantha Chang-Foidl have split time in net each winning two games.
UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (3-0-2)
After proving the start to the season isn’t a fluke with ties against perennial favourites, the Huskies want to stay in the top of the standings.
Second-year striker Jenelle Zapski has led the team offensively. Zapski recorded a goal in the first three Huskie matches and added one assist. Eric Parenteau scored the lone goal in the two matches last weekend on a free kick.
Keeper Cara Santaga has started all five games in net for the green and white, allowing just two goals.