Huskies score twice in second half to beat Cascades


By: Daniel Herrick, Sports Information Student Assistant

October 13, 2013, Saskatoon (ISN) – The No. 8 University of Saskatchewan Huskies scored a pair of second half goals to defeat the visiting University of Fraser Valley Cascades 2-0, Sunday on Field 7 in Saskatoon’s PotashCorp Park.

Luigi Bekwayo scored the game winner in the 54th minute for the Huskies. Brett Levis started the play dribbling the ball through three Cascade defenders before passing it outside to Bekwayo. The third-year midfielder sent a low shot to the bottom right corner for the game’s first goal and his fifth of the season.

With the win, Saskatchewan moves to 8-3-1 on the season, while Fraser Valley drops to 4-7-1 with the loss.

Down a goal, UFV pushed to tie the match up midway through the second half. Connor MacMillan had his bicycle kick attempt sail just over the cross bar off an Ethan Collins corner kick. In the 66th minute, MacMillan had another opportunity from inside the penalty box, but Huskie goalkeeper Michal Bandula made a diving save.

Bobbi Nicholat added an insurance goal in the 88th minute, finishing off a nice play started by Garrett Peters. Peters beat his defender down the right side of the field and made a quick move to create enough space to center a pass to Nicholat. The third-year midfielder slid to deflect the ball past the diving Cascades keeper, Mark Village.

Both teams struggled to create any scoring opportunities in the first half as only eight total shots were attempted, two on goal.

Bandula and Village both made three saves in the match. The Huskies outshot Fraser Valley 14-10.

Fraser Valley returns home to host the Calgary Dinos and the Lethbridge Pronhorns in the team’s final two regular season matches. Saskatchewan will travel to Calgary to take on the Mount Royal Cougars in back-to-back matches next weekend.