Goodmanson, Hundal earn Canada West Star of the Week honours

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October 29, 2013, VICTORIA (ISN) – Following an outstanding weekend performance against powerhouse UBC Thunderbirds, University of Victoria Vike Sheriden Goodmanson has been named the Canada West 1st Star of the Week among women.

Third-year Vike Cam Hundal has been named 2nd Star of the Week honours for following a three-goal weekend.


1st STAR: #1 Sheriden Goodmanson, Victoria (field hockey)

The Victoria Vikes women’s field hockey team had an outstanding performance from second-year goalkeeper Sheriden Goodmanson on Oct. 27. The Vikes defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 2-0 to claim their first Canada West banner since 2002, while ending UBC’s 10-year championship reign. Goodmanson has started and played every minute of the Vikes eight-game season where they ended 5-0-3. With the win, the Vikes have now secured the top seed entering the 2013 CIS/FHC national field hockey championship hosted in Victoria, Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

Throughout the match the UBC Thunderbirds showed their international colours boasting central midfielder Natalie Sourisseau, fresh off a bronze-medal win with Team Canada at the Pan Am Cup, as well as team Canada’s Poonam Sandhu and keeper Bea Francisco. The T-Birds swept the conference awards winning coach, player, rookie and outstanding contributor of the year and sealed seven of 11 available Canada West All-Star nods.

Regardless of the accolades it was the Vikes that dominated play to send the two-time defending national champions to a fourth-place seed entering the CIS championship. Goodmanson stymied seven second-half penalty corners and made several free-play saves that kept the Vikes in it to win it and the Birds off the board completely. This was Goodmanson’s third shutout of the season.

1st Star: Sheriden Goodmanson, 2nd STAR: #15 Taylor Pischke, Manitoba (volleyball), 3rd STAR: #12 Jasmin Dhanda, UBC (soccer)

2nd STAR: #23 Cam Hundal, Victoria (soccer)

The Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team ended their regular season with a pair of road wins to improve their record to 10-3-1 entering the post-season. Third-year midfielder Cam Hundal had a three-goal weekend to bring his season total to 11, tied with teammate Cameron Stokes and UBC’s Milad Mehrabi for most goals scored this season.

Hundal opened the scoring on Oct. 26 in the 3-2 win over the Timberwolves. Hundal eliminated a defender one-on-one to bury a shot in the 12th minute to get the Vikes on board for their first win of the weekend.

On Oct. 27, Hundal notched two goals, one in each half, to send the Vikes 4-0 over UNBC. With the pair of wins the Vikes are now undefeated for the past four games as they prepare to turn around for next weekend’s Canada West Final Six, hosted at UBC beginning on Nov. 1.

1st STAR: #19 Derek Hulak, Saskatchewan (hockey), 2nd STAR: #23 Cam Hundal, Victoria (soccer), 3rd STAR: #11 Milad Mehrabi, UBC (soccer)