Radomski named Canada West first star of the week

Carley Radomski

Carley Radomski of the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team has been named the Canada West first star of the week, in honour of her playoff exploits vs.

the Victoria Vikes last Saturday.

The second-year midfielder from Langley, B.C. sparked the Cascades to a 3-0 upset victory on the road over the CIS No. 5-ranked Vikes in the conference quarter-finals.

Carley Radomski

Playing under a steady downpour at UVic’s Centennial Stadium, Radomski scored in the 37th and 57th minutes, both times picking the bottom corner on strikes from the top of the box.

Cascades head coach Rob Giesbrecht termed Radomski’s performance “outstanding.”

“We put her in more of an attacking role,” he said. “(Fellow midfielders) Avneet Bhullar and Kara Delwo did a great job defensively and allowed Radomski to spend more energy in the attack, and she had two great finishes.”

The Canada West female second and third stars were, respectively, Katy Klomps (UBC Okanagan volleyball) and Samantha Langford (UBC hockey).

Radomski and the Cascades, currently ranked No. 10 in the nation, are chasing a conference title this week at the Canada West Final Four, hosted by Trinity Western University.

UFV takes on the CIS No. 7-ranked Alberta Pandas in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at TWU Rogers Field, and a victory would clinch a trip to nationals in Quebec City the following week (Nov. 6-9). The Canada West bronze and gold medal games are at Rogers Field on Saturday, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.