Kamloops, BC- After a week off to regroup and give their injured players some down time, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team returns to action in the Canada West this weekend (Oct 9-10).
The WolfPack (2-5-1) will renew their rivalry with their closest geographical rival: the University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat (1-4-5). Both teams are battling for playoff position. Both squads are on losing streaks. Thompson Rivers has dropped their last four matches while the Heat are losers of their last three.
The teams will play Friday (Oct 9) in Kelowna before coming to Kamloops (Oct 10) to play Saturday night. Saturday’s game time at Hillside Stadium is 5 pm.
WolfPack head coach Tom McManus said the time off was beneficial to his squad: “Some of our injured players are becoming health and we worked on a few things in preparation for the rest of the season.” McManus expects all but two of his injured players to make it back into the lineup.
McManus says with the season winding down, the matches this weekend will go a long way to determining the WolfPack’s post season aspirations. “It seems that whenever we play UBCO they are huge games.”
As far as how the WolfPack matching up with the Heat, McManus states. “They will come at us quickly and be physical. “
Taylor Shantz (5th year, Kamloops, BC) sits in fourth place in the Canada West in saves-one ahead of Joella Koblischke (1st year, Lake Country, BC) . Shantz has made 59 stops this year with Koblischke garnering 45.
These weekend’s matches are the first in the “President’s Cup”: a competition between all UBCO and TRU teams. Last year, the WolfPack soccer, volleyball and basketball teams won both the men’s and women’s crowns.
Both matches will be webcast on will be webcast on http://Canadawest.TV. It is a pay per view. The conference’s multi-sport pass gives subscribers access to every regular season and
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For fans of a particular sport, the CW single sport pass ($22.50 USD) provides coverage of every game – both men’s and women’s – in one sport.
The third and final option available for viewers is the CW single day pass ($3.75 USD), which grants viewers access to every CW webcast on a given day. This viewing option allows fans interested in a particular game, or even the flexibility to enjoy CW.tv at an affordable price.
Saturday night’s national anthem will be sung by Candace Morrison.