By Jamie Umbach, Vikes Communications with information from Dinos Communications
CALGARY, AB – The CIS No. 8 ranked University of Victoria Vikes women’s soccer team finished their Alberta road trip with a 0-0 draw with the Calgary Dinos on Oct. 18. The VIkes’ record is now 7-2-3 while the Dinos now sit in second place in the Canada West East Division at 7-3-2.
The Vikes failed to register a shot on net out of seven total attempts, making things easy for Dino’s goalkeeper Samantha Chang-Foidi. Vikes’ goalkeeper Meaghan Storie was sharp in the clean sheet, stopping seven shots on goal.
Majority of the first half was dominated by the Vikes – their shots coming closest to finding the back of the net – but Chang-Foidl managed to get her body in front of the ball and the Dinos defence kept the forwards at bay.
The biggest opportunity of the half came in the 31st minute when Vikes’ #23 Mia Gunter had a shot at an open net while Chang-Foidl fumbled atop the 18, but in a rush she would kick the ball far left.
Just like their game the day before, the Dinos would end the half in a 0-0 draw.
The second half was much like the first with a buffet of shots and scrambles in front of either net, but neither team could finish the ball.
Despite the continued opportunities from both sides, neither team could score in the 90 minutes of play and the game would end in a clean-sheet for both sides.
“We just didn’t take advantage of all the opportunities we had,” said fourth-year Dino Amanda Pak. “They put up a good fight. It didn’t go our way today.”
The Dinos finished the weekend scoreless with Sunday’s 0-0 draw against the Vikes and a 1-0 loss on Oct. 17 against the UBC Thunderbirds.
The Vikes will wrap up their Canada West regular season action at home next weekend, Oct. 23-24, against Trinity Western and Fraser Valley — both ahead of the Vikes in the West division in second and third, respectively. The Dinos have dates with Mount Royal and MacEwan Oct. 22 & 24, respectively.