University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades soccer teams got mixed results from Canada West play last week.
The women's squad secured a 1-1 tie Thursday against the University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds but fell 2-1 to the number-one ranked Trinity Western University (TWU) Spartans on Saturday.
The Cascades put in a strong effort against UBC, but were unable to secure three points.
After Chilliwack's Danika Snook and Maple Ridge's Carly Neeson were turned aside by the Thunderbirds' keeper, Tristan Cornell's long shot took a deflection and found its way into the UBC net. The Cascades couldn't hold on for the win, however, and UBC scored with eight minutes left to tie the game.
On Saturday, it was UFV that needed a late comeback. The Cascades fell behind 2-0 to TWU in the first half, but were unable force their way back into the match until the 90th minute, when Lana Rockhill scored off a corner kick. The Cascades' record fell to 1-1-1.
Meanwhile, after a defeat in Manitoba, the men salvaged a win from a Prairie road trip to Calgary.
The Cascades lost 1-0 to the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Thursday. The Wesmen scored just 10 minutes in, and the Cascades couldn't get the tying goal.
UFV had more success Saturday against the Mount Royal University Cougars. Veteran defender Ryan Liddiard's first CIS goal helped stake the Cascades to a lead midway through the first half. Kree Byrne extended the lead, as the Cascades beat the Cougars 2-0.
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