After a full slate of exhibition games, the UFV Cascades men’s and women’s soccer teams are all set to open up their Canada West regular season this Friday.
The Cascades men knocked off the NCAA Division 2 Western Washington University Vikings 1-0 at Townsend Park last Tuesday to improve their pre-season record to 4-2.
The women, meanwhile, fell 2-0 to a strong Vikings squad.
Now after a couple games over the weekend (scores weren’t available at press time), the friendlies have come to an end.
Both teams will kick off their season Friday with regular season games at Townsend Park.
The women host the University of Northern British Columbia at 5 p.m. while the men take on Trinity Western University right after, at 7:15 p.m. The Cascades will move next door, to Exhibition Field, for their remaining home games after the installation of turf wraps up there.
Both teams’ exhibition rosters have featured Chilliwack products.
Defender Zachary Hansen and forward Gordon Hall would both be entering their first year with the Cascades if they stick with the team after final rosters are announced later this week. Midfielder Connor MacMillan will be entering his second year with the team while keeper Jacob Kubanski is back for his final year of eligibility.
Chilliwack’s Danika Snook will be a key cog for the women’s squad. Snook, who scored three times for the Cascades last year, is entering her final year of college soccer.
The Cascades’ exhibition roster has also featured Nicole Verdonk.
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