Despite falling behind just minutes into the game, the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves battled back to earn a 1-1 draw with the University of Fraser Valley Cascades, Friday, August 30, 2019 in Prince George, B.C.
“That was definitely nerves. The home opener, playing in front of the home crowd,” said UNBC’s Abou Cisse. “We have to be clinical in the back third. That will be our goal on Sunday.”
In the second half, The TWolves found what they, and the 450 in attendance, were looking for. Freshman Reid Adams was able to dribble it into the box, winning it to Abou Cisse. From there, Cisse did the rest. A great fake got two defenders to bite, before he stepped in and beat Duggan top corner to knot the game.
Both teams would trade chances the rest of the way, with the best look belong to UFV’s Rajan Bains who hammered a free kick attempt off the post beside Goodey.
“We played how coach told us. He tells us to be aggressive and ruthless around the net,” said Cisse. “It was good we came back. We get one point, they get one point. We come back in a couple days even stronger.”
“We have to press them off the bat and try to win the ball,” said Duggan. “We need to avoid their strikers, and try to play through and finish our chances better.”