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UNBC women’s soccer home opener today

The UNBC Timberwolves women’s soccer team will be on the pitch at Masich Place Stadium today.

The Timberwolves take on Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack at noon.

2018 Results
UNBC Timberwolves (3-8-3)
6th in Pacific Division Standings
19 Goals For
31 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Paige Payne: 8 Goals
Assists Leader: Madison Emmond, Paige Payne: 4 Assists
Points Leader: Paige Payne: 12 Points
Saves Leader: Brooke Molby: 46 Saves

Player to Watch: Brooke Molby, GK
Heading into her third season between the pipes with the Timberwolves, Molby put the conference on notice with her performance down the stretch for UNBC in 2018. The Squamish native was among the league leaders in save percentage, and played a major role in the TWolves playoff push and success. She will need to be steady against a diverse and dangerous TRU attack.

TRU WolfPack (3-9-2)
7th in Pacific Division Standings
14 Goals For
32 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Chantal Gammie: 7 Goals
Assists Leader: Camryn Curtis, Marlie Rittinger: 3 Assists
Points Leader: Chantal Gammie: 7 Goals
Saves Leader: Danielle Robertson: 81 Saves

Player to watch: Chantal Gammie, F
A true freshman in 2018, Gammie led the WolfPack in scoring with seven goals. That earned her a spot on the Canada West All-Rookie team, and gave the Pack a presence around the opposition goal. The Smithers native is physically gifted and will command plenty of attention from the UNBC backline.

UNBC’s Paige Payne says the Timberwolves are hungry to keep improving.

“The team is continuously looking to grow, both individually and as a whole. Our hard work has paid off in previous seasons and we have carried on that momentum in our preseason training,” she said. “We have a great group of young players who are eager to learn more and more each day. We have to believe in the process and push ourselves in hopes of achieving our goals, both short term and long.”

She adds the Wolfpack will be a tough test for the Timberwolves.

“The Wolfpack have always been great competition for us, as they are physical and eager to win,” she said. “I think the key to success in this home opener is to continue to play up to our team standards, to want win ball and be hungrier than our opponents, while channeling our nervous excitement into positive energy.”

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