The UBC Thunderbirds claimed their fifth consecutive Canada West victory with a 2-0 victory over the University of the Fraser Valley on Friday night at Rotary Stadium.
Tess McRae opened the scoring in the 36th minute for the fourth-seeded U SPORTS T-Birds and with the Cascades pushing forward in second-half stoppage time, Sophie damien completed the score.
The Cascades (0-3-2) had several good opportunities to score in the first half, but the goalkeeper Emilie moore made seven saves in the evening for UBC (5-0-0).
The two teams close the weekend set for Sunday afternoon (1 p.m., Rotary Stadium).
“It was a team effort defensively, and I loved that we didn’t stop and continued to fight and push throughout the game,” UFV assistant coach Shelby said. Beck thereafter. “There are just small mistakes that we need to correct, and we need to capitalize on our chances when we have them. The last third is where we’re struggling right now, and once we can figure that out, I think. that we’ll ‘I’ll give the teams a good run for their money.’
The Cascades had the best scoring chances early on – in the 13th minute Jashan Sandhar came up the right flank and sent a cross, and Jiya Kaila’s point blank header was saved by Moore.
In the 32sd, Avery Tulloch’s corner found Taylor Nekic’s header, but his effort was blocked by a T-Birds defenseman.
Just three minutes later, the T-Birds broke the ice. The Cascades cleared a UBC corner first, but the visitors were able to send it back into the box at McRae, and she had room to beat UFV goalkeeper Joven Sandhu with a soaring shot in the box. upper right corner.
Sandhu had a nice save later in the half, passing to the point that of Janika Sangha pulled over the bar.
The ‘Birds kept the Cascades at bay in the second half, but Halle McCambley energized the hosts as the half progressed, and captain Brittany Costa had a few ranged attempts which were handled by Moore. .
In added time, UBC sidelined the game – Danielle Steer the shot hit the crossbar but fell on Damian for the finish at close range.