Vikes look to get season back on track against division rivals

Vikes Communications

As the season gets well underway, UVic has another packed weekend of away games in front of them as they face University of Alberta and the University of Northern British Columbia, on September 23 and 25.

In the first of the two matches, the Vikes will head to Edmonton on Friday to face the Alberta Pandas, kick off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. The Vikes won the last contest between the two teams by a score of 3-1 last year.

UVic will then head to Prince George to face UNBC on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. The Vikes won big the last time these teams met, a 6-0 victory in Victoria last season.

Last Time Out 

The last weekend was tough one for the Vikes. The team got a good result in their first game, a scoreless draw against TWU in Langley, B.C. Lindsay Machin had another strong game at centre back for the Vikes, and was named MVP of the match.

The Vikes then went on to play the Fraser Valley Cascades in Abbotsford, B.C. where they fell 3-0, ending their undefeated streak.

University of Alberta are coming off a stellar weekend, dominating their road-trip into the interior. They beat the TRU Wolfpack this past Saturday in a 5-0 victory, followed by a 3-0 win against the UBCO Heat.

UNBC, meanwhile, continued their losing streak to start the season. They fell to UBCO this past Saturday by a score of 3-0, followed by another loss of 2-1 to TRU.

By the Numbers

5: The number of fifth-year veterans leading the Vikes this season.

4206: The number of kilometres UVic will travel this upcoming weekend.

6: The number of goals scored by Kiara Kilbey in her rookie year for the Vikes.

Coach's Take 
Tracy David, Vikes Head Coach

"We have faced adversity every year. How we rise to that occasion takes some really hard work on our part. We have to challenge ourselves to be better every day, so going into this weekends game, our goal is to be better than we were in our last outing."

"Lindsay Machin has been a warrior. She is a captain, a leader, a competitor, she's mentally and physically tough, and she has a tremendous impact on our squad"

Player Perspective
Lindsay Machin, Fifth-year Defender 

"Last weekend ended on a low but also lit a fire that has us ready and eager to get two wins this upcoming weekend. We know what we need to do for these upcoming games and we are working very hard this week to ensure that we come away with 6 points and show what we are made of - grit and determination."

Game Time

Friday, Sep. 23  4:00 p.m. – at University of Alberta –
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University of Alberta (3-0-1)
CIS National Ranking: n/a
Canada West Standings: 3 (Pacific 2)
Last Week: 2-0-0
Streak: W2
Last Canada West Title: 2013
Last CIS Title: 2001

Sunday, Sep. 25  12:00 p.m. – at University of Northern British Columbia -
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University of Northern British Columbia (0-0-4)
CIS National Ranking: N/A
Canada West Standings: 16 (Pacific 8)
Last Week: 0-0-2
Streak: L4
Last Canada West Title: n/a
Last CIS Title: N/A

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