Timberwolves Suffer Loss in Season Opener
Prince George, B.C. – Maeghan Lindsay scored twice to lead the University of Winnipeg to a 4-0 victory over the UNBC Timberwolves in the season opener for both sides at North Cariboo Senior Soccer League Field.
Jamila Calvez and Hannah Lindgren also scored for the Wesmen (1-0-0), who outshot the Timberwolves 15-4 and finished with a 6-3 edge in shots on goal. Tianna Pius of Prince George paced the Timberwolves (0-1-0) with two shots, one on goal.
The Wesmen opened the scoring in the 29th minute, with Lindsay scoring on a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box as local product Lianna Toopitsin, who was making her first career CIS start, was slightly handcuffed by the shot.
Calvez extended the advantage for the Wesmen three minutes later, receiving a cross from Tyler Johnson (Winnipeg, Man.) before beating Toopitsin to the bottom right corner for the two-goal advantage, which stood through halftime.
Winnipeg extended its advantage in the 51st minute, as Toopitsin made a strong save off a Claire Preston shot, but halftime substitute Lindgren was there to pounce on the rebound.
Lindsay rounded out the scoring in the 71st minute with a carbon copy of her first goal, a bullet of a free kick from just outside the box that found the top left-hand corner.
The Timberwolves’ best chance to get on the board came in the final 10 minutes, but Fiona Raymond was just offside on a Kaitlin Godsoe pass coming up the right wing.
UNBC will look for their first win of the season, at home against the Manitoba Bisons (0-1-0) at noon Sunday, while Winnipeg will look to complete a perfect opening weekend in Edmonton against the Alberta Pandas (1-0-0).
Meantime the 0 and 4 Timberwolves’ men’s side is in Kamloops for a paid of weekend games against Thompson Rivers University. They meet today and Sunday at 2 pm.