Timberwolves Fall to Huskies
Prince George, B.C. – The University of Saskatchewan Huskies used a strong second half to beat the UNBC Timberwolves 3-0 at the Prince George Youth Soccer Association Fields on Friday.
Jacob Powell, Sam Whiting and Mohamed Omar scored for the Huskies (1-3-1), who outshot the Timberwolves 17-10 in total, and held an 8-5 edge in shots on goal.
The teams were scoreless through the opening 45 minutes and the Timberwolves came out firing early in the second half, with Cheona Edzerza bending a kick from just outside the 18-yard box. The Huskies’ keeper had to reach to make the save, then an opportunity on the rebound for Dan Goodey went wide right.
Saskatchewan got on the board in the 66th minute, as a Mitchell Bauche (Saskatoon, Sask.) corner kick rebounded out to Powell, whose shot from just outside the 18-yard box knuckled off Mitch MacFarlane’s hands and into the top right corner for the 1-0 advantage.
Whiting gave the Huskies a two-goal cushion in the 82nd minute, converting a header off a cross before Omar iced it in added time on a similar play.
UNBC will try to rebound on Sunday at 11 a.m. against the University of Winnipeg Wesmen, while the Huskies are off to Vancouver to take on the CIS No. 2 UBC Thunderbirds at 1 p.m.