It's September, which means the 2019-20 Canada West soccer regular seasons are in full swing and the UNBC women, in particular, will be looking to build off of their historic 2018-19 season.
The women's season is a bit different compared to the men's side, with the women facing 11 different teams of their 14 regular-season games slated for this year.
The lady Timberwolves set program records in goals, wins (3-8-3), as well as points (12) last season and will look to push the bar even higher after reaching the playoffs for the second straight year.
.@UNBCWSoccer had a historic @CanadaWest season, with no shortage of impressive performances. Here are the 2018-2019 award winners!— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) April 10, 2019
Green & Gold Award: Robyn Zinkan
Best Defensive Player: Mara McCleary
Best Offensive Player: @PaigePayne74
MVP: @madisonemmond & @PaigePayne74 pic.twitter.com/DMVpW67T19
But the biggest accomplishment of the most recent season was the first Canada West playoff game win in program history which came against the Manitoba Bisons in a dramatic penalty shootout.
Sadly, their season would come to an end in the second round with a 3-1 defeat to the top-seeded UBC Thunderbirds.
The team lost Madison Emmond and defender Kylie Erb after last season but have a slew of returning faces as well as new, but eyes will most certainly be on Canada West All-Star Paige Payne.
Payne set a UNBC record in points in a single season with 12 (eight goals and four assists).
In our @UNBC Women's soccer @CanadaWest history, four Twolves have registered 20 shots on goal in a single season. Well done, @sidney_roy, Sofia Jones, @PaigePayne74, and @Sydneylchall! @UNBCWSoccer season is just around the corner! pic.twitter.com/sWo33JmqrN— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) May 13, 2019
That earned her national recognition, as she was named a Canada West All-Star (Second Team) for the first time in her university career while also becoming the first UNBC women's soccer player to ever be named a Canada West All-Star.
Here is the full list of matches for the 2019-20 season:
- Thursday, Sept. 5 - Thompson Rivers @ UNBC - Noon
- Saturday, Sept. 7 - UBC-Okanagan @ UNBC - Noon
- Saturday, Sept. 14 - UNBC @ Saskatchewan - 1 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 15 - UNBC @ Regina - 2 p.m.
- Friday, Sept. 20 - Lethbridge @ UNBC - 6 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 22 - Lethbridge @ UNBC - Noon
- Saturday, Sept. 28 - UNBC @ UBC-Okanagan - 1 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 29 - UNBC @ Thompson Rivers - Noon
- Friday, Oct. 4 - TWU @ UNBC - 6 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 6 - UFV @ UNBC - Noon
- Saturday, Oct. 12 - UNBC @ Calgary - 11 a.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 13 - UNBC @ Calgary - 11 a.m.
- Friday, Oct. 18 - UNBC @ Victoria - 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 19 - UNBC @ UBC - 5 p.m.
Coming off the first @CanadaWest playoff win in @UNBC program history, @UNBCWSoccer learned its full 2019 conference schedule this morning! No shortage of great games coming to @CityofPG's Masich Place! Read the details: https://t.co/BkGXuHgPeB #gotwolves #wearealltimberwolves pic.twitter.com/PD0dQnjmr8— UNBC Athletics (@UNBCATHLETICS) June 13, 2019