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UNBC women's soccer squad faces rematch against Manitoba in first round of Canada West playoffs

Lady Timberwolves won a playoff shootout thriller last season to beat the Bisons
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Fifth-year Julia Babicz also helped lead the Timberwolves over the UBC-Okanagan Heat on Sept. 7. (via Jess Fedigan)

Sound familiar?

The UNBC Timberwolves women's soccer squad has found out who they will play in the first round: the Manitoba Bisons. 

It might be deja vu to you because it's the same opponent the women were matched up in their first-round playoff game last season where UNBC won a thriller in penalty kicks.

It was the first Canada West playoff win in program history. 

So here they are once again. 

The T-Wolves completed the 2019-20 season against the UBC Thunderbirds on Oct. 19 with a 3-1 loss to finish the season with a record of 3-7-4.

UNBC claimed the sixth and final playoff spot in the Pacific Division with 13 points.

The leader of the division, the Trinity Western University Spartans finished with a 12-1-1 record and 37 points.

Manitoba finished their season with a 2-0 win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns, also on Oct. 19, and hold a 8-5-1 record.

The Bisons finished third in the Prairie Division with 25 points, while MacEwan finished first with 30 points (9-2-3). 

The rematch this year is set for this Friday (Oct. 25) at 11 a.m. Pacific. 

Here's how the two teams match-up from the regular season: 

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES - SIXTH IN PACIFIC DIVISION

  • Games played: 14 
  • Shots registered: 110 (14th in Canada West)
  • Goals scored: 12 (11th in Canada West)
  • Shot percentage: .109 (9th in Canada West)
  • Shots-per game: 7.9 (14th in Canada West)
  • Shots on goal: 59 (15th in Canada West)
  • SOG percentage: .536 (8th in Canada West)
  • Assists: 12 (9th in Canada West)
  • Corner kicks: 37 (13th in Canada West)
  • Penalty kicks: 0 (15th in Canada West)
  • Yellow cards: 3 (15th in Canada West)
  • Red cards: 0 (4th in Canada West)
  • Shutouts: 5 (5th in Canada West)
  • Home attendance: 2066 (3rd in Canada West)
  • Home attendance average: 344 (3rd in Canada West)

Recent game results: 

  • Oct. 4, 2019, vs TWU - L (5-2)
  • Oct. 6, 2019, vs UFV - T (1-1)
  • Oct. 12, 2019, vs Calgary - L (2-0)
  • Oct. 13, 2019, vs Calgary - L (2-1)
  • Oct. 18, 2019, vs Victoria - L (1-0)
  • Oct. 19, 2019, vs UBC - L (3-1)

MANITOBA BISONS - THIRD IN PRAIRIE DIVISION

  • Games played: 14
  • Shots registered: 234 (2nd in Canada West)
  • Goals scored: 28 (4th in Canada West)
  • Shot percentage: .120 (5th in Canada West)
  • Shots-per game: 16.7 (3rd in Canada West)
  • Shots on goal: 127 (4th in Canada West)
  • SOG percentage: .543 (7th in Canada West)
  • Assists: 24 (3rd in Canada West)
  • Corner kicks: 73 (3rd in Canada West)
  • Penalty kicks: 1-1 (9th in Canada West)
  • Yellow cards: 7 (5th in Canada West)
  • Red cards: 0 (4th in Canada West)
  • Shutouts: 6 (6th in Canada West)
    Home attendance: 1264 (7th in Canada West)
  • Home attendance average: 181 (7th in Canada West)

Recent game results: 

  • Oct. 5, 2019, vs Alberta - L (4-1)
  • Oct. 6, 2019, vs MacEwan - L (3-1)
  • Oct. 10, 2019, vs Winnipeg - W (2-0)
  • Oct. 12, 2019, vs Winnipeg - W (4-0)
  • Oct. 18, 2019, vs Mount Royal - W (3-1)
  • Oct. 19, 2019, vs Lethbridge - W (2-0)

The winner will move onto face the Calgary Dinos on Sunday (Oct. 27) at 11 a.m. PST



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