For the UNBC Timberwolves women's soccer team, the task was daunting. Given that fact, the result wasn't a shocker.
The expansion Timberwolves fell 7-0 to the Trinity Western University Spartans Friday night in Langley. The Spartans stepped onto the field as the third-ranked squad in the country and wasted no time in showing their power. They scored five goals in the first half and never gave the visitors much life.
The Spartans, in first place in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association, bumped their record to 9-1. On the season, they have outscored their opponents 41-3.
The Timberwolves, meanwhile, dropped to 0-8-3.
"We played against a very good team and you have to give credit to them," said UNBC coach Andy Cameron. "We gave up five in the first half and to the girls' credit they came out and kept it to two in the second half.
"They worked hard," Cameron added. "We knew it was going to be a learning curve [this season] and the girls have worked hard in every game. Even though the score was 7-0, it's still a compliment to the team."