The UNBC Timberwolves women's soccer team is off to Alberta this weekend with a new level of confidence.
That showed in their play last Friday, when they outshot and outchanced the veteran-stacked University of Alberta Pandas for most of the second half. The UNBC defence was stellar, their work ethic unquestionable, but the T-wolves (0-4-0) still suffered yet another loss due to their lack of finish in the offensive end.
They'll get a chance to work some magic around their opponents' cage Friday night in Lethbridge, where they face the Pronghorns in CIS action, the first of a two-game weekend that also includes a stop in Calgary to play the Dinos.
"If you look at our goals against those four teams we played last year, we had something like 27 goals against and this year we've given up 10 goals, so certainly we're better organized defensively and our work rate is higher," said T-wolves head coach Andy Cameron.
"The girls were pleased we outshot Alberta in the second half, so we're creating more chances and our level of play has improved. We've preached that we get better each and every week, and we're doing that, so the wins will come."
Lethbridge holds an 0-3-1 record. Calgary (3-0-1) is coming off an 11-0 whitewash of Manitoba last weekend.
The UNBC men (0-1-1) will play the Winnipeg Wesmen Friday 7 p.m. at North Cariboo Field, then take on the Mount Royal College Cougars Sunday. The T-wolves, who had a bye last weekend, are coming off a 1-1 tie with Alberta on Sept. 8.