One point out of possible six was not nearly enough to prolong the playoff hopes of the UNBC Timberwolves men's soccer team.
However, the playoff picture is a lot more rosy for the Trinity Western University Spartans, UNBC's opponents in a pair of weekend CIS Canada West games in Langley. The Spartans beat the T-wolves 3-0 on Friday and tied UNBC 1-1 on Saturday, which means TRU still has a shot at finishing ahead of the Fraser Valley Cascades. The Spartans (4-6-2) will have to beat Calgary and Lethbridge this weekend to pass Fraser Valley and lock up the final Pacific Division berth.
After this weekend, there's no tomorrow for The T-wolves (2-7-3), who will finish off their second CIS season with a pair of home games Saturday and Sunday against Victoria.
Cheona Edzerza redirected a pass from teammate Tyson Hunter for UNBC's only goal of the weekend, 41 minutes into Saturday's game in Langley. Brayden Gant replied for the Spartans at the 63-minute mark. TRU outshot the T-wolves 19-17.
Friday's game was delayed by UNBC's late arrival due to dense foggy conditions that enveloped the province and the low-visibility conditions persisted during the game. Jarvis Ambaka, Denny Serifovic and Nathaniel Turner scored for the Spartans on T-wolves goalie Ty Venhola, whose team was outshot 37-12.
Meanwhile in Saskatchewan, the UNBC women lost both of their games, finishing the season last in the league with a 1-8-2 record. Sunday in Saskatoon, the host Saskatchewan Huskies (8-2-2) set a new team record for points in a season with 26 after a 3-0 win over UNBC. Jenelle Zapski, Daniella Fuenzalida and Nicholle Morrison all scored on UNBC goalie Jordan Hall, whose team was outshot 29-6.
The T-wolves were coming off a 1-0 loss to Regina on Saturday. Tayler Firth scored the game's only goal 25 minutes in to seal the win for the Cougars (5-5-2). Stephanie Possberg had to make just one save to earn her first shutout of the season.