Cascade soccer squads coming back to the Wack

The University of the Fraser Valley soccer teams will play another year at Exhibition Stadium in Chilliwack.

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s and women’s soccer teams will call Chilliwack’s Exhibition Field home for a second straight Canada West regular season.

Both teams played there last year, and both will enjoy using the new-look facility this fall.

The Cascade men have seven home games, including Alumni night (vs UNBC on Sept. 28) and Adidas night (vs Victoria on Oct. 4).

Their first home game is Sept. 6 versus Trinity Western University.

Entering their eighth season in of CIS soccer, the men will play in the four-team Pacific Division with UBC, UNBC, Victoria and Trinity Western. The top three teams advance to the Canada West post season tournament.

We were close to earning a post season berth last fall,” said coach Alan Errington. “With the majority of our squad back, we have the talent to compete for a post season match this year.”

The Cascade women will play five games at home.

The first is Sept. 6 vs UNBC. They host Calgary Oct. 4, Lethbridge Oct. 5, Saskatchewan Oct. 11 and Regina Oct. 12.

The women compete in the 13-team Canada West conference, with each school playing 12 regular season matches. The top eight earn a post-season spot. UFV finished 6-5-1 last year, placing seventh. They have earned a post-season berth in two of the past three years, winning the 2010 conference title.

“We look forward to once again playing our home games in Chilliwack this season,” said coach Rob Giesbrecht. “Securing points in our home games will be vital for our team this year and we hope the community can get behind us as we look to challenge for a Canada West championship.”