Cascade women blank Pirates to end exhibition

The University of the Fraser Valley women's soccer team shut out the Peninsula College Pirates 3-0 at Chilliwack's Townsend Park Sunday.

The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer squad enters the 2013 Canada West regular season on a roll after winning their final two exhibition games.

The Cascades defeated UBC-Okanagan 6-2 on Friday, then dumped the Peninsula College Pirates 3-0 on Sunday.

Calgary native Amanda Carruthers had a hattrick in the win over UBC-O, with Carly Radomski (Langley) Danica Kump (Surrey) and Shelby Beck (Langley) adding singles. Burnaby’s Kayla Klim played 72 minutes in goal before Langley’s Emily Harold came in for 18 minutes of mop-up duty.

Rookie keepers Harold and Risa Venuto (Langley) split the clean-sheet in Sunday’s win, at Chilliwack’s Townsend Park.

Kump, Beck and Chilliwack’s Nicole Verdonk had the goals.

The Cascades open the regular season Friday night at 5 p.m. hosting the Universy of Northern BC Timberwolves at Townsend Park.

 

— The UFV men fell 3-1 to the Peninsula College Pirates in their final preseason tuneup. Coquitlam’s James Najman had the lone Cascade goal.

Veteran stopper Mark Village (Abbotsford) tended goal in the first half, surrendering all the Pirate goals. Mexican import Arturo Ortiz was airtight in the second half.

The UFV men open the regular season Friday night at 7:40 p.m. hosting the Trinity Western Spartans.

They visit the UBC Thunderbirds Sunday afternoon.