Vikes start field hockey season with sweep of Dinos

It’s early, but the UVic Vikes women’s field hockey team took a step towards the Toronto-hosted CIS National Championship

UVic Vikes field hockey player Alexis Veljacic chases for a loose ball against Calgary Dinos player Kendra Toth during the Vikes’ 3-1 win in Calgary on Saturday. The Vikes also won on Sunday

It’s early, but the UVic Vikes women’s field hockey team took a big first step towards qualifying for the Toronto-hosted CIS National Championship later this fall.

The Vikes defeated the Calgary Dinos, in Calgary, 1-0 on Sunday and 3-1 win on Saturday. It was the season opener for both teams.Annie Walters-Shumka (Claremont secondary) scored the Vikes’ only goal on Sunday. Kyla Kirby, Kayleen van der Ree and Rosie Beale scored in the Vikes win on Saturday.

Because the Alberta Pandas withdrew its women’s field hockey program for 2012, the three-team Canada West schedule leaves one team with a bye each weekend.

Instead the Vikes have a pair of exhibition matches against Vancouver Premier League teams. Tonight (Sept. 19) the Vikes will face the Kirby’s Island Wildcats at UVic tonight, 6:30 p.m., and on Saturday the Meralomas will visit for a 12:30 p.m. start. The Vikes’ next Canada West games are against the UBC Thunderbirds, Sept. 29 and 30 at 11 a.m.

All above games will be held at the UVic field hockey turf.

The Vikes men’s field hockey team lost 4-1 to Burnaby on Saturday. Ryan Litnosky scored the Vikes only goal. The Vikes are missing junior national players Sam Jones, James Kirkpatrick and Matthew Sarmento, who are at the Junior Pan American Games in Mexico.

The Vikes are in Surrey against United Brothers on Saturday.

 

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