Campus Life

Soccer hits the road for weekend play

Pronghorn Athletics Weekly Preview

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorn soccer teams head out on the road for the second week of the Canada West conference schedule, as they both look for their first victories of the season. Meanwhile, the men's hockey team is also on the road, continuing to prepare for the opening of their Canada West schedule.

The Pronghorns women's hockey team is the only squad at home this weekend, as they will host a six-team tournament at Nicholas Sheran Arena.

Men's Soccer

The men's soccer team (0-2-0) heads to the West Coast for the second consecutive week and the task does not get any easier as they'll face the always strong UBC Thunderbirds (0-2-0) and the 2008 CIS silver medalist Trinity Western Spartans (1-0-1).

The Horns' Friday night opponent, UBC, also started the season with two losses, dropping a pair of close games on the road, 1-0 in Edmonton versus the Alberta Golden Bears and by a 2-1 margin in Saskatoon versus the Huskies.

The Spartans also opened the season on the road, downing the Huskies 3-1 on Saturday, before settling for a hard fought 1-1 tie against the Golden Bears.

Women's Soccer

The women's soccer team (0-2-0) heads out on the road for the first time this season, also traveling to British Columbia. The Horns will look to hit the win column against a pair of solid squads, in the Fraser Valley Cascades (0-1-0) and the defending Canada West champion Victoria Vikes (1-0-0). Last weekend, the Vikes downed the Cascades 3-1 in their only game of the weekend.

Women's Hockey

The women's hockey team will see its first action this season as hosts of the Horns Fall Classic pre-season tournament at Nicholas Sheran Arena. Canada West competitors Calgary Dinos and Saskatchewan Huskies join NCAA's Robert Morris and ACAC's Red Deer College and Mount Royal Cougars in the inaugural tournament.

The tournament will feature three games daily with puck drop scheduled for 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. The tournament concludes Sunday with games at 9 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The Horns play in the late game each day and face the Dinos Friday night, followed by games versus Mount Royal and Red Deer on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Men's Hockey

The men's hockey team continues its pre-season preparations with a trip to Edmonton to participate in the Brick Invitational tournament. Friday afternoon, the Horns face the Saskatchewan Huskies, followed by a matchup with the Regina Cougars on Saturday.