Campus Life

Women's soccer Horns open home schedule

The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns soccer teams kick off the Canada West conference schedule this weekend, with the women playing host to the Manitoba Bisons and Regina Cougars, while the men head out on the road to face the Fraser Valley Cascades and Victoria Vikes.

Meanwhile, the defending CIS champion women's rugby team and men's hockey team are in non-conference action as they prepare for their upcoming conference schedules.

The women's soccer team (0-0) looks to rebound after not qualifying for the post-season last year, and will have some big holes to fill with the graduation of key members from last season's club. Gone from last season are stalwart keeper Megan Lumley, offensive catalyst Kelli Sauers and a pair of defenders, Kristen Dow and Jessica Dearlove.

An area of strength for the Horns this season should be the midfield, with a solid core of returning veterans. Fifth-year senior Sam MacMillan, along with Janelle and Jaclyn Groten, expect to provide some stability up front.

A strong group from the team that qualified for the 2007 playoffs is still intact, and they'll look to rely on solid defensive play to be successful this season.

Adding to the excitement of opening day, the Horns will move into the new University of Lethbridge Community Sports Stadium this weekend. The Horns face the Bisons on Saturday and the Cougars, Sunday, with both openings kicks at noon.

Season tickets and individual tickets are available at the Sport & Recreation Services customer service desk or by calling 403-332-HORN (4676). Tickets will also be available at the door on game day.