Tyrer plays as UBC women’s soccer earn comfortable win over UNBC

UBC Women’s Soccer extended its lead atop the Canada West standings with a 2-0 win over the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves at Masich Place Stadium in Prince George.

The Thunderbirds limited UNBC to just one shot on target in a suspicious first half. In stoppage time, the T-Birds finally started to carve out some quality chances. Nisa Reehal forced a great save on the post of UNBC goaltender Brooke Molby after a weave down the right wing. A minute later, UBC took the lead, as Jacqueline Tyrer’s outgoing corner was headed in by midfielder Ella Sunde for her second goal of the season.

The goal just before halftime swung the momentum firmly in the T-Birds favor and gave the ‘Birds confidence going into the second half. Reehal’s pace and dribbling proved difficult for the UNBC backline. UBC’s pressure would be rewarded, as Tyrer went from provider to finisher in the 63rd minute, earning a free kick from Katalin Tolnai at the far post to double the T-Birds’ lead.

The T-Birds’ backline was comfortable throughout the 90 minutes, allowing just five shots the entire game. Goaltender Sarah Johns got her fifth clean sheet of the season, punctuated by a superb late save when she stifled Paige Payne’s effort after the UNBC winger was played on goal.

The T-Birds have now won six straight games against UNBC, dating back to September 2018. With Friday’s victory, the T-Birds improved their conference record to 8-0. Their next game is an away game against the Calgary Dinos on September 25th.

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