Tyrer stars as UBC women’s soccer secures comfortable win over UNBC

UBC women’s soccer extended their lead at the top of the Canada West standings after a 2–0 victory over the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves at Masich Place Stadium in Prince George.

The Thunderbirds held UNBC to just one shot on target in a cagey opening half. In stoppage time, the T-Birds finally started carving out some quality chances. Nisa Reehal forced a great save off of the post by UNBC goalkeeper Brooke Molby after a slaloming run down the right wing. A minute later, UBC would take the lead, as Jacqueline Tyrer’s outswinging corner was headed in by midfielder Ella Sunde for her second goal of the season.

The goal right before halftime swung the momentum firmly in the T-Birds’ favour 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 turned from provider to finisher in the 63rd minute, getting on the end of a Katalin Tolnai freekick at the back post to double the T-Birds' lead.

The T-Birds backline was comfortable throughout the 90 minutes, only allowing five shots the entire match. Goalkeeper Sarah Johns secured her fifth clean sheet of the season, punctuated by a great save late on when she smothered Paige Payne’s effort after the UNBC winger was played through on goal.

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