By Woodard, Dale on September 7, 2019.
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s soccer team starts their Canada West season on the road, while the Horns men return home looking for their first win of the season.
With 10 new players on the roster, the Pronghorns women are in Edmonton today and Sunday against the Alberta Pandas and MacEwan Griffins, respectively. Both games are at noon.
The Pronghorns lose Lindsay Amatto, Erica Augsten and Aislinn Williston to graduation, but bring back fifth-year veteran Jesse Dueck, who returns after one season away.
Newcomer Lucy Mundy, a midfielder from Foothills FC, will be an addition to the midfield. Her vision of the field and creativity will only serve to add to the Horns offensive push.
Lethbridge missed the playoffs by four points last season, scoring a conference-low six goals, but return Raeleen Vanden dungen, who tied for the team lead for goals.
The Pronghorns play their first home game next Saturday when the Victoria Vikes pay a visit to the University of Lethbridge Stadium at noon.
After an 0-2 weekend in Calgary, the 0-3-1 Pronghorns men are back at the U of L Stadium today at 2:15 p.m. when they host the Saskatchewan Huskies.
The Pronghorns have four goals scored in four games, but have allowed nine against. Through four games, the Pronghorns are averaging only seven shot attempts per game, which sits 13th in Canada West.
Last season the Huskies took four points from the Pronghorns in Lethbridge, winning 2-1 and tying 2-2.
Lethbridge keeper Matt Vandervoort leads the conference in total saves through four games with 22 and sits ninth in save percentage at 0.710.
Four different Pronghorns have accounted for goals thus far. Ellis Davies scored his first of the season last Sunday versus Mount Royal from the penalty spot.
Ben Kutas, Danilo Morales and freshman Tyler Quinn have scored the other Pronghorn goals.