SASKATOON - Three first half goals led the University of Fraser Valley Cascades to a 4-0 victory over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Sunday afternoon on Field 7 in Saskatoon's PotashCorp Park.
The Cascades scored in the 8th, 12th and 42nd minutes to secure the victory. They also added a goal in the 89th minute.
With the win Fraser Valley improves to 1-1-1 on the season, while Saskatchewan opens the 2016 Canada West women's soccer season 0-2.
Tristan Corneil tallied the first goal just eight minutes into the match on a header from a corner kick. Just four minutes later, Shayla Phipps gave her team a 2-0 lead with a tap in onto an empty net from a through ball by Brittney Zacharuk. With just three minutes remaining in the first half, a scramble on a throw in, in front of the Huskies net resulted in the Gurpreet Dhaliwal goal.
Amanda Carruthers rounded out the scoring for the Cascades when she was left alone in front of the net in the 89th minute.
Cascade keeper Kayla Klim finished the match making five saves, while rookie Huskies' keeper Jadyn Steinhauer made four saves. Fraser Valley finished the match with 13 shots, while the Huskies tallied 10.
Fraser Valley returns home to host the UBC Thunderbirds and Victoria Vikes next week, while the Huskies travel to meet the Manitoba Bisons and Winnipeg Wesmen.