League 1 BC Women’s Soccer Preview: Highlander’s women double header weekend

Victoria Highlanders FC (1-5-1)

6th in BC League 1 Standings

Goals For: 11

Goals Against: 18

Goals Leader: Kiara Kilbey (3)

Assists Leader: Kiara Kilbey (2)

Victoria Highlanders FC looking to build off first win of the season going into double header weekend!

Quotes: Highlander’s Sophie Miranda

On the importance of team depth in this double header weekend versus two of the top teams in the league…

“A double header is never an easy task, and it will require the whole roster to prioritize recovery and preparation to ensure we can play with full intensity all 90 minutes of both games. It will test our fitness, but I have full confidence that we are up for this challenge.” 

On how the group has prepared for the weekend… 

“Because this is the second time we will be facing these teams, we have seen them before and we know their strengths as well as their weaknesses. That being said, we train every week with purpose and with the intent of being the best team in this league. I feel convinced that our performance this weekend will reflect our hard work in practice.”

On the importance of getting a result in both games this weekend… 

“Coming off a 3 point weekend, the team is in high spirits. I believe a lot of actions we had been working on in practice clicked for us in last weekend’s game. I also believe it gave us the confidence and drive to perform with the same intensity in this weekend’s double header. It’s fully satisfying to see the gains we obtain each week as a team and I expect more of this going into this weekend.”

Player to watch: Kyra Teetzen

 Coming off a fantastic game against Rivers FC, scoring a great goal in the teams first win of the season, Kyra Teetzen is our player to watch this weekend. Kyra is a UVIC Alumni and brings a wealth of experience and technical ability to this Highlanders side. Her ability to find a pass and influence players on the dribble make Kyra a pivotal part of the Highlanders possession focused style of play!