League 1 BC Women’s Soccer Preview: Victoria Highlanders away to Unity FC

Victoria Highlanders FC (0-4-0)

7th in BC League 1 Standings

Goals For: 5

Goals Against: 14

Goals Leader: Kiara Kilbey (2 Goals)

Assists Leader: Kiara Kilbey (1 Assist)

Victoria Highlanders FC at Unity FC – June. 19th, 1:00pm kick-off @ Chase Office Field 

On Sunday, June 19th, the Victoria Highlanders will travel to Langley to take on Unity FC (2-3-0). Coming off a strong performance against Altitude FC, the Highlanders will look to clean up a few details at the back in hopes of earning their first points of the season. Meanwhile, Unity FC will look to build off a huge win earlier this week, having beat Varsity FC 3-1 away from home.

Quotes: Highlander’s Mariel Solsberg

On how the team is preparing for this weekend…

“I would say we’ve been preparing for the last few weeks, just in really getting our fitness up and that’s kind of been integrated into training. Also just looking at playing into the highest target a little bit quicker, moving the ball a bit quicker, and just fine-tuning things because I think we’re almost there, it’s just a matter of those little details.”

 On how the team chemistry has progressed since the beginning of the season…

 “It’s such a short season so it’s such a challenge to get everybody kind of on the same page. I think it’s coming. I don’t know if I would say we’ve completely gelled yet, we’re not quite there, but I think that’s the goal.”

 On what it will take for the team to get a result this weekend…

 “I think part of it is going to be everybody being on the same page, and I think it’s taking the high percentage chances. If you saw our last game, we had a ton of attacking in the box, but those last little bits of execution were often missed opportunities. Getting that last piece I think will really complete our attack and hopefully lead to a lot of goals.”

Player to watch: Sachi Swift

 After being sidelined for the first 4 games of the season due to an injury, Sachi Swift is back! This Highlanders veteran brings a wealth of experience to the team, along with an impressive playing history. Sachi can be described as competitive, technical, and has great vision & game awareness, making her an absolute threat in League 1 BC and a player to watch!