SASKATOON – Fourth-year University of Saskatchewan striker Jenelle Zapski scored two goals to help the Huskies to a 3-0 win over the visiting University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves Saturday on Field 7 in PotashCorp Park.
Zapski tallied in the 18th and 57th minutes for her fourth and fifth goals of the season to help Saskatchewan improve to 8-3 on the season. UNBC remains winless at 0-3-8 with the loss.
Saskatchewan dominated play in the opening 45 minutes forcing Timberwolves keeper Jordan Hall to make a number of early saves. Hall finished the first half with four saves.
Zapski broke through in the 18th minute for the first goal of the match. Leesa Eggum sent a pass to Zapski who made a quick move to get around her defender and send a shot to the top left corner to give the Huskies an early lead.
Nine minutes later, in the 27th, Eggum scored a goal of her own to double the lead. Carmen Gorlick sent a high arcing cross towards the back post on the play. Eggum out-jumped a Timberwolves defender and the keeper Hall to get her head on the cross first, redirecting it into the net.
UNBC's best chance of the half came in the 36th minute when it looked like a midfielder may have gotten free on a run, but the pass was just long and was sent away by Huskie keeper Kyleigh Vause.
Saskatchewan took the 2-0 lead to halftime.
The Huskies nearly scored just seven minutes into the second half. Erica Hindmarsh's shot was deflected away by Hall who came outside of the box to challenge. With no keeper in net, the rebound attempt by Saskatchewan was blocked by a pair of UNBC defenders to keep the deficit at two.
The Huskies would get their third goal of the match in the 57th minute. Zapski intercepted a pass between a UNBC defender and midfielder and found herself in alone on Hall with a defender chasing. Zapski would make no mistake sending a bullet towards the top left corner that Hall got a hand on, but could not keep out as it deflected off of the bottom of the crossbar and into the net.
Saskatchewan hosts the Alberta Pandas on Sunday at 12 p.m. on Field 7 while the Timberwolves travel to Regina to take on the Cougars on Sunday.