Thunderbirds down Vikings in Fall Scrimmage

Last night, the UBC Thunderbirds SC travelled to Western Washington University to play the Vikings in the first ever collegiate matchup between the two teams. UBC entered the game riding a 4 game win streak vs MCLA opponents this fall, while the game marked the end of the WWU fall training program.

UBC struck first in the game, as captain Tomas Syskakis capitalized on his first shot, taking an early 1-0 lead. Western rebounded quickly to tie the game at 1-1, but a second marker by Syskakis, and Phil Pomeroy’s first of the game led to a 3-1 lead for the Thunderbirds after the first quarter. UBC built on their strong start in the second quarter, as Pomeroy scored his second from the crease, and Lorenzo Malana and Ryan Wilkinson netted one goal each as the Thunderbirds took a 6-2 lead into the half. The defensive units tightened up on both sides as face-off specialist Jamie Gill would get the lone marker for UBC, and goaltender Dean Grimm (12 saves) surrendered a single goal in the final half of play, as the Thunderbirds earned a 7-3 win on the road against the Vikings. UBC will head to the University of Puget sound to take on the Loggers Sunday, November 5th at 1pm.