A strong weekend for the TRU WolfPack in Canada West men’s soccer action has paved the way for a pair of early-season clashes in Kamloops between West Division co-leaders.
TRU and the Trinity Western Spartans of Langley, both undefeated at 2-0-4, will square off twice this weekend at Hillside Stadium.
Match times are 5 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Fans will be welcome, marking the first time spectators will be allowed into the team’s home facility since 2019.
Maximum capacity will be about 1,000, 12-and-over fans must be fully vaccinated and B.C. Vaccine Cards will be checked.
TRU (2-0-4) posted a win and a draw against the hometown Victoria Vikes (2-1-3) on the weekend, tying 1-1 on Saturday and winning 1-0 on Friday.
Jonathan Rinaldi opened his WolfPack account on Saturday and Patrick Izett tallied in his TRU debut on Friday, when Pack goalkeeper Jackson Gardner kept a clean sheet.
Meanwhile, the WolfPack women’s soccer squad remains winless.
The Vikes (4-0-2) bested visiting TRU 2-0 on Saturday and 1-0 on Friday.
TRU (0-4-2) will be faced with a tall task in its first two home matches in front of fans this season, with the undefeated Spartans (6-0) coming to town.
Match times are 7 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Danielle Robertson, the WolfPack’s fourth-year goalkeeper from Courtenay, has made 301 saves in her career, good for fourth in Canada West women’s soccer history.