The University of Winnipeg Wesmen is pleased to announce the release of the Canada West Conference Women's Soccer regular season schedule for the upcoming 2017 season.
Head coach Amy Anderson, entering her fourth season and her team will begin regular season play on home turf against the Saskatchewan Huskies (September 8th) and the Regina Cougars (September 9th). The Wesmen will venture out on their first road trip, September 15-16 facing the UBC Thunderbirds and Victoria Vikes. Winnipeg returns to their home field the following week with matinee games against the Mount Royal Cougars (September 23rd) and Alberta Pandas (September 24th). Winnipeg closes out the month of September and begins October with three consecutive road games facing the Lethbridge Pronghorns (September 30th), Calgary Dinos (October 1st) and their cross town rivals Manitoba Bisons (October 7th).
The soccer portion of the 27th annual Duckworth Challenge against the Bisons will take place at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex on Sunday, October 8th. Winnipeg will close out their regular season home schedule on October 13-14 against the MacEwan Griffins and UNBC Timberwolves. Winnipeg will wrap up regular season action on the road against the Regina Cougars and Saskatchewan Huskies the weekend of October 21-22.
Post season play will begin with the Canada West Play In Series (October 27) followed by the Quarter Finals (October 29)
This season marks a new conference playoff format on the women's side, as the CW Women's Final Four returns after two years of a six-team format. The women's conference champions will be crowned using the four-team format the first weekend of November. The top seeded Prairie Division team is slated to host the tournament.
The 2017 U SPORTS Women's Soccer Championships will take place from November 9-12 hosted by the University of Manitoba.
"We are ready to shine this season with a combination of skill, hard work, perseverance and most importantly our passion for the game and the program, said Wesmen Women's Soccer head coach Amy Anderson.
Winnipeg Wesmen Women's Soccer Regular Season Schedule
Fri. Sep. 8 – vs Saskatchewan – 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Sep 9 – vs Regina – 7:00 p.m.
Fri. Sep 15 – at UBC – 5:30 p.m.
Sat. Sep 16 – at Victoria – 5:00 p.m.
Sat. Sep 23 – vs Mount Royal – 2:00 p.m.
Sun. Sep 24 – vs Alberta - 2:00 p.m.
Sat. Sep 30 – at Lethbridge – 12:00 p.m.
Sun. Oct 1 – at Calgary – 12:00 p.m.
Sat. Oct 7 – at Manitoba – 2:00 p.m.
Sun. Oct 8 – vs Manitoba – 2:00 p.m. (Duckworth Challenge)
Fri. Oct 13 – vs MacEwan – 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Oct 14 – vs UNBC – 7:00 p.m.
Sat. Oct 21 – at Regina – 12:00 p.m.
Sun. Oct 22 – at Saskatchewan – 12:00 p.m.
Note – All home matches will be played at the Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex (900 Waverley Street)