Vikes women hit the court in pre-season baseketball play

Women's basketball season gets underway at the University of Victoria

With the University of Victoria men’s basketball team away in the Quinn Classic in La Grande, Oregon, the women’s team continues pre-season exhibition play at home.

The women’s first game is on Saturday, Oct. 31 against Thompson Rivers at 2 p.m. at UVic’s new CARSA building, before the squad hits the hardwood against MacEwan at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, also at CARSA.

UVic’s men’s and women’s rowing teams are both competing at the Canadian University Rowing Championship in Antigonish, NS this weekend, but the university’s swim teams are competing locally at Commonwealth Pool in the Senior Circuit SCM on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The UVic Vikes men’s and women’s soccer teams are both competing in the Canada West quarter-finals this coming weekend. Head to Centennial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 30, when the men face Mount Royal at 7:15 p.m. The women play Fraser Valley on Saturday, Oct. 31 in Abbotsford.

Also coming up at UVic, the Vikes host CIS Women’s Field Hockey Championship Nov. 5 to 8 at UVic’s Field 1.

In local Div. 1 rugby action, the UVic Norsemen take on Westshore 1 at Westshore Rec Centre fields Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. while at 2:45 p.m., Premier League rugby takes to the pitch with the Vikes visiting the Westshore Valhallians, also at the Westshore field.

On the soccer pitch, the Castaways Highlanders Premier women take on Gorge F.C. at the PISE field Sunday, Nov. 1 at 12 p.m., followed by the Div. 1 Castaways at 2 p.m., kicking off against Nanaimo United.

Carnarvon Park features the Div. 2 Castaway women taking on the Lakehill Heat, while Bays United visits Peninsula at Blue Heron field.

At UVic’s Field 3, the Div. 1 women of Bays United host the Cowichan Cubs at 7 p.m.

The Victoria women’s field hockey league has a very busy weekend. Starting on Saturday, Oct 31, the Blue Jays play the Sailors at 11 a.m., the Mariners face the Pirates at 12:30 p.m., and the Pirates take on the Devils at 3:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Nov. 1, the Demons play the Lynx 3 at 9 a.m., the Lynx 2 face the Cardinals at 11 a.m., the Ravens play the Kestrels at 12:30 p.m., and the Renegades play the Stellers at 2 p.m.

Men’s field hockey hits the UVic turf on Sunday, Nov. 1.

Starting off the new month, the Rebels play the Hawks at 10:30 a.m., the Tigers play the Mutineers at 12 p.m., and Oak Bay plays the Marauders at 1:30 p.m.

Fall’s high school sports start heading into playoffs this week, with the field hockey AA BC Championships on Nov. 4 to 6 and single A senior boys’ soccer from Nov. 5 to 7.

Senior boys’ volleyball also heads into playoffs thisc oming week. For further details, visit lowerislandschoolsports.ca.

Colin Gall is a Saanich athlete, sports fan and Grade 11 student at Mt. Doug Secondary. Send your coming sports events to jocktalk@telus.net