This week finds a number of University of Victoria Vikes on the road, including the soccer, rowing, basketball and field hockey squads.
Here at home, the men’s and women’s golf teams and the men’s and women’s rugby teams compete this week, with the Vikes golfers at Cordova Bay Golf Course Oct. 19 and 20 for the Vikes Shootout event.
On the rugby turf, the UVic men’s rugby team plays Friday, Oct. 16, welcoming cross-town rivals the James Bay Athletics Association. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. at Centennial Stadium.
On the women’s side, the Vikes rugby team plays Sunday, Oct. 18, hosting the University of Alberta at 11:30 a.m. at Wallace Field.
The Castaway Wanderers 1st and Premier teams both play at Windsor Park this Saturday, Oct. 17.
Head to the park for 1 p.m. when the 1st team takes to the pitch against Port Alberni, followed by the Premiers at 2:45 p.m. taking on Westshore Velox.
The Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s volleyball teams each play two games this weekend against Vancouver Island University. The athletes take to the court at PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at Camosun’s Interurban Campus) Friday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. for women’s games and 8 p.m. for men’s games.
On Saturday, Oct. 17 the local squads travel to VIU with the women playing at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m.
It’s a big week for high school field hockey, playing at the UVic fields.
On Monday, Oct. 19 in the competitive division, Oak Bay faces Reynolds and Glenlyon Norfolk School plays Mt. Douglas at 3:30 p.m. while St. Michaels University School plays Lambrick Park at 4:30 p.m.
In the developmental division, SMUS battles GNS at 4:30 p.m. while Oak Bay faces Reynolds secondary.
In developmental play on Wednesday, Oct. 21, GNS plays Reynolds and SMUS plays Oak Bay, both at 3:30 p.m. SMUS’ competitive squad will take on GNS at 4:30 p.m. while Oak Bay faces Mt. Doug, also at UVic.
Senior boys’ soccer continues strong Tuesday, Oct. 20, with a number of games on the schedule.
SMUS hosts Reynolds at 3:45 p.m. while Oak Bay hosts Claremont for a 3:30 p.m. start. SMUS B also visits hosts Mt. Douglas at 3:30 p.m.
Oak Bay runners will join the region’s cross country runners this week with a Tuesday, Oct. 20 meet at Beaver Lake.
Events start at 3:30 p.m. for the younger runners, with the final event of the day for the senior boys beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Senior boys’ volleyball continues Wednesday, Oct. 21 when Oak Bay High hosts Saanich’s Lambrick Park, along with Peninsula teams from Stelly’s and Parklands secondary schools. All matches start at 6 p.m.
Colin Gall is a local athlete, sports fan and Grade 11 student at Mt. Douglas secondary. Send your coming sports events to firstname.lastname@example.org