Vikes have busy week

A look at what's coming up in Oak Bay sports this week

The University of Victoria Vikes men’s soccer team plays tonight (Friday, Sept. 25) going head to head with  the University of British Columbia Okanagan team at 7:15 p.m. at Centennial Stadium. On Saturday, the men return to their home turf to take on Thompson Rivers at 7:15 p.m..

Looking ahead, UVic’s women’s soccer team returns from this weekend’s Mainland games to take on the University of Saskatchewan on Friday, Oct. 2  at 5 p.m. at Centennial Stadium.

The UVic  women’s rugby team hosts Lethbridge Saturday, Sept. 25 at Wallace Field at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 27 they host the University of Calgary at Wallace field, with kick-off at 11:30 a.m. The men’s team is on the road Saturday, Sept.26 as they challenge Westshore Velox in at their pitch, 1737 Island Highway, behind the Westshore Rec Centre.

UVic’s men’s field hockey team has its home opener Sunday, Sept. 27, taking on Surrey. The game starts at 12:30 p.m. on the UVic Field Hockey Turf.

The Victoria Cougars start their weekend on the road playing the Saanich Braves on Friday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes Rec Centre. With no games Saturday, the energized Cougars host the Campbell River Storm Sunday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. at Archie Browning Rec Centre. Come Thursday, Oct. 1, Victoria travels to Nanaimo to take on the Buccaneers at 7:15 p.m.

The Castaway Wanderers women host Cowichan this Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at Windsor Park. Come cheer the women on in their home opener! Later on Saturday, the Wanderers’ men’s first and premier teams hosts rivals James Bay beginning at 1 p.m. at Windsor Park.

As high school sports get underway, Oak Bay High’s senior boys’ field hockey plays against GNS Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 3:30 at UVic.

On the volleyball court, Oak Bay senior boys travel to Pacific Christian School, where the team will also face Royal Bay and Lambrick. Games start at 6 p.m.

On the girls’ side, Oak Bay travels to Lambrick Park Secondary, Tuesday, Sept. 29 for a 7 p.m. start against the hosts and Belmont Secondary.

In soccer, the schedule was still being finalized, but Royal Bay was scheduled to host Oak Bay in Tier 1 play Tuesday, Sept. 29. Kick-off is at 3:45 p.m. Check www.lowerislandschoolsports.ca to confirm details.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Mt. Doug Secondary student. Send your sports events to jocktalk@telus.net.

 

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