Abbotsford (DanKinvig) – The University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer team ran its preseason win streak to four games, defeating the Simon Fraser Clan 2-0 in Burnaby on Monday evening.

The Cascades got goals from a pair of rookies, Jenna Mele and Alanna Sydenham, and third-year keeper Joven Sandhu posted the clean sheet.

After opening their exhibition schedule with a loss at NCAA Div. I Eastern Washington, the Cascades have chalked up wins over the Idaho Vandals, Northwest University Eagles, Western Washington Vikings, and now the Clan.  

They have two games remaining on their preseason slate: Thursday at home vs. the Concordia (Oregon) Cavaliers (8 p.m., MRC Sports Complex), and Saturday, Aug. 31 on the road vs. the Seattle Pacific Falcons (7 p.m.).

“The girls played really well – it’s a good group,” said Cascades head coach Rob Giesbrecht, noting that 24 UFV players saw the field and each played at least 20 minutes.

Mele opened the scoring in the first half, stepping up from her right back position to curl a shot from 30 yards inside the far post. Sydenham made it 2-0 in the second half, heading home Claudia Daboin’s corner at the back post.

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