VIU overpowering in friendly

The Vancouver Island University Mariners showcased a powerful offence in their first pre-season action, a 4-0 win.

VIU Mariners player Emily Nicholson

VIU Mariners player Emily Nicholson

The Vancouver Island University Mariners showcased a powerful offence their first pre-season action – all centred around one player.

Veteran Jolene Nagy scored four second-half goals Monday in a 4-0 win over Peninsula College at Mariner Field.

“Not very often you see a player score four goals in a soccer game but Jolene has that ability and we expect her to be a big impact player for us this year,” said Anup Kang, VIU coach, in a press release.

Jessica Burma, Jessie Weninger, Caity Genereaux and Emily Nicholson also played strong games.

Next pre-season action for the M’s women is Sunday (Aug. 28) on the road against the University of Victoria.

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