Box Score

Scheduled Game: FRASER VALLEY


UCFV Cascades101
TWU Spartans112« FINAL


Game Date: 8/28/2001Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: Attendance: 0
UCFV CascadesTWU Spartans
Goal Scorer(s)TEAM (TM) - 1:30
Sean Crocker (8) - 5:00
Mike Barney (16) - 50:00
Total Goals Scored02
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target00
Total Shots00
Corner Kicks00
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls00
UCFV Cascades
TWU Spartans

Game Recap

Game Recap

Men's Soccer (Exhibition)
Tuesday, August 28, 2001
TWU Spartans (2) vs. the Univ. College of the Fraser Valley Cascades (1)

Spartans Use Their Head in Victory

Langley, British Columbia - Two headers and some solid ball control helped the Trinity Western University men's soccer team gain a 2-1 victory over the visiting University College of the Fraser Valley Cascades Tuesday night.

But the match did not start out as planned for the Spartans, as the Cascades opened the scoring in the second minute of play (1:30 minute) off of a direct kick by midfielder Aaron Willms.

Trinity Western's Sean Crocker (2nd yr, midfielder, Abbotsford, BC) responded quickly to tie the match up at the 5-minute mark. Crocker made an excellent play as he took a cross from teammate Jeremiah Strickland (4th yr, Defender, Buffalo, NY) and headed it into the top right side of the Cascade net.

"Sean moved himself up from the midfield and put himself into a great spot to be able to finish the goal," said TWU head coach Al Alderson.

The Spartans never gave the Cascades another opportunity to score as Trinity Western controlled the ball at both ends of the field for the remainder of the match. Their ability to maintain possession allowed the Spartans to keep the Cascades from mounting any kind off attack, while simultaneously being able to create numerous scoring opportunities at the other end of the field.

"It took us a long time to get into the flow of the game tonight," said Alderson. "But as the game progressed we started to move the ball effectively which allowed us to have great quality chances."

The Spartans strong play was rewarded at the 50-minute mark with the game winning goal by defender Mike Barney (1st yr, defender, Maple Ridge, BC). Barney took a corner kick from Sean Crocker and headed the ball past the outstretched hands of the Cascade keeper.

"Mike Barney is one of our warrior players," said Alderson. "He is a threat out there because he will always challenge hard."

Trinity Western continued to press the Cascades and played almost the entire second half of the match in the Fraser Valley end of the field. The Spartans' efforts were rewarded with 2 goal posts, a cross bar and several near misses, but no goals. In the end TWU only needed the two counters as they continue to develop in preparation for their inaugural season in the CIAU.

The win moved the Spartans record to 1-1 in preseason exhibition play.

Next home game for the Spartans is against Langara College on Wednesday, September 5 at Trinity Western University. Game time is set for 8:00 PM.





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