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Men's Soccer (Pre-season Non-conference)
Monday, August 30, 2004
TWU Spartans (2) vs. the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (0)

Spartans Unbeaten in Four

Toronto, ON - Trinity Western men's soccer scored twice in the second half to defeat Ontario soccer powerhouse, the University of Toronto, 2-0 on Monday, and thanks to another outstanding performance by the Spartans' signature defense, the men recorded their first shutout of the season.

TWU came out strong in the first half and created several scoring chances-including a shot by Justin Cordick (2nd yr, midfield, Anmore, BC) that rang off the post-but the Spartans and Varsity Blues remained tied 0-0 at the half.

The Blues' best scoring chance came in the fifth minute, but Spartan keeper Jacob Hanson (4th yr, Powell River, BC) robbed the home team with a great leaping save, tipping the ball over the crossbar and out of harm's way.

The Spartans' consistent pressure on Toronto's defense would pay off in the 60th minute when forward Jason Flint's (2nd yr, Abbotsford, BC) shot from about 25 yards out was redirected by Lee Sullivan (1st yr, forward, Juneau, AK) for the 1-0 lead.

A 1-0 lead can be precarious in soccer, especially in a contest between two quality opponents, and the TWU men got their insurance goal in the 85th minute to seal their third consecutive win. Hanson notched a rare assist with a well-placed clearance up the field to midfielder Todd Dutka (4th yr, Edmonton, AB), who won the challenge with the defender and slotted the ball in the bottom left corner.

Looking to repeat last season's successful 7-0-1 preseason, Trinity Western University's men's soccer team is already 3-0-1 after two games in Oregon and two games into a six-game swing through eastern Canada. Their next opponent is Queen's University on September 1. Game time is 5:00pm.

Game Notes: TWU had 18 shots on goal to Toronto's 7...but were even in corner kicks 5-5...Jacob Hanson recorded his first shutout of the season and had 3 saves...Toronto's Matt Willis had 4 saves in the first half, and Robert Bucciarelli stopped 6 in the second...the Spartans were once again playing mix and match in the back line, but Chris Trauter (1st yr, midfield, Langley, BC), Lee Ellis (4th yr, defender, Edmonton, AB), Brian Scrivens (5th yr, forward, Langley, BC) and Josh Coleman (4th yr, defender, Abbotsford, BC) were more than up to the task...

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