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Game Date: 10/14/2006Location: Vancouver, BC
Game Time: 2:00 pmAttendance: 250
Trinity WesternBritish Columbia
Goals
Goal Scorer(s)TEAM (TM) - 32:00
Nick Perugini (10) - 38:00
Nick Poole (12) - 37:00
Michael Elliot (16) - 15:00
Ben Hunt (19) - 45:00
Attack
Total Goals Scored23
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target96
Total Shots1713
Corner Kicks84
Defence
Saves38
Penalties Conceded00
Discipline
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Offside12
Other Fouls00
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Saturday, October 14, 2006
TWU Spartans (2) at the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (3)

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VANCOUVER
– Ben Hunt’s (Vancouver) first CIS goal was also the biggest of the season for the UBC men’s soccer team, as the substitute’s injury-time strike lifted the Thunderbirds to a key 3-2 win over crosstown rival Trinity Western Saturday at Thunderbird Stadium.

“We played a very well today, we were able to move the ball around and we were able to create a number of chances,” said TWU Head Coach Al Alderson. “In the second half we had a couple of breakdowns in our team defense. As a result UBC had some quality chances that they were able to capitalize on.”

The win vaults fifth-ranked UBC (5-1-3, 18 points) into second place in the conference with five games remaining, two points up on both Calgary and Trinity Western, who have equal 5-3-1 records. Alberta (6-0-3) leads the pack with 21 points, and first-place and the right to host the Canada West final four could come down to a meeting between the Thunderbirds and Golden Bears Oct. 21 in Edmonton.

Tied at 2-2 in the 92nd minute, UBC took a quick throw in the attacking end to Luke Sandilands (Vancouver), who passed to Steve Frazao (Vancouver) in the box. Frazao’s first touch wasn’t a great one, but he was able to lunge and poke the ball to Hunt on the left side, who had all sorts of time and slotted it low right to beat Adam Alvaro (North Vancouver).

It was a wild finish to a game that didn’t start with much excitement. The first 30 minutes produced very little in terms of offence but that changed quickly. Trinity Western opened the scoring on an own goal in minute 32, when a hard Adrian Kekec (Burnaby) shot was partially stopped near the goal line by Serge Djekanovic (Vancouver), then deflected in on an attempted clearance by a UBC defender.

The T-Birds responded in the 37th on a perfectly-placed long cross by Frazao and an equally accurate looping header from Nick Poole (Mission). The home side’s celebration would last less than a minute, however, as the dangerous Nick Perugini (Montreal, Que.) found himself with all kinds of room and picked out the top left corner with an arrow from 25 yards out. “Nick’s goal was absolutely beautiful,” said Alderson. “It was one of the hardest shots that I have ever seen.”

Fifteen minutes into the second frame, Sandilands made a charge down the left wing, then fed the ball to the top of the box where a charging Michael Elliot (Vancouver) one-timed a hard, low shot to equalize.

Both teams had chances to win after that. The Spartans applied pressure in the 72nd minute, as substitute Justin Cordick (Anmore) rolled one past the left post, then seconds later set up Kekec, who fired a rocket that Djekanovic did well to save and hold on to.

Frazao curled one just over the bar from 20 yards out in the 79th, then barely missed on a free kick from 30 yards. Sandilands found himself with some space on the right side in the dying minutes of regulation but fired wide from about 12 yards.

Earlier this season, the T-Birds downed the Spartans 1-0 in Langley.

UBC now plays host to the struggling Fraser Valley Cascades on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Wolfson Field, while the Spartans travel to the Island to face the Vikes. Game time in Victoria is at 2:15 p.m.

Match Notes: TWU had the edge in total shots 17 to 13 and corner kicks eight to four...The lifetime series now sits at 5-4-4 for UBC...

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