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Scheduled Game: @Calgary*


Trinity Western000
Calgary101« FINAL


Game Date: 10/22/2006Location: Calgary, AB
Game Time: 2:15 pmAttendance: 150
Referee: D. Fischer, Asst. Referee: M. Elgie, L. Greenway, Alt. Official: F. Dyer, Scorer: V. Diot
Trinity WesternCalgary
Goal Scorer(s)Matthew Deeprose (8) - 16:00
Total Goals Scored01
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target53
Total Shots205
Corner Kicks33
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards21
Other Fouls00
Trinity Western

Game Recap

Game Recap

Men’s Soccer (Canada West)
Sunday, October 22, 2006
TWU Spartans (0) at the University of Calgary Dinos (1)



– Matt Deeprose’s first-half goal proved to be enough Sunday as the University of Calgary Dinos closed out their home schedule by upending the No. 10-ranked Trinity Western Spartans 1-0 at the West Varsity Soccer Pitch.

“Yesterday we were sharp all over the field, but today we looked like we were running in quick sand. We had more of the opportunities, but Calgary defended well,” said TWU Head Coach Al Alderson. “We definitely did not play with the heart and passion that we need to in order to beat a Calgary team that was battling for a playoff spot.”

The win, which virtually guarantees the Dinos a playoff spot, was Calgary’s second in as many tries over the Spartans this season. The Dinos defeated TWU 1-0 September 16 in Langley.

Deeprose (4th, Calgary) scored on Calgary’s only shot of the first half when he walked around a Spartans defender and slipped a shot low on the short side past goalkeeper Tyler De Jong (2nd, Abbotsford, BC). Carlos Cruz (4th, Calgary) drew the lone assist on the goal. “We had defensive mistake and they capitalized on it,” said Alderson.

From there, Calgary lapsed into a defensive shell while the Spartans pressed for the equalizer through the following 74 minutes. Trinity Western sent 20 shots toward Calgary goalkeeper J.P. Crescenzi (1st, Calgary), who made five big saves to notch his fifth shutout of the season. Though the Spartans had several opportunities to tie the match, they were unable to capitalize.

The Spartans’ best chances came early in the second half, when four golden opportunities were missed in the span of just over ten minutes. In the 54th minute, Stefan Leslie (1st, Surrey, BC) set up Josh McCaig (5th, Mission, BC) who was wide open in front, but McCaig misfired on the shot, sending it high over the crossbar. The crossbar came into play again only minutes later as Adrian Kekec (3rd, Burnaby. BC) wired the ball toward the goal, but it struck the iron and bounced into the waiting arms of Crescenzi.

Adam Onulov (5th, Calgary), playing in his final home game as a Dino, made a clutch save on Jason Flint (4th, Abbotsford, BC) who had Crescenzi beat in the 66th minute.

Calgary rebounded to press Trinity Western through the last ten minutes, earning one of only three Dinos corner kicks on the day in the 87th minute. In the scramble that ensued after the corner, Spartan midfielder Nick Perugini (4th, Montreal) was involved in a collision with a Calgary forward and collapsed onto the field. The game was delayed nearly 20 minutes as Perugini was taken to hospital by ambulance. His condition is unknown.

The Spartans now head home to close out the season against the University of Saskatchewan on Friday and the University of Alberta on Saturday. Both matches are scheduled for a 7:15 p.m. kick-off.

The Dinos head to the West Coast next weekend to close out the regular season with visits to UBC and Victoria.

The Canada West Championship tournament follows a week later. With the loss the Spartans were still able to clinch a playoff spot as 5th place Victoria trials TWU by seven points with two games remaining. TWU could still finish as high as first place, but will be no worse then fourth place heading into the Canada West playoffs.




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