Box Score

Scheduled Game: CANADA U20

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GAME RESULTS12T
Canada FIFA U20112« FINAL
Trinity Western101

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Game Date: 3/20/2007Location: TWU, Langley, BC
Game Time: 7:00 pmAttendance: 375
Referee: Mark Buda, Asst. Referee: Chris Wattem, Joe Kenward, Alt. Official: Kevin Deliba, Scorer: Scott Stewart
Canada FIFA U20Trinity Western
Goals
Goal Scorer(s)Keegan Ayre (12) - 20:21
Tosaint ricketts (19) - 74:58
Patrick Kelly (11) - 22:02
Attack
Total Goals Scored21
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target61
Total Shots127
Corner Kicks93
Defence
Saves04
Penalties Conceded00
Discipline
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Offside24
Other Fouls1312
Canada FIFA U20
#NAMEMINGASSPP
1David Monsalve (GK)45100,0
22Zach Kalthoff (GK)45000,0
#NAMEMINY/R(C)S/SOGGoal
2Kennedy Owusu-Ansah450/00/00
3Kent O'Connor450/00/00
4Marcus Haber450/00/00
5David Edgar450/01/00
6Jon Bourgault450/01/00
7Jaime Peters450/00/00
8Cristian Nunez900/00/00
10Andrea Lombardo450/01/00
12Keegan Ayre*450/02/11
15A.J. Gray450/01/00
Substitutions
9Alex Elliott450/00/00
11Gabe Gala450/00/00
13Masumi Turnbull450/01/10
14Michael D'Agostino450/00/00
16Nana Attakora-Gyan450/00/00
17Selvin Lammie450/03/20
18Stephen Lumley450/00/00
19Tosaint ricketts*450/01/11
21Massimo Di Ioia450/01/10
22Zach Kalthoff450/00/00
Trinity Western
#NAMEMINGASSPP
20Tyler DeJong (GK)90240,4
#NAMEMINY/R(C)S/SOGGoal
5Justin Farenik900/00/00
8Adrian Kekec900/00/00
10Nick Perugini900/01/00
11Patrick Kelly*900/01/11
12Josh McCaig900/01/00
14Stefan Leslie900/02/00
15Jason Flint770/01/00
16Nathan Pogue900/00/00
19Justin Cordick900/01/00
22Goran Vitic900/00/00
Substitutions
6Brendan Campbell130/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap

The image “http://www.twu.ca/athletics/images/mens-soccer/ms-2006-07/banners/cw-pk-celebration-u20-gm.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Men’s Soccer (Spring Season)
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
TWU Spartans (1) vs. Canadian U20 National Team (2)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS BATTLE NATIONS BEST
-TWU falls 2-1 to Canada in tight contest

LANGLEY, British Columbia
– Playing with a shortened bench the Trinity Western University men’s soccer team battled hard against Canada’s U20 national team Tuesday night at TWU’s Spartan Field. On a perfect spring night for soccer the depth and quickness of the national team proved to be the difference as Canada came away with an entertaining 2-1 victory.

“All-in-all I was really happy with our play. It was a great learning experience for us against a team of that caliber,” said TWU Head Coach Al Alderson. “And the nice thing is, is that at the end of the game we had a couple of quality scoring opportunities. Which is what we wanted to do, and I was happy about that.”

The image “http://www.twu.ca/athletics/images/mens-soccer/ms-2006-07/banners/cw-farenik-u20-gm.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Canada maintained possession during the early part of the match as they moved the ball around the park looking for an advantage. The U20’s opportunity came in the 21st minutes when Keegan Ayre (Coquitlam, B.C.) took a pass from Kent O’Connor (North Vancouver, B.C.) and went in alone on the left side of the park. Behind the TWU’s back line, Ayre sent a hard shot into the lower right corner of the Spartan net.

“The beginning part of the match, you could tell the difference between the players who are playing in Europe make a living playing the game and our players. They were sharper, they played at a higher tempo and were able to posses the ball,” said Alderson. “The good thing was that we defended well and we allowed them to posses, but we didn’t let them get to spots where they could be dangerous, which was very important for us.”

The goal seemed to wake up the home side as they quickly pushed the ball into the Canadian end of the field. The Spartans were awarded a corner kick in 22nd minute. TWU’s all-Canadian midfielder Nic Perugini (Montreal) sent a nice cross into the U20’s box. After a slight deflection TWU defender Patrick Kelly (Cochrane, Alta.) was able to go high and head the ball into the back of the Canadian net to tie the match at 1-1.

The image “http://www.twu.ca/athletics/images/mens-soccer/ms-2006-07/banners/cw-nick-u20-gm.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Canada had a few more opportunities to end the half, but were unable to get a shot on net as the two squads went into the break tied at 1-1.

Canada made whole sale changes to start the second frame. With ten fresh legs on the field the U20 team quickly put pressure on TWU’s back line.

The Spartans took a little while to get things sorted out in the back line, but TWU keeper Tyler DeJong (Abbotsford, B.C.) made four saves in the first 25 minutes of the half to keep the game tied.

Then in the 75th minute Canada’s Tosaint Ricketts (Edmonton) broke the tie when he headed a cross from Gabe Gala (Brampton, Ont.) into the top right corner of the Spartans net.

“In the second half we made adjustments at half, but with their ten substitutions that made our adjustments null and void because they had different players out there,” said Alderson. “As such it took our back line and midfielders time to sort things out and it was quite dangerous for about the first ten minutes until we finally got our back line sorted out. After that we settled into the match.”

The image “http://www.twu.ca/athletics/images/mens-soccer/ms-2006-07/banners/cw-tyler-u20-gm.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.TWU looked like they were going to tie the match in the 86th minute. The Spartans Nathan Pogue (Seaside, Oregon) gained possession in the midfield and made a strong run up the right side of the park. The second year forward sent a nice square ball through Canada’s six and past Canadian keeper Zach Kalthoff (Calgary). The ball found the foot of Justin Cordick (Anmore, B.C.) who came sprinting in from the right side, but he was unable to get full contact on the ball as his shot sailed inches wide of Canada’s left post.

Next up for the Spartans is at the University of Victoria for their Spring Cup on March 24 and 25. The Spartans next home game is their annual contest with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Kickoff on Thursday, April 5 is set for 7 p.m. at TWU’s Spartan Field.

Canada is currently training at TWU as they get ready for this summers FIFA U20 World Cup Tournament. This year Canada hosts the FIFA U20 World Cup Tournament, which takes place June 30 to July 22. The tournament will be played in Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and Victoria.

Next up for the red and white is hosting Scotland’s U20 National Team on Saturday, March 24 at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.

In the FIFA tournament Group B and Group F will play in Vancouver and Victoria, countries in these pools include Scotland, Japan, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Spain, Uruguay, Jordan and Zambia. Canada, who is in Group A will play in Toronto and Edmonton.

As members of Canadian Interuniversity Sport the Spartans have won the last two Canada West Championships, while finishing second at the CIS championships this year and third in 2005.

Match Notes: Canada out shot TWU 12-7 and had the edge in corner kicks 9-3...Tyler DeJong played the full ninety for the Spartans, while David Monsalve (Brampton, Ont.) and Zach Kalthoff split the match for Canada...TWU’s Stefan Leslie (Surrey, B.C.) led the Spartans with two shots, while Selvin Lammie (Toronto) led the U20’s with three shots...Last year the Spartans, who are the only University team to match-up with the Canadian U20 team this season, battled the U20’s to a 1-1 tie on May 13...

-TW-

Play-by-Play

Play-by-Play

Canada FIFA U20 Period: 1Trinity Western
David Monsalve at goalie for CANADA.00:00
00:00Tyler DeJong at goalie for TWU.
Corner kick by CANADA Keegan Ayre.02:13
06:19Offside against TWU.
Corner kick by CANADA Keegan Ayre.09:03
Foul on CANADA.
10:03Offside against TWU.
Foul on CANADA.
Offside against CANADA.13:21
Corner kick by CANADA Jaime Peters.16:03
Foul on CANADA.
Foul on CANADA.
GOAL by CANADA Keegan Ayre (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Kent O'Connor.20:21
*LS into LRC
21:17Corner kick by TWU Nick Perugini.
22:02Header GOAL by TWU Patrick Kelly, Assist by Nick Perugini.
*cr farP TLC
Foul on TWU.
Foul on TWU.
Corner kick by CANADA Keegan Ayre.25:51
Header Shot by CANADA Andrea Lombardo WIDE.26:22
Foul on TWU.
Corner kick by CANADA Keegan Ayre.30:13
Corner kick by CANADA Keegan Ayre.30:49
Shot by CANADA A.J. Gray HIGH.31:27
33:10Shot by TWU Stefan Leslie WIDE.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on TWU.
36:59Offside against TWU.
Foul on TWU.
Corner kick by CANADA Keegan Ayre.38:00
Shot by CANADA David Edgar HIGH.38:25
Shot by CANADA Keegan Ayre BLOCKED.40:40
Corner kick by CANADA Keegan Ayre.40:48
Foul on CANADA.
Shot by CANADA Jon Bourgault WIDE.45:00
-END-45:00-END-
Canada FIFA U20 Period: 2Trinity Western
45:00
For CANADA: #19 Tosaint ricketts, #17 Selvin Lammie, #8 Cristian Nunez, #14 Michael D'Agostino, #11 Gabe Gala, #21 Massimo Di Ioia, #9 Alex Elliott, #16 Nana Attakora-Gyan, #13 Masumi Turnbull, #22 Zach Kalthoff, #18 Stephen Lumley.
Shot by CANADA Selvin Lammie, SAVE Tyler DeJong.45:25
Zach Kalthoff at goalie for CANADA.45:00
Foul on CANADA.
Foul on TWU.
Shot by CANADA Selvin Lammie WIDE.57:10
58:24Shot by TWU Stefan Leslie WIDE.
Foul on CANADA.
Foul on CANADA.
Corner kick by TWU Nick Perugini.
Header Shot by CANADA Selvin Lammie, SAVE Tyler DeJong.63:51
Shot by CANADA Masumi Turnbull, SAVE Tyler DeJong.64:31
Foul on TWU.
Foul on TWU.
Offside against CANADA.66:10
Corner kick by CANADA Massimo Di Ioia.67:24
Foul on CANADA.
Foul on CANADA.
Foul on CANADA.
69:54Shot by TWU Jason Flint WIDE.
Shot by CANADA Massimo Di Ioia, SAVE Tyler DeJong.70:48
Foul on TWU.
Header GOAL by CANADA Tosaint ricketts, Assist by Gabe Gala.74:58
*crs frm ls RC
Foul on TWU.
TWU substitution: Brendan Campbell for Jason Flint.
80:18Corner kick by TWU Nick Perugini.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on CANADA.
84:12Shot by TWU Nick Perugini HIGH.
85:06Shot by TWU Justin Cordick WIDE.
85:31Offside against TWU.
Foul on CANADA.
89:13Shot by TWU Josh McCaig WIDE.
-END-90:00-END-

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