Box Score



Vancouver Whitecaps123« FINAL
Trinity Western000


Game Date: 4/2/2008Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 7:05 pmAttendance: 2276
Referee: Phil Barrington, Asst. Referee: Martin Reid, Alan Rusch, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
Vancouver WhitecapsTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Alfredo Valente (9) - 37:53
Eduardo Sebrango (16) - 49:53
Alfredo Valente (9) - 68:31
Total Goals Scored30
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target72
Total Shots156
Corner Kicks83
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards12
Other Fouls117
Vancouver Whitecaps
1Jay Nolly (GK)90021,1
2Jeff Clarke900/02/00
9Alfredo Valente*790/05/32
11Nicholas Addlery700/01/10
16Eduardo Sebrango*560/02/21
4Adrian Cann900/00/00
8Steve Kindel901/01/00
15Omar Jarun790/01/00
22Takashi Hirano900/00/00
24Lyle Martin900/02/10
28Diaz Kambere650/00/00
3Nick Webb200/01/00
6Luca Bellisomo110/00/00
13Mason Webb110/00/00
26Jason Jordan340/00/00
27Stefan Leslie250/00/00
Trinity Western
1Andrew Fink (GK)90341,3
3Nathan Square-Briggs900/00/00
7Mustafa Demirci900/01/00
22Goran Vitic790/00/00
8Adrian Kekec900/01/10
16Nathan Pogue401/00/00
23David Rowse620/02/10
2Jake Jorgensen900/00/00
6Brendan Campbell900/01/00
17Brayden Volkenant900/00/00
18Paul Hamilton900/01/00
4Josh Weinberger110/00/00
12Jordan Hart230/00/00
13Colby Sawatzky501/00/00
25Daniel Lowen50/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap

Men's Soccer (Exhibition)
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
TWU Spartans (0) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (3)



LANGLEY, British Columbia - The Vancouver Whitecaps FC looked to be in regular season form as they won their final exhibition match before they begin regular season play by defeating the Trinity Western University Spartans 3-0 in front of more than 2275 fans at Spartan Field on TWU's Langley, B.C. campus. Whitecaps FC midfielder Alfredo Valente (Vancouver) was around the Spartans goal all night, finishing with a goal and an assist in the victory.

There was a good pace to the first half, but it didn't yield many chances early. Third year forward David Rowse (St. Albert, Alta.) had an opportunity in the seventh minute off a cross from Adrian Kekec (Burnaby, B.C.), but Vancouver keeper Jay Nolly (Littleton, CO) was there for the save. In the 20th the Whitecaps had their first chance as a Jeff Clarke (Coquitlam, B.C.) cross found Lyle Martin (Bakersfield, CA) but his header glanced off the right post and out. Spartan keeper Andrew Fink (Burnaby, B.C.), a Canada West First team all-star in 2007, made his first save in the 28th minute off a Eduardo Sebrango (Sancti Spiritus, Cuba) header. TWU had a golden opportunity in the 33rd minute as a Kekec corner kick from the right corner found Brendan Campbell (Surrey, B.C.) on the far side, but his shot was kept out by defender Adrian Cann (Thornhill, Ont.).

Whitecaps FC opened the scoring in the 38th minute on another long cross by Clarke. This one from the right side got all the way across the box where it was headed into the back of the net by midfielder Alfredo Valente (Vancouver, B.C.). Valente almost netted his second goal just before halftime but his shot just missed the far post, and the score remained 1-0 Whitecaps FC at the half.

Vancouver struck again early in the second half, as in the 50th minute Nicholas Adderly's shot off a Lyle Martin corner kick was saved by Fink, but the rebound went off Spartan defender Paul Hamilton (Calgary) then off the post, and back out. The ball came right to Sebrango who knocked it home to give Vancouver a 2-0 lead. Rowse had another great chance for moments later to get the Spartans on the board, but his shot just missed the net wide right.

A foul in the 64th minute on TWU midfielder Nathan Square-Briggs (Richmond, B.C.) gave Vancouver a free kick from 25 yards out. Valente rifled a shot to the high right corner that a diving Fink just got a fingertip on, deflecting it off the crossbar and out. Minutes later Valente threatened again, setting up a goal with a pass down the left side of the box to Steve Kindel (Burnaby, B.C.) who fired one in to make it 3-0 Whitecaps FC.

Vancouver continued to pressure as in the 74th minute Whitecaps FC midfielder Nick Webb (Bellingham, Wash.) won a battle for the ball at the top of the box, crossed to his right and let loose with a shot that just missed the near post. The Spartans had one last chance for a goal in the 90th minute as a handball by Vancouver defender Takashi Hirano (Shimizu, Japan) just outside the box gave TWU a free kick straight on from 20 yards out. Kekec fired a rocket on goal over the Whitecaps FC defenders but Nolly was there for the save, and Vancouver held on for the 3-0 win.

Vancouver outshot Trinity Western 15-6, and had seven shots on goal to the Spartans two. This was the Whitecaps final exhibition match before they open the USL First Division season at home against the Montreal Impact on Saturday, April 12th at 7 p.m. at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, B.C. Next up for the Spartans is an exhibition match just across the border against Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 7 p.m.




Vancouver Whitecaps Period: 1Trinity Western
Jay Nolly at goalie for CAPS-FC.00:00
00:00Andrew Fink at goalie for TWU.
Foul on CAPS-FC.
Foul on TWU.
03:02Offside against TWU.
06:28Header Shot by TWU David Rowse, SAVE Jay Nolly.
Foul on TWU.
17:09Offside against TWU.
Corner kick by CAPS-FC Jeff Clarke.18:32
Header Shot by CAPS-FC Lyle Martin HIT POST.19:10
Foul on CAPS-FC.
Foul on TWU.
Header Shot by CAPS-FC Eduardo Sebrango, SAVE Andrew Fink.28:18
Foul on CAPS-FC.
31:59Yellow card on TWU Nathan Pogue.
Yellow card on CAPS-FC Steve Kindel.32:06
32:45Corner kick by TWU Adrian Kekec.
33:16Header Shot by TWU Brendan Campbell BLOCKED.
Foul on CAPS-FC.
GOAL by CAPS-FC Alfredo Valente (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Jeff Clarke.37:53
*Header off bar and down just over line
Corner kick by CAPS-FC Jeff Clarke.38:55
39:51TWU substitution: Colby Sawatzky for Nathan Pogue.
Foul on CAPS-FC.
Shot by CAPS-FC Alfredo Valente WIDE.43:26
45:00Yellow card on TWU Colby Sawatzky.
Vancouver Whitecaps Period: 2Trinity Western
Foul on CAPS-FC.
Corner kick by CAPS-FC Takashi Hirano.47:19
Foul on TWU.
Shot by CAPS-FC Nicholas Addlery, SAVE Andrew Fink.49:36
GOAL by CAPS-FC Eduardo Sebrango, Assist by Nicholas Addlery.49:53
53:27Corner kick by TWU Adrian Kekec.
Shot by CAPS-FC Lyle Martin, SAVE Andrew Fink.55:20
55:53Shot by TWU David Rowse HIGH.
CAPS-FC substitution: Jason Jordan for Eduardo Sebrango.56:00
Corner kick by CAPS-FC Alfredo Valente.57:19
Shot by CAPS-FC Jeff Clarke BLOCKED.57:54
Corner kick by CAPS-FC Alfredo Valente.58:10
58:59Corner kick by TWU Adrian Kekec.
59:29Header Shot by TWU Paul Hamilton HIGH.
Foul on CAPS-FC.
61:29Shot by TWU Mustafa Demirci WIDE.
61:46TWU substitution: Jordan Hart for David Rowse.
Foul on TWU.
Shot by CAPS-FC Alfredo Valente, SAVE Andrew Fink.63:53
Corner kick by CAPS-FC Jeff Clarke.64:04
Shot by CAPS-FC Alfredo Valente BLOCKED.64:35
CAPS-FC substitution: Stefan Leslie for Diaz Kambere.64:46
Shot by CAPS-FC Steve Kindel HIGH.65:50
GOAL by CAPS-FC Alfredo Valente, Assist by Steve Kindel.68:31
*sharpe angle on leftside
Corner kick by CAPS-FC Alfredo Valente.69:21
Shot by CAPS-FC Omar Jarun WIDE.69:45
CAPS-FC substitution: Nick Webb for Nicholas Addlery.70:18
Shot by CAPS-FC Nick Webb WIDE.72:54
Corner kick by CAPS-FC Alfredo Valente.74:14
Foul on CAPS-FC.
78:51TWU substitution: Josh Weinberger for Goran Vitic.
CAPS-FC substitution: Mason Webb for Alfredo Valente.78:51
CAPS-FC substitution: Luca Bellisomo for Omar Jarun.78:51
Shot by CAPS-FC Jeff Clarke HIGH.80:03
Foul on TWU.
Foul on CAPS-FC.
Foul on CAPS-FC.
84:52TWU substitution: Daniel Lowen for Jordan Hart.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on CAPS-FC.
89:39Shot by TWU Adrian Kekec, SAVE Jay Nolly.

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