Box Score

Scheduled Game: CALGARY*


Trinity Western011


Game Date: 9/18/2009Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 7:00 pmAttendance: 474
Referee: Joey Kenward, Asst. Referee: Noel Estacio, Lucas Blanche, Alt. Official: Adam Bausenhaus, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
CalgaryTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)David Benavides (17) - 68:56
Nathan Pogue (16) - 85:17
Total Goals Scored11
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target32
Total Shots117
Corner Kicks53
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards22
Other Fouls1119
1J.P. Crescenzi (GK)90111,0
2David Bird900/04/00
8Joe Long900/00/00
13Devin Delany900/01/10
21Brian Delaney900/01/00
10Jeremy Jenkyns450/00/00
12Ben Cole450/02/00
3Matt Reid900/01/10
6Dustin Ruddell901/00/00
11Ilya Zelinskiy900/00/00
16Jeff Marsden900/01/00
9Scott McCorkill200/00/00
14Tanmeet Singh371/00/00
17David Benavides*250/01/11
20Fernando Di Capua80/00/00
Trinity Western
29Andrew Kowan (GK)90120,2
4Jordan Whitehead900/00/00
10Ioannis Tsoulouhas601/00/00
13Brayden Volkenant900/00/00
25Jason Wiens670/01/00
14Shawn Parkes450/00/00
16Nathan Pogue*750/04/21
2Jake Jorgensen901/00/00
5Rhys Volkenant900/00/00
6Liam McAllister600/02/00
18Paul Hamilton900/00/00
3Nathan Square-Briggs290/00/00
8Cardin Davis360/00/00
9Garrett Traversy450/00/00
19Daniel Lowen170/00/00
23David Rowse160/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




LANGLEY, British Columbia
– The Trinity Western University men’s soccer team needed a goal from forward Nathan Pogue (Seaside, Ore.) in the 86th minute to keep the visiting University of Calgary Dinos from upsetting the No. 3 ranked Spartans in their Canada West home opener Friday night at TWU’s Langley B.C. campus. The draw keeps TWU undefeated at 1-0-2, while Calgary moves to 1-1-1.

“For two thirds of the field we were a pretty good team, our back through our midfield. But not everything rests with the forwards, but we were not good enough to break that team down going through the final third to score a goal,” said TWU head coach Pat Rohla. “When we started doing it in the final ten minutes we could get behind them and we were dangerous and caused some panic. It was good in that we kept a lot of possession, but possession does not score goals. You have to have people with an appetite who crave the ball and want to get forward and get in the back yard of the other team and play a bit.”

The Dinos had taken a one goal lead in the 69th minute when Calgary forward David Benavides (West Vancouver, B.C.), who was just outside the top of the Spartans box, got a pass from defender Matt Reid (Calgary), who had gotten the ball after a TWU miscue. Benavides hammered the ball high at the TWU net, and unlike the other shots from the Dinos – which were often off target, Benavides’ shot went over the outstretched hand of TWU keeper Andrew Kowan (Richmond, B.C ) hit the cross bar and ricocheted down into the back of the Spartans net.

The first half had the Spartans with a slight edge in shots at five to four, but neither team was able to get any quality chances to truly test the opponent’s keepers.

As the second half progressed the Dinos began to control the play, which resulted in Calgary having a seven to two shot advantage in the final 45 minutes. Calgary gradually gained momentum and were eventually rewarded with Benavides’ goal.

The goal woke up the Spartans. From the 70th minute on the Spartans attack became more deliberate. Rather than move the ball around the outside of the Dino players, TWU made a more direct attack firing balls over the top and through the middle towards the back line of the Calgary defenders.

The Spartans were finally able to break through in the 86th minute. Pogue was sent up the middle on a through ball from midfielder Jason Wiens (Coaldale, Alta.). Pogue split the Calgary defenders to go in on the Dino’s J.P. Crescenzi (Calgary). Pogue hit a clean shot into the lower left corner of the Dino’s net to tie the match at 1-1.

Over the final minutes both teams looked for opportunities to get the winner, but were left unrewarded as the match finished in a 1-1 draw.

“We have to be better at not giving balls away cheaply and that takes a little bit of confidence and some composure. It is us, it is not the other teams right now. When we learn that and when we have an appetite to get forward I think that this team can play with anybody but we don’t believe it yet,” added Rohla.

Kowan made two saves for TWU, while Crescenzi made one save for Calgary.

The Spartans will now take on the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at TWU, while the Dinos will travel west to take on the UBC Thunderbirds, who defeated the Pronghorns 1-0 tonight at Point Grey.

Match Notes: Nearly 500 fans were on hand to watch TWU in their home opener…Calgary outshot TWU 11-7 and had a five to three edge in corner kicks… TWU Jordan Whitehead and Calgary’s Joe Long were named their respective teams Player’s of the Game…Pogue’s goal gives him 28 in his career and puts him one shy of the Spartans record of 29 which is held by TWU alum Adrian Kekec (’09)…TWU’s Wiens has earned a point in each of the Spartans first three matches…




Calgary Period: 1Trinity Western
J.P. Crescenzi at goalie for Calgary.00:00
00:00Andrew Kowan at goalie for Trinity Western.
Foul on Calgary.
03:04Shot by TWU Jason Wiens HIGH.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Header Shot by CALGARY Ben Cole WIDE.12:30
Foul on Trinity Western.
15:48Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
18:01Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Calgary.
Shot by CALGARY Ben Cole WIDE.19:14
19:58Shot by TWU Liam McAllister BLOCKED.
21:02Shot by TWU Nathan Pogue BLOCKED.
Foul on Calgary.
Foul on Calgary.
Yellow card on CALGARY Dustin Ruddell.25:32
late tacklelate tackle
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by CALGARY David Bird HIGH.28:06
29:13Yellow card on TWU Ioannis Tsoulouhas.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Calgary.
Foul on Calgary.
38:32Header Shot by TWU Nathan Pogue, SAVE J.P. Crescenzi.
Foul on Calgary.
39:51Shot by TWU Liam McAllister BLOCKED.
Shot by CALGARY David Bird HIGH.41:15
Foul on Trinity Western.
Calgary Period: 2Trinity Western
CALGARY substitution: Tanmeet Singh for Ben Cole.45:00
CALGARY substitution: Scott McCorkill for Jeremy Jenkyns.45:00
45:00TWU substitution: Garrett Traversy for Shawn Parkes.
45:00TWU substitution: Nathan Square-Briggs for Nathan Pogue.
Header Shot by CALGARY Jeff Marsden WIDE.46:59
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Calgary.
Shot by CALGARY David Bird HIGH.51:43
Foul on Trinity Western.
Offside against Calgary.53:08
Foul on Trinity Western.
53:53TWU substitution: Cardin Davis for Jason Wiens.
Foul on Trinity Western.
56:28Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by CALGARY Brian Delaney HIGH.58:42
Offside against Calgary.59:13
Foul on Trinity Western.
59:49TWU substitution: Daniel Lowen for Ioannis Tsoulouhas.
59:49TWU substitution: Nathan Pogue for Liam McAllister.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by CALGARY Devin Delany, SAVE Andrew Kowan.64:34
CALGARY substitution: David Benavides for Scott McCorkill.65:07
Foul on Trinity Western.
GOAL by CALGARY David Benavides (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Matt Reid, goal number 1 for season.68:56
*sht tp bx off tlcbar, down and in
Shot by CALGARY David Bird HIGH.70:36
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
73:38TWU substitution: David Rowse for Nathan Square-Briggs.
76:17Yellow card on TWU Jake Jorgensen.
76:34TWU substitution: Jason Wiens for Daniel Lowen.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by CALGARY Matt Reid, SAVE Andrew Kowan.78:56
Offside against Calgary.80:14
Yellow card on CALGARY Tanmeet Singh.80:35
Foul on Calgary.
CALGARY substitution: Fernando Di Capua for Tanmeet Singh.82:00
82:59Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Calgary.
85:17GOAL by TWU Nathan Pogue, Assist by Jason Wiens, goal number 1 for season.
*thruball shot llc
87:08Shot by TWU Nathan Pogue HIGH.
89:28Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Calgary.

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