Box Score



British Columbia101
Trinity Western202« FINAL


Game Date: 10/2/2009Location: Langley,BC
Game Time: 7:00 pmAttendance: 385
Referee: Mark Budda, Asst. Referee: Marco Artuda, Kurtis Stewart, Alt. Official: Darnell Smith, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
British ColumbiaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Matt Allard (4) - 45:00
Nathan Pogue (16) - 19:19
Nathan Pogue (16) - 41:01
Total Goals Scored12
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target46
Total Shots1011
Corner Kicks23
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards11
Yellow Cards04
Other Fouls69
British Columbia
22Nikolai Matni (GK)90244,0
4Matt Allard*900/02/21
5Jason Gill900/00/00
6Joey Loreth690/01/00
7Devin Gunenc810/01/00
8Graham Smith900/10/00
12Greg Smith690/01/10
16Miguel Michelena900/01/00
17Marco Visintin900/00/00
20Ryan Reynolds900/01/10
23William Hyde840/01/00
2Devon Smith210/00/00
3Steve Johnson210/01/00
13Sebastian Crema50/00/00
15Ashley Ankiewicz140/00/00
Trinity Western
1Andrew Fink (GK)90132,1
2Jake Jorgensen902/12/00
4Jordan Whitehead830/01/10
5Rhys Volkenant901/00/00
6Liam McAllister900/00/00
8Cardin Davis830/00/00
10Ioannis Tsoulouhas900/03/00
16Nathan Pogue*770/04/42
18Paul Hamilton900/00/00
23David Rowse640/01/10
25Jason Wiens900/00/00
3Nathan Square-Briggs130/00/00
9Garrett Traversy260/00/00
14Shawn Parkes70/00/00
24James Farenhorst71/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




LANGLEY, British Columbia
– The battle between the No. 1 Trinity Western University men’s soccer team and the University of British Columbia lived up to the pre-game hype as the Spartans held on for a 2-1 victory over the visiting Thunderbirds.

TWU’s Nathan Pogue (Seaside, Ore.) played the hero for the Spartans as he netted two first half goals to keep the Spartans unbeaten at 5-0-2 and alone at the top of the Canada West standings. The Thunderbirds Matt Allard (Vancouver) scored the lone goal for the visitors as UBC fell to 4-3-0 and into third spot in Canada West.

“We talked before the game that we had to stay mentally focused throughout the match. Every time we play against UBC it is usually a mental mistake that we make so we had to stay composed in order to have success. The guys did it for the full 90 and credit to them,” commented TWU Associate Head Coach Mike Shearon.

Pogue, who leads Canada West with five goals, opened the scoring in the 20th minute. Pogue took a cross from teammate Ioannis Tsoulouhas (Bellingham, Wash.) and neatly chipped it in from about ten yards out directly in front of the UBC net.

The fourth year forward was at it again in the 42nd minute. TWU midfielder Jordan Whitehead (Surrey, B.C) whipped a ball into box where Pogue beat a number of UBC defenders to get his head on the ball. The ball glanced off of a Thunderbird and went past a diving Nikolai Matni (Brossard, Que.) and into the lower left corner of the Thunderbirds net.

“Any time you play UBC it is an emotional game and a huge occasion and you come out and give it everything that you’ve got. I actually told the guys to be a little more composed in the first 10-15 minutes and we came out and just went for it and had some good quality goals, which set us up well for the rest of the game,” commented Shearon on his teams fast start.

Trailing 2-0 and being outplayed the Thunderbirds increased their energy for the remainder of the half. UBC was rewarded for their efforts in extra time. Miguel Michelena (Queretaro, Mexico) took a cross into the centre of the TWU penalty area. The Thunderbirds’ Matt Allard met the ball and headed it past the Spartans Andrew Fink (Burnaby, B.C.) and into the top right corner of the TWU net to make it a one goal deficit.

Trailing 2-1 at the half the Thunderbirds came out strong in the second period. They had possession for much of the half and were consistently buzzing around the Spartans net.  Things became more desperate for TWU when they went down a man when Jake Jorgensen (Bellingham, Wash.) received his second yellow in the 74th minute. But despite the advantage UBC was unable to get many balls through the TWU defenders.

Things were evened up man-power wise in the 79th minute when UBC’s Greg Smith (Abbotsford, B.C.) was redcarded in the centre of the park.

In the dying minutes it looked like UBC was going to tie the match when the Thunderbirds Steve Johnson (Tsawwassen, B.C.) was alone with the ball near the penalty spot. Johnson one-touched the pass into him but his shot sailed wide right as TWU held on for the victory.

TWU’s Andrew Fink made three saves to record his third win of the season, while UBC’s Nikolai Matni made four saves in the loss.

The two teams are off for the remainder of the week, but will both be on the road again next weekend when they host the University of Victoria and the University of the Fraser Valley. TWU will play the Vikes on Friday and the Cascades on Saturday. Both matches have 7:15 p.m. kick-offs…

Match Notes: Pogue’s two goals give him 32 on his career which ties him with Adrian Kekec (’09) for most career goals as a Spartan…TWU leads the overall series at 9-6-5 and are 5-1-1 in their last seven meetings with the Thunderbirds…TWU outshot UBC 11-10…TWU’ Associate Head Coach Mike Shearon led the Spartans while the Spartans head coach Pat Rohla was serving a one game suspension for getting a red card last week in Victoria…




British Columbia Period: 1Trinity Western
Nikolai Matni at goalie for British Columbia.00:00
00:00Andrew Fink at goalie for Trinity Western.
02:56Header Shot by TWU Jake Jorgensen HIGH.
07:00Shot by TWU David Rowse, SAVE Nikolai Matni.
Shot by UBC Greg Smith, SAVE Andrew Fink.07:50
09:08Shot by TWU Ioannis Tsoulouhas WIDE.
Shot by UBC William Hyde WIDE.09:31
11:19Offside against Trinity Western.
Shot by UBC Miguel Michelena HIGH.12:10
13:04Shot by TWU Nathan Pogue, SAVE Nikolai Matni.
13:53Header Shot by TWU Jordan Whitehead, SAVE Nikolai Matni.
16:12Shot by TWU Ioannis Tsoulouhas WIDE.
19:19GOAL by TWU Nathan Pogue (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Ioannis Tsoulouhas.
*cross from 10 to Pogue right in front of the net
Offside against British Columbia.25:08
27:18Header Shot by TWU Jake Jorgensen WIDE.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Offside against British Columbia.29:10
30:20Offside against Trinity Western.
Shot by UBC Ryan Reynolds, SAVE Andrew Fink.32:38
32:51Shot by TWU Nathan Pogue, SAVE Nikolai Matni.
Shot by UBC Devin Gunenc WIDE.35:20
38:55Yellow card on TWU Jake Jorgensen.
41:01GOAL by TWU Nathan Pogue, Assist by Jordan Whitehead.
*cross by 4 and of the head of pogue bottom right corner
Foul on British Columbia.
Shot by UBC Joey Loreth HIGH.44:20
Foul on Trinity Western.
GOAL by UBC Matt Allard, Assist by Miguel Michelena.45:00
*cross from 16 to the head of 4. Top right corner
British Columbia Period: 2Trinity Western
UBC substitution: Miguel Michelena for Jorge Angel-Mira.45:00
Foul on Trinity Western.
49:06Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by UBC Jorge Angel-Mira WIDE.50:58
54:01Yellow card on TWU Rhys Volkenant.
56:58TWU substitution: Garrett Traversy for David Rowse.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on British Columbia.
58:17Shot by TWU Ioannis Tsoulouhas HIGH.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
UBC substitution: Devon Smith for Joey Loreth.69:00
UBC substitution: Steve Johnson for Greg Smith.69:00
73:17Yellow card on TWU Jake Jorgensen.
73:24Red card on TWU Jake Jorgensen.
UBC substitution: Ashley Ankiewicz for William Hyde.75:42
76:31TWU substitution: Nathan Square-Briggs for Nathan Pogue.
Red card on UBC Graham Smith.78:25
UBC substitution: William Hyde for Devin Gunenc.81:17
82:53TWU substitution: David Rowse for Garrett Traversy.
82:53TWU substitution: Shawn Parkes for Cardin Davis.
82:53TWU substitution: James Farenhorst for Jordan Whitehead.
UBC substitution: Sebastian Crema for Jorge Angel-Mira.84:34
86:59Yellow card on TWU James Farenhorst.
Foul on British Columbia.
Shot by UBC Matt Allard, SAVE Andrew Fink.87:55
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on British Columbia.
Shot by UBC Steve Johnson WIDE.90:00
Foul on British Columbia.

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