Box Score

Scheduled Game: @British Columbia*


Trinity Western000
British Columbia101« FINAL


Game Date: 10/16/2009Location: Vancouver, BC
Game Time: 7:15 PMAttendance: 150
Trinity WesternBritish Columbia
Goal Scorer(s)Tyson Keam (9) - 31:47
Total Goals Scored01
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target35
Total Shots814
Corner Kicks14
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards52
Other Fouls2310
Trinity Western
1Andrew Fink (GK)90141,3
4Jordan Whitehead900/00/00
10Ioannis Tsoulouhas781/01/00
13Brayden Volkenant900/00/00
25Jason Wiens800/00/00
8Cardin Davis430/00/00
19Daniel Lowen450/00/00
2Jake Jorgensen900/00/00
5Rhys Volkenant901/00/00
6Liam McAllister900/00/00
18Paul Hamilton901/02/10
3Nathan Square-Briggs121/02/10
9Garrett Traversy100/01/10
14Shawn Parkes121/00/00
16Nathan Pogue450/02/00
23David Rowse350/00/00
British Columbia
22Nikolai Matni (GK)90031,2
7Devin Gunenc900/01/00
9Tyson Keam*800/05/11
14Harry Lakhan590/01/00
17Marco Visintin900/02/00
16Miguel Michelena451/01/10
20Ryan Reynolds900/02/10
4Matt Allard900/01/10
5Jason Gill900/00/00
6Joey Loreth900/00/00
8Graham Smith901/00/00
10Jorge Angel-Mira450/01/10
12Greg Smith310/00/00
15Ashley Ankiewicz100/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




– The Trinity Western University men’s soccer team has finally lost a game in Canada West conference play. It took 10 games, but tonight the Spartans fell 1-0 to the No. 8 University of British Columbia Thunderbirds at UBC’s Thunderbird Park. The loss drops the Spartans to 6-1-3, while the win moves the Thunderbirds to 7-3-0 and evens the season series at 1-1, with TWU having won 2-1 two weeks ago in Langley, B.C.

“We played poorly in the first half our back line had one of their poorer performances of the year,” commented TWU head coach Pat Rohla. “We really did not play with confidence and did not look like a No. 1 team.”

With the win, the T-Birds improve from second in the conference into a tie with Spartans atop the Canada West standings with four games remaining to play in the regular season.  First place at the end of the regular season hosts the Canada West Final Four.

Tonight's affair was a tightly contested right from the first whistle.  The T-Birds had a slight advantage early on, earning long stretches of possession.

The home side were finally rewarded when Tyson Keam converted in the 32nd minute with a blistering strike from just outside the penalty box that rocketed off the post and in.

The second half saw both teams fighting for possession, with TWU's star striker Nathan Pogue (Seaside, Ore.), who didn't play in the first half, almost even the score in the 60th minute but his low shot from inside the penalty area just missed.

UBC responded to that play with their best chance of the half, as a cross found Jorge Angel-Mira alone at the far post but his 12-yard strike was parried by Spartans keeper Andrew Fink (Burnaby, B.C.) in the 63rd minute.

UBC kept up the momentum with Keam almost adding a second after a great individual run led to a strike that was deflected by a TWU defender before finding the visitors cross-bar.

TWU had one last gasp as a long ball into the UBC box fell to Nathan Square-Briggs (Richmond, B.C.) whose shot was stopped by T-Bird keeper Nikolai Matni and Pogue's effort on the rebound was pushed wide by a diving Jason Gill in the 80th minute.

The win marked UBC's fifth consecutive 1-0 shutout at home to start the season.  Matni made five saves to earn his third clean sheet of the season, while Fink made three stops in the loss.

Both teams are done for the weekend and await the results from the Alberta games versus Calgary and Lethbridge later this weekend, as the Golden Bears are just four points behind the BC schools with two games in hand.  Next weekend UBC and TWU host Alberta and Saskatchewan with that weekend potentially deciding first place in the conference.

Match Notes: UBC outshot TWU 14-4 in total shots and five to three in shots on goal…the Thunderbirds also had the edge in corner kicks at four to one…the Spartans have  lifetime record of 8-7-5 with the Thunderbirds…




Trinity Western Period: 1British Columbia
Andrew Fink at goalie for Trinity Western.00:00
00:00Nikolai Matni at goalie for British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
08:15Shot by UBC Harry Lakhan BLOCKED.
08:21Shot by UBC Ryan Reynolds BLOCKED.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
13:11Yellow card on UBC Miguel Michelena.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
19:00Shot by UBC Miguel Michelena, SAVE Andrew Fink.
Foul on British Columbia.
Shot by TWU Paul Hamilton, SAVE Nikolai Matni.19:57
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
28:40Shot by UBC Tyson Keam WIDE.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
31:47GOAL by UBC Tyson Keam (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Nikolai Matni.
*Long ball from keeper, took off the bounce and fired off post and in
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
35:43Offside against British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
37:25Shot by UBC Marco Visintin HIGH.
Offside against Trinity Western.41:40
TWU substitution: Shawn Parkes for Cardin Davis.43:19
44:21Shot by UBC Devin Gunenc WIDE.
45:00Yellow card on UBC Graham Smith.
Shot by TWU Paul Hamilton HIGH.45:00
Trinity Western Period: 2British Columbia
45:00UBC substitution: Jorge Angel-Mira for Miguel Michelena.
TWU substitution: Nathan Pogue for Daniel Lowen.45:00
Foul on Trinity Western.
Yellow card on TWU Shawn Parkes.51:57
Yellow card on TWU Ioannis Tsoulouhas.51:57
Yellow card on TWU Rhys Volkenant.51:57
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on British Columbia.
TWU substitution: David Rowse for Shawn Parkes.55:23
59:25UBC substitution: Greg Smith for Harry Lakhan.
Shot by TWU Nathan Pogue WIDE.60:27
62:11Shot by UBC Jorge Angel-Mira, SAVE Andrew Fink.
Yellow card on TWU Paul Hamilton.63:51
64:50Shot by UBC Tyson Keam BLOCKED.
Shot by TWU Ioannis Tsoulouhas BLOCKED.65:54
66:20Shot by UBC Ryan Reynolds, SAVE Andrew Fink.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
71:14Shot by UBC Marco Visintin HIGH.
Foul on Trinity Western.
72:28Offside against British Columbia.
73:20Shot by UBC Tyson Keam HIT CROSSBAR.
73:35Shot by UBC Tyson Keam BLOCKED.
Foul on Trinity Western.
TWU substitution: Nathan Square-Briggs for Ioannis Tsoulouhas.77:38
Foul on British Columbia.
Shot by TWU Nathan Square-Briggs, SAVE Nikolai Matni.79:09
Shot by TWU Nathan Pogue BLOCKED.79:16
Corner kick by TWU Brayden Volkenant.
TWU substitution: Garrett Traversy for Jason Wiens.79:54
79:54UBC substitution: Ashley Ankiewicz for Tyson Keam.
Header Shot by TWU Garrett Traversy, SAVE Nikolai Matni.82:04
83:08Shot by UBC Matt Allard, SAVE Andrew Fink.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on British Columbia.
Shot by TWU Nathan Square-Briggs WIDE.86:58
Foul on Trinity Western.
Offside against Trinity Western.90:00
Yellow card on TWU Nathan Square-Briggs.90:00

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