A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD FOR THE TWU SPARTANS

SPARTANS THIS WEEK
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD FOR THE TWU SPARTANS

LANGLEY, British Columbia
– This week in Spartan sports action Trinity Western will be playing at a number of venues in a variety of sports. The soccer teams will be on the pitch at Rogers Park, while the men’s volleyball and hockey teams will be at the Langley Events Centre. The men’s volleyball team will also be on the road in Abbotsford and New Westminster in pre-season action.

The No. 7 Spartan women’s soccer team (5-2-1) welcomes the unranked University of the Fraser Valley (3-3-0) and University of Victoria (2-1-3) teams to Rogers Park in Langley, B.C. this weekend in the second weekend of the home-and-home series.  

TWU is coming off of a weekend where they visited both the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades and the University of Victoria Vikes.  On Saturday in Victoria, the Spartans were held to a 1-1 tie, while the following afternoon, in Abbotsford, B.C. Trinity Western fell to the Cascades 2-1.

In addition to beating the Spartans, the Cascades hosted the No. 7 UBC Thunderbirds last weekend, and came away with a 2-0 shutout win over the T-Birds.  The Spartans play the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades on Friday, October 8 at 5 p.m.

The Vikes are coming off of a winless weekend, where they followed their 1-1 tie with Trinity Western with their first loss of the season, 3-0 to UBC. Victoria visits Rogers Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 9.  

In men’s soccer, the unranked Spartans men (3-2-2) compete against the No. 6 University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (5-2), on Friday, October 8.

The Spartans’ weekend saw the men shutout the unranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies in a three goal game on Friday, October 1.  The following night, hosting the No. 4 University of Alberta Golden Bears, Trinity Western fell 4-0 at Rogers Park.

The Thunderbirds hosted the prairie teams in their last two games, welcoming the Golden Bears and Huskies to Vancouver.  In their first game, UBC fell in a 2-1 game to the University of Alberta.  The T-birds responded the next day as they stormed back to a 4-2 win over the Huskies.

The cross-town rival Thunderbirds visit Rogers Park at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 8.  

In hockey action, the Spartans (1-1) welcome Eastern Washington and the Okanagan College Coyotes (2-1) to the ice at the Langley Events Centre.  

The Spartans most recently visited the Coyotes in Kelowna, B.C., falling to Okanagan College 3-2 for their first loss of the season.  

The Eastern Washington Eagles visit Canada for an exhibition game on Friday, October 8 at 7 p.m.  This game in Langley, B.C. marks the start of the season for the Eagles.

Okanagan College’s games last weekend included their 3-2 win over the Spartans, as well as a 4-1 win over the Simon Fraser University Clan.  The Coyotes hit the Langley Events Centre ice at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 9.

The Spartan men’s volleyball team, who currently possess a 2-1 preseason record, continue their preseason with two matches versus the Thompson Rivers Wolf Pack, starting with a 6 p.m. match at MEI in Abbotsford, B.C. on Thursday, October 7, followed by a 7 p.m. match at the Langley Events Centre on Friday, October 8.  Then on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October, 10 the Spartans will be competing in the Douglas College Tournament in New Westminster, B.C.

Livestats are available for soccer athttp://livestats.prestosports.com/trinitywestern/.  Home games can be viewed live on SpartansTV http://www.educationcdn.com/schools/spartans/.

Stay posted for more detailed previews later in the week.

Women’s Soccer
Fri. Oct. 8 vs. the University of Victoria at Rogers Park – 5 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 9 vs. the University of Fraser Valley at Rogers Park – 5 p.m.

Men’s Soccer
Fri. Oct. 8 vs. the University of British Columbia at Rogers Park – 7 p.m.

Men’s Volleyball
Thurs. Oct. 7 vs. Thompson Rivers at MEI - 6 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 8 vs. Thompson Rivers at LEC - 7 p.m.
Sat.-Sun., Oct.9-10 at Douglas College Tournament.
-Saturday
Capilano - 10 a.m.
Douglas - 1 p.m.
-Sunday:
Fraser Valley - 10 a.m.
After TBD based on standings in pool play.


Men’s Hockey
Fri. Oct. 8 vs. Eastern Washington at LEC – 7 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 9 vs. Okanagan College at LEC – 2 p.m.

-TW-

Last Updated: 2010-10-05
Author: Mark Janzen