Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Victoria*


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Victoria134« FINAL


Game Date: 10/11/2003Location: Victoria, BC
Game Time: 12:00pmAttendance: 0
Referee: Andrea Mattson, Asst. Referee: Dan Greco, Rick Firestone, Alt. Official: William Stee
Trinity WesternVictoria
Goal Scorer(s)Cheryl Bjorgan (11) - 1:00
Amelie Mercier (12) - 71:00
Kate Hambleton (16) - 78:00
Kim Harper (3) - 84:00
Total Goals Scored00
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target00
Total Shots00
Corner Kicks00
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards10
Other Fouls00
Trinity Western

Game Recap

Game Recap

Women’s Soccer (conference game)
Saturday, October 11, 2003
TWU Spartans (0) at the University of Victoria Vikes (4)
Tough Time on Island…

Langley, British Columbia –
The University of Victoria jumped out early on the visiting Trinity Western University women’s soccer team. The Vikes opened the scoring in the first minute, and, after battling for most of the match, the Spartans fell to the home squad 4-0.

“I was a little disappointed in our slow start, but after the early goal we were fairly competitive,” said TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “It was by no means a 4-0 game. After Victoria’s second goal we lost a little bit of our momentum, which, combined with the wind in the second half, made it difficult to come back.”

The Spartans responded to the early goal by playing tough, physical soccer and for the majority of the contest they matched the Vikes. The Spartans only trailed the Vikes by 1-0 at the half. They were unlucky not to be deadlocked at 1-1 as Ashlee Davison (3rd yr, forward, Maple Ridge, BC) narrowly missed tying the match in the 20th minute. Davison broke through the Vikes back line to go in alone on the Vikes net, but her strike sailed just wide of its mark.

The two teams went back and forth for much of the second half. Victoria’s Cheryl Bjorgan almost made it 2-0 in the first minute of the second half, but TWU keeper Angela Garriott (2nd yr, Campbell River, BC) was up to the challenge. Minutes later TWU almost got the equalizer when Carlee O’Brien (1st yr, forward, Nanaimo, BC) slashed towards goal and blasted a solid strike at the Victoria goal.  The ball was left in front of the net to be put away, but Vikes keeper Morgan Leverman dove on the ball before a Spartan could take advantage of the opportunity.  The Vikes found the mark again midway through the half when Amelie Mercier was awarded a PK in the 71st minute. Mercier put the Vikes up 2-0 and changed the complexion of the match. Seven minutes later Victoria’s Kate Hambleton made it 3-0 in the 78th minute. With the match in hand, UVIC’s Kim Harper finished the scoring in the 84th minute.

The loss drops the Spartans to 5-4-1, while the win moves Victoria to 6-2-1.

Next up for the Spartans is at the University of Lethbridge on Saturday, October 18.

Match Notes: The first Victoria goal set a record for the fastest goal in Vikes history at 15 seconds…The loss drops the Spartans to 0-2 against Victoria this season…




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