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The image “http://www.twu.ca/athletics/images/womens-soccer/ws-2007-08/cw-brit-whit-cal-hug.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Women’s Soccer (Canada West)
Friday, September 07, 2007
TWU Spartans (4) vs. the University of Calgary Dinos (0)

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SPARTANS NOTCH FOUR IN SEASON OPENER
-TWU’s Ana Pruim records first career CIS shut-out

LANGLEY, British Columbia
– The defending Canada West champion Trinity Western University opened the 2007 Canada West season with an impressive 4-0 win over the visiting University of Calgary Dinos. The four goals is the most that TWU has ever scored in a conference match against Calgary and ties for the most goals that they have scored against Calgary: the previous being a 4-0 win in the 2004 Canada West championship match.

The Spartans offense performed well out-shooting the Dinos 18-9 and 11-2 on goal, while their defense did a solid job of limiting the Calgary opportunities.

“It’s great to start the season with a win. I thought that we could have put the game away early and Calgary was dangerous until we got our third [goal],” said TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “After that we settled down and our back line did a good job of limiting their opportunities. Overall I’m pleased, but there is definitely room for improvement.”

TWU’s forward Carlee O’Brien (5th year, Nanaimo, B.C.) opened the scoring in the 14th minute. O’Brien took a cross from TWU midfielder Lindsay Rohla (5th year, Langley, B.C.) and sent a hard shot over Calgary’s Courtney Hefferman (2nd year, Calgary) off the cross-bar and into the back of the Dinos net.

The image “http://www.twu.ca/athletics/images/womens-soccer/ws-2007-08/cw-whit-header-cal.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Whitney Agassiz (5th year, Salmon Arm, B.C.) made it a two goal lead in the 33rd minute. After extended pressure the Spartans were rewarded with a corner kick. Rohla took the corner on the right side and sent a high cross to the far post. The ball sailed over the Calgary defenders to Agassiz, who headed the ball into the top of the Dinos net to give TWU a 2-0 lead.

If not for the efforts of Calgary’s Hefferman the score could have been more in favour of Trinity Western. The Dinos’ keeper came up with three outstanding saves in the first half. She stopped 2006 Canada West goal scoring leader O’Brien on three point-blank attempts after the TWU forward was sprung free on through balls.

In the 63rd minute TWU rookie forward Daniela Gerig (Langley, B.C.) scored her first CIS goal in her first match when she grabbed the ball at centre and broke through the Calgary defenders to go in alone on the Dinos net. Gerig then slotted the ball into the lower right corner of the visitors net.

Two minutes later Dana DuMerton (3rd year, Abbotsford, B.C.) provided a carbon copy of the Spartans third goal to make it 4-0.  DuMerton gathered the ball at centre made a few touches to break free of the Calgary defenders and then placed the ball neatly in the lower right corner of the net.

The image “http://www.twu.ca/athletics/images/womens-soccer/ws-2007-08/cw-air-calgary.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.TWU keeper Ana Pruim (3rd year, Delta, B.C.) made two saves to record the shut-out and earn her first CIS win. Calgary’s Courtney Hefferman made seven saves in the loss.

The win moves TWU to 1-0-0, while the loss drops Calgary to 0-1-0.

Next up for the Spartans is hosting the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns on Saturday, September 7, 07. Match time is set for 5 p.m. Calgary now travels to Abbotsford, B.C. to play the University College of the Fraser Valley Cascades.

Match Notes: last season the Spartans tied the Dinos 1-1 at home and defeated Calgary 2-1 in Calgary...TWU has not lost to Calgary since Oct. 19, 03, going 5-0-4 since...

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