Box Score



British Columbia101
Trinity Western101


Game Date: 9/11/2008Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 4:05 pmAttendance: 200
Referee: Mike Perko, Asst. Referee: Kevin Uppal, Adam Bausenhaus, Alt. Official: Kyle Williams, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
British ColumbiaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Natalie Hirayama (3) - 41:05
Nikki Wright (19) - 15:08
Total Goals Scored11
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target24
Total Shots49
Corner Kicks74
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls815
British Columbia
12Jaclyn Dunnett (GK)90131,2
2Caitlin Davie900/01/00
3Natalie Hirayama*900/02/21
4Sara Treloar450/00/00
11Anja Sigloch450/00/00
21Jenna Clark450/00/00
23Lisa Furutani900/00/00
6Kelly Isberg900/00/00
13Jessica Briker900/00/00
14Diane Rizzardo450/00/00
17Chelsea Stang900/00/00
5Michele Yakashiro450/00/00
7Ashley Odenwald450/01/00
9Carmen Lindsay450/00/00
10Zarina Giannone450/00/00
Trinity Western
1KristenFunk (GK)90110,1
10Melissa Mobilio740/01/10
12Tessa Meyer700/00/00
17Dana DuMerton900/01/00
15Rebecca Ferguson900/03/10
19Nikki Wright*900/02/11
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
9Kayleen Davison900/01/10
11Jessica Filion900/01/00
16Kayla Dilling900/00/00
20Chantelle Whitehead470/00/00
2Samantha Slack200/00/00
5Daniela Gerig450/00/00
7Nikki Byrne140/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap

Women's Soccer (Canada West)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
TWU Spartans (1) vs. the University of the British Columbia (1)



LANGLEY, British Columbia - It was a night of near misses for the Trinity Western University women's soccer team as they battled their cross town rival the 4th ranked University of British Columbia to a 1-1 draw on a beautiful sunny evening in Langley, B.C.

"I'm very pleased with my teams overall performance. We had a great competitive spirit about us after the frustration of last weekend [0-0 draw with UFV]. Which is essential when you play a team like UBC where they have weapons in numbers," said TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. "I thought we did a good job for the most part to contain some of their dangerous players and I thought we defended very well at times, and in the end we were a little bit unlucky to not have scored on one of our close chances towards the end of the match. But it was two good teams playing and we always have great battle and tonight was just another illustration of that, so we will take the point and move on from here."

The Spartans opened the scoring in the 15th minute when rookie forward Nikki Wright would take advantage of a UBC turnover in the midfield to get her first goal in Canada West conference play.

One of the most coveted recruits in the league, the Cloverdale native played with the Whitecaps Reserve squad last year, was sent streaking down the far side of the field after the UBC give-away and would fire a 20-yard strike to the far post past UBC keeper Jaclyn Dunnett (Burnaby, B.C.). "We got off to a great start and it was rewarded with Nikki's goal, which was a tremendous finish. She has shown that she can be a threat at any time," commented Roxburgh on Wright.

Canada West 2007 Rookie of the Year Natalie Hirayama got the Thunderbirds lone goal in the 41st minute. She tied the match with a beautiful give and go with Lisa Furutani (North Vancouver, B.C.).

After winning the ball in the midfield, Hirayama would give to Furutani who would return the favour and the second-year from Richmond would strike the ball off of one bounce from 18 yards out over the outstretched arms of Spartans goalkeeper Kristen Funk (1st year, Calgary). "We battled well in the midfield. After the goal I felt that they were the more likely to come on and score the next goal. I was a little disappointed that we gave away the goal when we did, because it was something that we could have avoided," commented Roxburgh.

Neither team had many clear-cut chances through the middle of the match, with the Spartans only having four shots on target to two for the Thunderbirds, but the home side did have two great opportunities to pick up the win late in the second half.

With the flow of the game having stagnated into a midfield battle, Wright was sent in alone on the counter attack by Daniela Gerig (2nd year, forward, Walnut Grove, B.C.) in the 72nd minute. The Spartan goal scorer would be taken down by UBC back Jessica Briker (Kelowna, B.C.) just outside the Thunderbird penalty area but Jessica Filion's (1st year, defender, Surrey, B.C.) free kick would meet the UBC wall.

The best chance of the second half would come off a TWU corner with just five minute to play. Spartan defender Kayleen Davison (2nd year, Maple Ridge, B.C.) would be first to meet the ball, but her header was expertly saved by the left hand of a diving Dunnett. The ball would then head of to the right side of the Thunderbird net where TWU's Dana DuMerton's (Abbotsford, B.C.) shot would ricochet off Daniela Gerig and sail inches wide of the UBC right post.

TWU keeper Funk and UBC keeper Dunnett each played the full ninety for their teams.

"Well any time you can come into their park and take a point, it's a good night," said UBC head coach Dick Mosher. "They are one of the stronger teams in the league, so the overall result wasn't all that bad."

Dana DuMerton was Player of the Game for the Spartans, while midfielder Natalie Hirayama (Richmond, B.C.) received the honour for the Thunderbirds. "I thought Dana had a captain's performance. I was very, very pleased to see her come through a game where she had an influence and an impact on the game," commented Roxburgh on the fifth year TWU forward.

Trinity Western University will now have a day off before they host the University of Victoria on Saturday afternoon. Match time at TWU is set for 4 p.m.

Match Notes: the Spartans are 3-11-5 lifetime against the their last match at TWU on Sept. 28, 07 they tied with the identical 1-1 score...TWU is 1-0-2 in their last three meetings with UBC in Langley. The Thunderbirds knocked the Spartans out of last years Canada West play-offs with a 2-0 semi-final victory....the Thunderbirds have been in the last two CIS Championships, claiming gold in 2006, while the Spartans have been in two of the last four championships, winning gold in 2004...





British Columbia Period: 1Trinity Western
Jaclyn Dunnett at goalie for UBC.00:00
00:00KristenFunk at goalie for Trinity Western.
00:41Offside against Trinity Western.
02:04Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
15:08GOAL by TWUW Nikki Wright (FIRST GOAL), goal number 1 for season.
*turnover at centre, shot top box LRC
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on UBC.
Offside against UBC.26:04
Foul on Trinity Western.
30:44TWUW substitution: Nikki Byrne for Chantelle Whitehead.
35:42Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright BLOCKED.
Foul on Trinity Western.
GOAL by UBCW Natalie Hirayama, Assist by Lisa Furutani.41:05
*thru ball open centbox. Chip over GK, under bar
Foul on Trinity Western.
Offside against UBC.43:50
45:00Shot by TWUW Rebecca Ferguson, SAVE Jaclyn Dunnett.
British Columbia Period: 2Trinity Western
UBCW substitution: Michele Yakashiro for Anja Sigloch.45:00
UBCW substitution: Ashley Odenwald for Diane Rizzardo.45:00
UBCW substitution: Carmen Lindsay for Jenna Clark.45:00
UBCW substitution: Zarina Giannone for Sara Treloar.45:00
45:00TWUW substitution: Chantelle Whitehead for Melissa Mobilio.
45:00TWUW substitution: Daniela Gerig for Nikki Byrne.
Foul on UBC.
53:53Shot by TWUW Rebecca Ferguson BLOCKED.
Foul on UBC.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Offside against UBC.60:19
61:02TWUW substitution: Melissa Mobilio for Chantelle Whitehead.
Foul on UBC.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
69:53TWUW substitution: Samantha Slack for Tessa Meyer.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on UBC.
73:16Shot by TWUW Jessica Filion WIDE.
Foul on UBC.
75:14Shot by TWUW Rebecca Ferguson WIDE.
Shot by UBCW Ashley Odenwald WIDE.76:16
Shot by UBCW Caitlin Davie BLOCKED.76:45
78:23Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on UBC.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Offside against UBC.81:28
Foul on Trinity Western.
83:15Shot by TWUW Dana DuMerton BLOCKED.
83:50Header Shot by TWUW Kayleen Davison, SAVE Jaclyn Dunnett.
84:04Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio, SAVE Jaclyn Dunnett.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on UBC.
Offside against UBC.89:45
Shot by UBCW Natalie Hirayama, SAVE KristenFunk.90:00
Foul on Trinity Western.

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