Box Score

Scheduled Game: SASKATCHEWAN* at Chilliwack


Trinity Western123« FINAL


Game Date: 10/17/2008Location: Chilliwack, BC
Game Time: 4:45 pmAttendance: 90
Referee: Ward Serman, Asst. Referee: Martin Reid, Scott Standing, Alt. Official: Doug Summer, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
SaskatchewanTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Nikki Wright (19) - 32:27
Daniela Gerig (5) - 51:07
Nikki Wright (19) - 62:52
Total Goals Scored03
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target25
Total Shots312
Corner Kicks15
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls1513
1Kailee Marland (GK)90320,2
7Kristy Husulak900/00/00
12Megan Rowan900/01/10
13Kaitlyn Johnson720/00/00
16Jennie Anderson270/00/00
15Elizabeth Hudon900/02/10
17Sarah Laverty900/00/00
3Mandy Cooper450/00/00
5Courtney Laverty900/00/00
8Rebecca Robinson900/00/00
9Maria Rogal900/00/00
4Brittnie Smuk240/00/00
10Andrea Cessna270/00/00
14Danica Slattery120/00/00
21Chantal St. Armand630/00/00
Trinity Western
22Veronika Rogina (GK)90021,1
2Samantha Slack510/00/00
15Rebecca Ferguson550/01/10
17Dana DuMerton650/01/00
20Chantelle Whitehead900/01/00
19Nikki Wright*690/04/22
24Alexi Foster410/00/00
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
9Kayleen Davison510/00/00
16Kayla Dilling900/00/00
25Katie Wigston900/00/00
5Daniela Gerig*700/02/11
6Carla Breadon390/00/00
7Nikki Byrne390/01/00
8Chantal Esperanza250/00/00
12Tessa Meyer350/01/10

Game Recap

Game Recap

Women's Soccer (Canada West)
Friday, October 17, 2008
TWU Spartans (3) vs. the University of Saskatchewan Huskies (0)



CHILLIWACK, British Columbia - Trinity Western University forwards: rookie Nikki Wright (Cloverdale, B.C.) and second year Daniela Gerig (Fort Langley, B.C.), the top two goal scorers in Canada West, added to their totals in Friday night's 3-0 victory over the University of Saskatchewan. Wright scored twice to move her Canada West best to 11 goals, while Gerig added one to her second best nine goals in a match played in a constant downpour at Chilliwack, B.C.'s Exhibition Park

The win moves the No. 10 ranked Spartans to 6-2-3, while the loss drops the Huskies to 3-7-1.

"On a wet night with a slick field and a tricky opponent, I thought that we handled ourselves very well and it's nice to get back to our winning ways," said TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. "It was good to get the lead as Saskatchewan has proved to be a dangerous opponent as they have beaten some good teams in our league, so we weren't taking anything for granted tonight. So I'm really pleased with getting the three points and how well we played."

The rookie scoring sensation got her first goal of the match in the 33rd minute off of a set piece. TWU midfielder Tessa Meyer (1st year, Surrey, B.C.) took the free kick from just to the right side of the Saskatchewan penalty area. Meyer hit a beautiful cross to the near post, where Wright dove and headed it past Saskatchewan's Kailee Marland (Saskatoon) and into the right side of the Huskies net. "Tessa had a great ball into Nikki and Nikki's finish was fantastic," said Roxburgh.

Second year forward Daniela Gerig got her lone goal of the game off of a quick free kick deep in the Huskies end of the park. TWU midfielder Nikki Byrne (Langley, B.C.) put the ball in play while Saskatchewan was getting organized. Byrne found Gerig just outside the Huskies six yard box. Gerig turned and hit the ball into the right side of the net to give TWU a 2-0 lead in the 52nd minute. "Daniela gave us great minutes and tireless work and fantastic finish to allow us to go up two goals on a very alert heads up play from Nikki Byrne," said Roxburgh.

Wright put the game away the 63rd minute. She took a pass from midfielder Dana DuMerton (4th year, Abbotsford, B.C.) and went in on the Huskies net. Wright got between two defenders and neatly looped the ball over Saskatchewan's Marland and into the top of the Huskies net. "Dana had an outstanding first half and really gave us a Captain's performance," said Roxburgh. "She was all over the park and really generated some good chances by her work rate and her ability to create out of possession."

TWU keeper Veronika Rogina (3rd year, Langley, B.C.) made two saves to record the shut-out win, while Marland made two saves in the loss.

Next up for the Spartans is the University of Alberta Pandas tomorrow evening. Match time at TWU is tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. The Huskies will suit up again tomorrow afternoon against the University of the Fraser Valley at Abbotsford's Bateman Park.

Match Notes: TWU had a total of 12 shots, while Saskatchewan had a total of two...the Spartans finished with five corner kicks to the Huskies one...TWU is host of the 2008 CIS Women's Soccer Championships and because of the heavy rains chose to play in Chilliwack in order to protect their fields for the championship...





Saskatchewan Period: 1Trinity Western
Kailee Marland at goalie for Saskatchewan.00:00
00:00Veronika Rogina at goalie for Trinity Western.
Shot by SASK Megan Rowan, SAVE Veronika Rogina.03:26
Foul on Saskatchewan.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
10:22Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright HIGH.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
Foul on Trinity Western.
19:56TWUW substitution: Daniela Gerig for Alexi Foster.
23:12Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright BLOCKED.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
26:31Shot by TWUW Dana DuMerton HIGH.
26:47TWUW substitution: Tessa Meyer for Rebecca Ferguson.
SASK substitution: Brittnie Smuk for Mandy Cooper.26:47
SASK substitution: Chantal St. Armand for Jennie Anderson.26:47
Foul on Saskatchewan.
32:27Header GOAL by TWUW Nikki Wright (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Tessa Meyer, goal number 10 for season.
*setP just outside rs PA, diving header by 19 RS
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
40:31Shot by TWUW Chantelle Whitehead HIGH.
42:24Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
44:41Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Saskatchewan Period: 2Trinity Western
Shot by SASK Elizabeth Hudon BLOCKED.46:14
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
51:07GOAL by TWUW Daniela Gerig, Assist by Nikki Byrne.
*quick free kick open in middle, turn RS
45:00TWUW substitution: Nikki Byrne for Samantha Slack.
45:00TWUW substitution: Carla Breadon for Kayleen Davison.
SASK substitution: Andrea Cessna for Kaitlyn Johnson.45:00
SASK substitution: Mandy Cooper for Brittnie Smuk.45:00
55:30Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig WIDE.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
58:10Shot by TWUW Tessa Meyer, SAVE Kailee Marland.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
62:06TWUW substitution: Rebecca Ferguson for Tessa Meyer.
62:52Header GOAL by TWUW Nikki Wright, Assist by Dana DuMerton, goal number 11 for season.
*chip inbox, header looped over keeper TRC
64:48TWUW substitution: Chantal Esperanza for Dana DuMerton.
69:12TWUW substitution: Alexi Foster for Nikki Wright.
SASK substitution: Kaitlyn Johnson for Mandy Cooper.69:12
Foul on Saskatchewan.
71:43Shot by TWUW Nikki Byrne WIDE.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
72:57Shot by TWUW Rebecca Ferguson, SAVE Kailee Marland.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
77:24Shot by TWUW Kaleigh Henry WIDE.
SASK substitution: Danica Slattery for Andrea Cessna.78:23
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Saskatchewan.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by SASK Elizabeth Hudon, SAVE Veronika Rogina.88:52

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