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Scheduled Game: @Manitoba*


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Game Date: 10/25/2008Location: Manitoba
Game Time: 12:00Attendance: 0
Trinity WesternManitoba
Goal Scorer(s)Nikki Wright (19) - 54:49
Total Goals Scored10
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target67
Total Shots711
Corner Kicks23
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls127
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90073,4
12Tessa Meyer570/01/10
15Rebecca Ferguson890/01/10
20Chantelle Whitehead900/00/00
5Daniela Gerig470/01/10
17Dana DuMerton900/01/00
19Nikki Wright*900/02/21
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
9Kayleen Davison900/00/00
16Kayla Dilling900/01/10
25Katie Wigston900/00/00
2Samantha Slack80/00/00
3Kaleigh Henry250/00/00
7Nikki Byrne210/00/00
24Alexi Foster220/00/00
01Ashley Forbes (GK)90152,3
8Alison Kastner850/01/00
10Victoria Sanders620/00/00
19Stephanie Rurak900/01/10
2Karli Colpitts900/02/10
11Desiree Scott900/00/00
12Caley Miskimmin900/04/30
3Julie Lafreniere900/01/10
5Michelle Kliment900/00/00
7Carrie Nash900/01/10
18Dana Baker900/01/00
15Kathryn Ateah330/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap

Women's Soccer (Canada West)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
TWU Spartans (1) at the University of Manitoba Bisons (0)



WINNIPEG - Forward Nikki Wright (1st year, Cloverdale, B.C.) scored her Canada West leading 12th goal in the 55th minute to give the No. 10 ranked Trinity Western University women's soccer team a 1-0 win over the University of Manitoba Bisons on a blustery Saturday afternoon at Manitoba's University Stadium.

With the loss the Bisons drop to 6-6-1, while the win improves the Spartans to 8-2-3. The win keeps the Spartans destiny in their own hands as they strive to overtake the University of British Columbia for second spot in Canada West. A win against the University of Regina Sunday afternoon will give the Spartans second spot and the first round bye in the Canada West playoffs that goes with it.

"We hung in for a good road win against a very good Manitoba team that has a strong front line. I was very pleased with our back four and how they handled a very potent Manitoba front three," said TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. "We didn't play with much cohesiveness in the beginning so we struggled a bit in the first half, but we had a better second half with strong performances from Chantelle Whitehead (1st year, Surrey, B.C.), Dana DuMerton (4th year, Abbotsford, B.C.) and Jilian Dietrich (1st year, Calgary)."

The first scoring opportunities of the match went to the Bisons as Karli Colpitts sent Caley Miskimmin behind Spartan defenders at the 6-minute mark. Miskimmin got a clean shot off from the top of the box but Trinity Western keeper, Kristen Funk (1st year, Calgary), was able to position herself for the stop. Only two minutes later, Colpitts had her own chance as she let a shot go from a crowd, to the left of the net, but it ricocheted high off the crossbar.

Near the 25-minute mark, the Spartans forward, Wright, collided with Bisons defender Dana Baker to the right of the Manitoba goal. Wright took the worst of it and play was halted. After a few minutes on the field, Wright was able to get up on her own steam and Trinity Western quickly rallied with two scoring opportunities. Daniela Gerig (2nd year, Fort Langley, B.C.) had the ball come to her in open space in front of the net where Bisons netminder, Ashley Forbes charged her to cut down the angle and make sliding save. The rebound though went to Tessa Meyer (1st year, Surrey, B.C.) but her shot went wide.

The final chance of the half occurred in injury time with Manitoba pressing for the first score of the game. Miskimmin streaked down the right side of the field while being pursued by two TWU players. Her kick avoided the first defender and was headed for the far side, but the second Spartan players closed quickly and changed the direction of the ball. This caught Funk off guard as she was diving to the left to make the save. Luckily for Trinity Western, the ball glanced off Funk's foot and out of play to keep the score dead even heading into half.

Manitoba applied the pressure early in the second half with Miskimmin once again generating opportunities. At the 50-minute mark, Trinity Western attempted to pass the ball back into their own zone, but Miskimmin was able to disrupt the play and get her own shot off. Funk was able to block the shot but could not control the rebound as it bounced behind her. In a race for the ball, the Spartans Becca Ferguson (3rd year, Calgary) narrowly edged Miskimmin and kicked through the end for a Bisons corner kick.

The Spartans goal came at the 55-minute mark. Wright stormed into the offensive zone and let a shot go as she fell to the ground. The ball drifted just out of the reach of Forbes for Wright's Canada West leading, 12th goal of the year.

With the wind at their back, Trinity Western was able to keep the majority of the play in Manitoba's end and not allowing them many chances to even the score. When the Bisons did get into the Spartans end, Funk was there to make the stops.

Manitoba will play game two of the weekend, Sunday versus the University of Fraser Valley Cascades. Game time is scheduled for noon. TWU continues their Prairie Provinces tour with a game against the University of Regina. The Spartans and Cougars also get underway, Sunday at noon.





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