Box Score

Scheduled Game: UBC Semi-final:Canada West


British Columbia010001
Trinity Western100012« FINAL


Game Date: 11/1/2008Location: Victoria
Game Time: 3:05Attendance: 0
British ColumbiaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Natalie Hirayama (3) - 60:46
Chantelle Whitehead (20) - 23:25
Daniela Gerig (5) - 120:00
Total Goals Scored11
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target1310
Total Shots2826
Corner Kicks74
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards20
Other Fouls2118
British Columbia
12Jaclyn Dunnett (GK)98194,4,1,0,0
2Caitlin Davie980/07/00
3Natalie Hirayama*981/06/41
5Michele Yakashiro981/01/10
6Kelly Isberg980/02/00
7Ashley Odenwald610/00/00
9Carmen Lindsay980/01/10
11Anja Sigloch980/07/40
13Jessica Briker980/01/10
17Chelsea Stang980/00/00
21Jenna Clark790/01/10
4Sara Treloar650/02/10
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)981124,6,0,2,0
4Jilian Dietrich980/00/00
5Daniela Gerig780/05/20
10Melissa Mobilio720/01/00
11Jessica Filion980/02/20
14Meghan McKinnon980/00/00
15Rebecca Ferguson980/04/20
16Kayla Dilling980/01/00
17Dana DuMerton980/03/20
19Nikki Wright980/05/10
20Chantelle Whitehead*980/04/11
12Tessa Meyer410/01/00
24Alexi Foster40/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap

Women's Soccer (Canada West-semi-final)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
TWU Spartans (2) vs. the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (1) - 4-3 shootout



VICTORIA - The Trinity Western University women's soccer team picked up a 2-1 victory over the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds this evening in the Canada West semi-final thanks to a 4-3 victory in penalty kicks.

"Even though we are going to nationals as host, we talked about having one of our goals to win our way into the championship and not just settle on getting there as the host team and we've done that," commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. "I'm extremely proud of our entire team. We had a great game and had so many players play well."

Spartans Keeper Kristen Funk (1st year, Calgary) made a pair of saves in the shootout and notched a penalty kick herself as she lead her squad to the gold medal game. With the TWU win, Victoria will head to Langley, B.C. with the Spartans as the Canada West Representatives at the CIS Tournament hosted by TWU next weekend. "Kristen played great. She made some outstanding saves and probably saved the game for us in the final minute," added Roxburgh.

Midfielder Chantelle Whitehead (1st year, Surrey, B.C.) gave the Spartans a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute off a TWU free kick. About 25 yards from the UBC goal, Whitehead feathered a hard low shot through the crowded 1-yard box into the far corner just beyond the reach of a fully stretched Jaclyn Dunnett.

Natalie Hirayama equalized for the T-Birds in the 61st minute off a UBC corner. The ball was played towards the far post off an Anja Sigloch header and Hirayama, the 2007 Canada West Rookie of the Year, made a diving lunge and slotted the ball home past Funk.

After extra time solved nothing, the two teams headed to the dreaded shootout.

Funk came up with two big saves on the T-Birds last two shooters to propel her team into the Canada West gold medal game. She stopped UBC defenders Chelsea Stang and Jessica Briker, as the Spartans won 4-3 in penalty kicks.

Scoring in the shootout for the Spartans was Funk, Meghan McKinnon (1st year, Langley, B.C.), Rebecca Ferguson (3rd year, Calgary), and Daniela Gerig (2nd year, Fort Langley, B.C.). Responding for the T-Birds were Caitlin Davie, Hirayama, and Anja Sigloch.

Hirayama was arguably the most dangerous T-Bird on the field and looked to have a chance to give the 'Birds victory in the 90th minute. A through ball found her streaking into the TWU box but her strike was parried just wide by Funk.

In the second extra period, Hirayama had a strike go past the TWU keeper only to meet the wood work as the teams watched the second straight women's Canada West semi-final go to penalty kicks.

In the first game of the day, Victoria escaped the Manitoba Bisons in the shootout after teams tied 1-1 during regulation and the Vikes will join TWU in Langley, B.C. at next week's CIS Tournament Nov.6-9.

The Vikes and Spartans will play for Canada West Gold Sunday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. at the University of Victoria.

-source UBC Sports Information.




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