Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Alberta*


Trinity Western101« FINAL


Game Date: 9/13/2009Location: Edmonton, AB
Game Time: 12:00 PMAttendance: 103
Scorer: P. Cartledge
Trinity WesternAlberta
Goal Scorer(s)Nikki Wright (19) - 13:04
Total Goals Scored10
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target42
Total Shots1516
Corner Kicks53
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls96
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90021,1
2Nikki Byrne900/00/00
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
7Alicia Tesan800/03/00
8Colleen Webber900/00/00
9Natalie Boyd900/04/20
10Melissa Mobilio620/00/00
12Tessa Meyer670/01/00
15Rebecca Ferguson740/02/10
16Kristen Santema900/00/00
19Nikki Wright*900/03/11
5Daniela Gerig610/02/00
24Alexi Foster160/00/00
31Sabina Bullard (GK)90131,2
2Robyn Yuzdepski900/01/00
3Lindsay Stewart900/01/00
6Shalla Kadima900/00/00
7Elise Emmott900/05/20
10Sarah Smyth570/00/00
11Veronique Mayer900/03/00
12Jacqueline Smith150/00/00
13Heather Lund900/03/00
14Amanda Black900/01/00
15Keshia Wallin900/00/00
9Jennifer Vos330/01/00
18Carleigh Miller750/01/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




- Trinity Western University forward Nikki Wright (Cloverdale, B.C.) scored the winner and keeper Kristen Funk (Calgary) earned the shutout to lead the No. 1 Spartans to a 1-0 win over the University of Alberta Pandas Sunday afternoon at Foote Field in Edmonton. The win moves the defending national champion Spartans to 2-0-0, while the loss keeps the Pandas winless at 0-2-0 after the opening weekend of play in Canada West.

“It was a good road win for us and kudos to our team for defending the pressure that Alberta put on us as they through everyone forward at the end of the match,” commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “Natalie Boyd (Surrey, B.C.) was very instrumental in our defence as she was able to defend and cover every blade of grass on the park.”

The Pandas had the first quality chance of the afternoon when midfielder Elise Emmott (Edmonton) got a quick shot off in the third minute.  Unfortunately for Alberta the shot was met by the Spartans Funk, who deflected the shot up over the crossbar to keep the Pandas off the score board.

In the 13th minute the Spartans Wright would get the lone goal of the match. The goal came when rookie midfielder Kristen Santema (Coquitlam, B.C.) found Wright, who had broken free from her defender in the offensive zone. The 2008 Canada West Player of the Year moved around Alberta goalkeeper Sabina Bullard (Edmonton) and, while going to the turf, shot the ball towards the Pandas net. Alberta defender Veronique Mayer (Edmonton) made a valiant late charging effort to stop the shot from finding the back of the net but to no avail as Wright knotted her second game winning goal of the weekend.

The remainder of the first half was mostly spent in the Alberta end, especially a 12-minute stretch starting around the 30th minute where the Pandas were unable to get the ball past the center line.  The Spartans sent nine shots in total in the half in Bullard’s direction before Alberta took one last attempt before the half was over, with Mayer shooting a free kick just wide of the near post.

The start of the second half saw Trinity Western with the advantage in play early on as the Spartans outshot Alberta five to two. But as the half progressed the Pandas took more control. Over the remaining 22 minutes of the match Alberta outshot TWU nine to one, but the Spartans Funk and her teammates were able to keep the shots from finding the back of the net as TWU held on for the one goal victory.

Funk made two saves to earn her second win, while Bullard made three saves in the loss.

The Spartans will now take their perfect start west to Vancouver to take on the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds for their lone match of the weekend on Sat. Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. The Pandas meanwhile will look to find their first win of the young season next weekend when head out on the road to face the University of Manitoba Bisons and University of Regina Cougars.

Match Notes: The Pandas had the edge in overall shots, 16-15, but the Spartans had the edge in shots on net at four to two…TWU also had the edge in corner kicks five to three and off sides at five to one… TWU is 7-3-4 lifetime against Alberta…




Trinity Western Period: 1Alberta
Kristen Funk at goalie for TWU.00:00
00:00Sabina Bullard at goalie for Alberta.
03:03Shot by AB Elise Emmott, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Shot by TWU Alicia Tesan WIDE.04:35
Offside against TWU.08:31
Foul on TWU.
GOAL by TWU Nikki Wright (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Kristen Santema.13:04
14:56AB substitution: Carleigh Miller for Jacqueline Smith.
Shot by TWU Nikki Wright BLOCKED.15:21
Foul on TWU.
Header Shot by TWU Rebecca Ferguson, SAVE Sabina Bullard.21:08
Foul on TWU.
25:12Shot by AB Elise Emmott WIDE.
25:40Shot by AB Elise Emmott WIDE.
27:16Shot by AB Elise Emmott HIGH.
TWU substitution: Daniela Gerig for Rebecca Ferguson.28:54
Shot by TWU Alicia Tesan WIDE.32:34
Foul on TWU.
Shot by TWU Alicia Tesan WIDE.34:23
Shot by TWU Daniela Gerig WIDE.34:42
Header Shot by TWU Daniela Gerig WIDE.36:47
Offside against TWU.38:45
Shot by TWU Natalie Boyd WIDE.41:07
Foul on TWU.
44:07Shot by AB Veronique Mayer WIDE.
Trinity Western Period: 2Alberta
TWU substitution: Rebecca Ferguson for Alicia Tesan.45:00
47:00Shot by AB Carleigh Miller WIDE.
Foul on Alberta.
Shot by TWU Natalie Boyd, SAVE Sabina Bullard.48:21
Offside against TWU.49:59
50:25Shot by AB Lindsay Stewart HIGH.
Shot by TWU Tessa Meyer WIDE.51:22
TWU substitution: Alicia Tesan for Melissa Mobilio.54:54
Foul on Alberta.
56:58AB substitution: Jennifer Vos for Sarah Smyth.
Shot by TWU Natalie Boyd, SAVE Sabina Bullard.57:41
Foul on Alberta.
Shot by TWU Natalie Boyd HIGH.59:15
Offside against TWU.61:41
TWU substitution: Alexi Foster for Tessa Meyer.67:09
Shot by TWU Rebecca Ferguson BLOCKED.67:27
Offside against TWU.67:34
67:59Shot by AB Amanda Black WIDE.
Foul on TWU.
69:15Shot by AB Veronique Mayer WIDE.
69:54Shot by AB Heather Lund WIDE.
70:27Shot by AB Veronique Mayer HIGH.
73:41Offside against Alberta.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on Alberta.
Foul on TWU.
77:25Header Shot by AB Heather Lund WIDE.
78:19Shot by AB Jennifer Vos WIDE.
81:06Shot by AB Elise Emmott, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Header Shot by TWU Nikki Wright WIDE.83:04
TWU substitution: Melissa Mobilio for Alexi Foster.83:11
83:54Shot by AB Heather Lund WIDE.
85:10Shot by AB Robyn Yuzdepski WIDE.
Foul on TWU.
TWU substitution: Kaleigh Henry for Alicia Tesan.89:35
Foul on Alberta.
Foul on Alberta.

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