Box Score



British Columbia000
Trinity Western202« FINAL


Game Date: 9/26/2009Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 5:05Attendance: 310
Referee: Candice Brown, Asst. Referee: Marie-Solei Beaudoin, Curtis Stewart, Alt. Official: Mladen Herceg, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
British ColumbiaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Rebecca Ferguson (15) - 21:50
Rebecca Ferguson (15) - 38:25
Total Goals Scored02
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target17
Total Shots618
Corner Kicks43
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls89
British Columbia
01Leah Peric (GK)90250,5
2Caitlin Davie900/01/00
3Natalie Hirayama900/00/00
4Sara Treloar570/00/00
23Lisa Furutani570/01/00
11Rachael Sawer730/01/00
20Janine Frazao900/02/10
6Kelly Isberg900/00/00
13Jessika Briker900/00/00
17Chelsea Stang900/01/00
21Jordan Kitigawa450/00/00
5Christina Donnelly330/00/00
7Diane Rizzardo330/00/00
9Carmen Lindsay170/00/00
22Kelly Cook450/00/00
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90011,0
9Natalie Boyd840/02/10
10Melissa Mobilio900/00/00
12Tessa Meyer710/01/00
15Rebecca Ferguson*900/03/22
5Daniela Gerig640/04/00
19Nikki Wright800/03/10
2Nikki Byrne900/00/00
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
8Colleen Webber900/00/00
16Kristen Santema900/02/20
7Alicia Tesan460/03/10
17Caitlin Haines60/00/00
24Alexi Foster100/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




Langley, British Columbia
– Add Rebecca Ferguson (Calgary) to the mix of Spartan snipers for 2009. The fourth year forward tallied twice in the first half to lead the No. 1 Trinity Western University Spartans to a 2-0 win over the No. 9 University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Saturday night at TWU’s Langley, B.C. campus.  But it was the Spartans as a group that shone as TWU controlled the play and outshot UBC 18-6.The win gives the Spartans a sweep of the Thunderbirds and keeps TWU without a blemish at 4-0-0, while the loss drops UBC to 1-2-1.

“We knew that they would come at us with their firepower and I thought that they were the better team in the first twenty minutes as they got balls behind us as we were a bit shaky to start,” commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “But we settled down and we were dangerous as we started to get our quick players in behind their back line. Once that happened our midfielders took more control in keeping possession of the ball and winning balls back. So overall it’s great that Becca got the two goals, but in reality I think that it was a good corporate win. Everybody contributed to this win.”

In the defending CIS champions first two weekends it was Nikki Wright (Cloverdale, B.C.) with two goals in week one and Alicia Tesan (Vancouver) with two in week two. Now Ferguson is added to the list of Spartans with multiple goals who average over .500 goals per game.

Ferguson opened the scoring in the 22nd minutes off of a Spartan corner kick. She curved the ball from the left corner towards the near post of the Thunderbird net. UBC keeper Leah Peric (Vancouver) was able to make contact with the ball but was unable to prevent it from crossing the goal line as TWU took the early 1-0 lead.

Seventeen minutes later Ferguson was at it again. This time she was going up the right side of the park after a perfectly played through ball from midfielder Natalie Boyd (Surrey, B.C.) sprung Ferguson free behind the UBC back line. Ferguson went in alone on Peric and sent a high shot over the charging keeper and into the top of the Thunderbirds net to give TWU a 2-0 lead in the 39th minute. “Becca’s second goal was really well taken on a great splitting pass from Natalie Boyd. Our centre back’s were definitely unsung heroes today,” added Roxburgh.

The Thunderbirds best chances came early in the contest as they had some pressure on the TWU back line. But UBC was unable to get anything dangerous with their chances as the Spartans led 2-0 at the half. TWU finished the half with an 8-5 advantage in shots.

The second half was even better for the Spartans. If not for some stellar goaltending by Peric the score would have been more in favour of TWU as the home team held a 10-1 edge in shots in the second frame. In the 65th minute TWU’s Alicia Tesan was in alone at the right side of the UBC box. Peric charged the rookie forward and was able to force the shot high and wide left to keep the Thunderbirds within two. In the 88th minute Peric once again shone as she stopped TWU’s Wright from point blank range inside the six yard box after diving in front of the hard shot and smothering the rebound.

Peric, who started in place of injured All-Canadian keeper Jaclyn Dunnett (Burnaby, B.C.), finished the match with five saves in the loss, while TWU’s Kristen Funk (Calgary) made one save to record her second shut-out of the season. Janine Frazao (Port Moody, B.C.) led the Thunderbirds with two shots, one on target, while Daniela Gerig (Fort Langley, B.C.) led the Spartans with four shots.

The Spartans will now take their perfect record on the road to the far side of the prairies where they will battle the University of Regina and the University of Manitoba on Sat. Oct. 3 and Sun. Oct. 4. The Thunderbirds will also take on the Bisons and the Cougars as they look to get back in the win column. After next weekend the two teams, who are travel partners, will have played five of their first six matches on the road.

Match Notes: Not since Sept. 9, 2006, when UBC dropped the Canada West opener 2-0 to Victoria, have the Thunderbirds been under .500 during the CW season. UBC started that season 2-3-1, but would finish 14-4-2 and go on to win the CIS national championship with a 3-1 win over Queens University…The Spartans, who have a lifetime record of 6-12-5, have now won three straight against the Thunderbirds dating back to last year’s Canada West play-offs…Ferguson’s goals were her first two goals of the season and her first two goal game of her career...




British Columbia Period: 1Trinity Western
Leah Peric at goalie for British Columbia.00:00
00:00Kristen Funk at goalie for Trinity Western.
03:42Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig WIDE.
Header Shot by UBCW Rachael Sawer WIDE.05:16
07:59Shot by TWUW Tessa Meyer HIGH.
09:43Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright WIDE.
17:46Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd HIGH.
Offside against British Columbia.18:26
Shot by UBCW Janine Frazao, SAVE Kristen Funk.19:45
21:50GOAL by TWUW Rebecca Ferguson (FIRST GOAL), goal number 1 for season.
*offcorner near post
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by UBCW Janine Frazao BLOCKED.24:14
Header Shot by UBCW Chelsea Stang HIGH.24:54
28:17Header Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig HIGH.
28:34TWUW substitution: Alicia Tesan for Daniela Gerig.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on British Columbia.
38:25GOAL by TWUW Rebecca Ferguson, Assist by Natalie Boyd and Kristen Santema.
*up rs tru st top rc
Foul on British Columbia.
41:00Shot by TWUW Rebecca Ferguson WIDE.
Shot by UBCW Lisa Furutani WIDE.42:23
Foul on British Columbia.
British Columbia Period: 2Trinity Western
UBCW substitution: Kelly Cook for Jordan Kitigawa.45:00
45:00TWUW substitution: Daniela Gerig for Tessa Meyer.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
52:57Shot by TWUW Alicia Tesan BLOCKED.
54:34Shot by TWUW Alicia Tesan BLOCKED.
55:11Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig BLOCKED.
UBCW substitution: Christina Donnelly for Sara Treloar.56:34
UBCW substitution: Diane Rizzardo for Lisa Furutani.56:34
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
64:19TWUW substitution: Tessa Meyer for Nikki Wright.
65:01Shot by TWUW Alicia Tesan, SAVE Leah Peric.
71:07Header Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig BLOCKED.
71:14Shot by TWUW Kristen Santema, SAVE Leah Peric.
71:23Shot by TWUW Kristen Santema, SAVE Leah Peric.
72:09Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd, SAVE Leah Peric.
UBCW substitution: Carmen Lindsay for Rachael Sawer.73:07
74:43TWUW substitution: Nikki Wright for Alicia Tesan.
Foul on British Columbia.
80:11TWUW substitution: Alexi Foster for Daniela Gerig.
Foul on British Columbia.
Foul on Trinity Western.
84:01Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright HIGH.
84:08TWUW substitution: Caitlin Haines for Natalie Boyd.
87:46Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright, SAVE Leah Peric.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by UBCW Caitlin Davie WIDE.90:00

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