Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Manitoba*


Trinity Western022« FINAL


Game Date: 10/4/2009Location: Winnipeg
Game Time: 12:00pmAttendance: 124
Trinity WesternManitoba
Goal Scorer(s)Alicia Tesan (7) - 59:02
Daniela Gerig (5) - 76:34
Jaime Lacoste (14) - 5:38
Total Goals Scored21
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target46
Total Shots511
Corner Kicks43
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls82
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90151,4
2Nikki Byrne900/00/00
9Natalie Boyd900/02/20
10Melissa Mobilio900/01/00
12Tessa Meyer550/00/00
16Kristen Santema900/00/00
5Daniela Gerig*640/01/11
15Rebecca Ferguson670/00/00
19Nikki Wright770/00/00
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
8Colleen Webber900/00/00
7Alicia Tesan*620/01/11
24Alexi Foster350/00/00
1Ashley Forbes (GK)90220,2
8Alison Kastner900/01/10
11Desiree Scott900/02/10
15Kathryn Ateah710/00/00
12Caley Miskimmin900/01/00
14Jaime Lacoste*500/02/11
21Paula Fast900/02/10
2Gillian Sidon900/01/10
3Julie Lafreniere810/01/10
7Carrie Nash900/00/00
18Dana Baker900/00/00
6Jennifer Campbell90/00/00
9Lianna Bestvater400/00/00
10Jaclyn Dyck190/01/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




– On the back of forward Daniela Gerig’s (Fort Langley, B.C.) goal in the 77th minute the No. 1 Trinity Western University women’s soccer team remained perfect with a come from behind 2-1 victory over the No. 8 University of Manitoba Bisons Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg. The win moves the Spartans into sole first place in Canada West at 6-0-0, while the loss drops the Bisons into second place at 5-2-1.

“Manitoba was excellent today they made it very tough for us to get any open space or create any sustained attack. All credit to them they were probably the better team in the first half. But we came out with more urgency and composure in the second half,” commented TWU head Coach Graham Roxburgh. “Full credit to our players it was a hard fought win that could have gone either way and I’m delighted that we came away with a hard fought road win.”

The Bisons were solid in the opening half as they stymied the strong Spartan attack and did not allow any shots on Bison keeper Ashley Forbes. Meanwhile on the offensive end they were a constant threat with four shots and two corner kicks. Manitoba was rewarded for their efforts in the sixth minute when Jaime Lacoste converted a pass from Desiree Scott to give the home team the early 1-0 lead.

Trailing to the Bisons 1-0 at the half the Spartans got things sorted out in the second half.  On strong play from 2008 Canada West Player of the Year Nikki Wright (Cloverdale, B.C.) the Spartans were able to control the centre of the park and limit the Bison possession in the offensive end as TWU outshot the home team seven to four in the final 45 minutes. “Nikki did a lot of tireless work in the second half and did the little things that allow a team to be successful,” said Roxburgh on his All-Canadian forward.

As the half progressed the Spartans were able to turn the flow against the Bisons and eventually got the tying goal in the 60th minute.

TWU rookie forward Alicia Tesan (Vancouver) got the tying goal after Gerig, who had received a forward ball from Melissa Mobilio (Coquitlam, B.C.), beat the Manitoba defender to the outside of the box where she squared the ball to Tesan. Tesan then one timed the ball from about eight yards out past Manitoba’s Forbes.

The Spartans took the lead on Gerig’s goal with 13 minutes remaining. Natalie Boyd (Surrey, B.C.) hit a diagonal ball to Gerig, who got in behind the Manitoba back line, where she settled the ball and finished it very tidily to give the Spartans the 2-1 lead.  “What can you say about Daniela she has been a work horse for us, to finish the way she did and send us home with full points was excellent,” commented Roxburgh.

The Spartans keeper Kristen Funk (Calgary) was solid in net for Trinity Western as she made five saves to earn the win, while The Bisons Ashley Forbes made two saves in the loss.

There is no rest for the top ranked Spartans as they return home to host the No. 5 University of Victoria on Fri., Oct. 9 and the University of the Fraser Valley on Sat., Oct. 10. Match time on both nights is set for 5 p.m. In the Spartans last 15 matches the Vikes are the only team to have beaten TWU, which was a 1-0 win in the CW final. TWU would go on to beat Victoria 1-0 in the CIS semi-final.

Match Notes: The Bisons goal in the sixth minute breaks the Spartans shutout streak at 224 minutes… The Spartans, who have played five of their first six games on the road will now have the luxury of six straight home matches at TWU…TWU is now 5-2-0 lifetime against the Bisons, who entered Canada West play in 2005…Dating back to last season the Spartans have run their unbeaten-untied streak to nine games in CW and CIS play and 10 games in CW conference play…




Trinity Western Period: 1Manitoba
Kristen Funk at goalie for Trinity Western.00:00
00:00Ashley Forbes at goalie for Manitoba.
Corner kick by TWUW Rebecca Ferguson.02:01
05:38Header GOAL by MANITOBA Jaime Lacoste (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Desiree Scott.
Offside against Trinity Western.08:50
09:33Corner kick by MANITOBA Jaime Lacoste.
11:19Shot by MANITOBA Jaime Lacoste WIDE.
11:34Corner kick by MANITOBA Jaime Lacoste.
Foul on Trinity Western.
19:22Shot by MANITOBA Paula Fast WIDE.
TWUW substitution: Alicia Tesan for Daniela Gerig.26:34
33:05Header Shot by MANITOBA Paula Fast, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Corner kick by TWUW Natalie Boyd.34:18
Offside against Trinity Western.34:56
Foul on Trinity Western.
42:16Offside against Manitoba.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.-END--END-
Trinity Western Period: 2Manitoba
TWUW substitution: Daniela Gerig for Nikki Wright.45:00
45:35Shot by MANITOBA Caley Miskimmin BLOCKED.
46:26Offside against Manitoba.
Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio WIDE.47:35
50:25MANITOBA substitution: Lianna Bestvater for Jaime Lacoste.
Foul on Trinity Western.
51:23Shot by MANITOBA Desiree Scott WIDE.
52:23Shot by MANITOBA Alison Kastner, SAVE Kristen Funk.
54:25Corner kick by MANITOBA Lianna Bestvater.
TWUW substitution: Alexi Foster for Tessa Meyer.55:14
Foul on Manitoba.
Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd, SAVE Ashley Forbes.56:05
57:25Shot by MANITOBA Julie Lafreniere, SAVE Kristen Funk.
TWUW substitution: Nikki Wright for Rebecca Ferguson.57:37
GOAL by TWUW Alicia Tesan, Assist by Melissa Mobilio and Daniela Gerig.59:02
Offside against Trinity Western.60:22
65:47Shot by MANITOBA Gillian Sidon, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Offside against Trinity Western.66:40
Offside against Trinity Western.71:07
71:24MANITOBA substitution: Jaclyn Dyck for Kathryn Ateah.
72:15Shot by MANITOBA Jaclyn Dyck WIDE.
Corner kick by TWUW Natalie Boyd.73:46
GOAL by TWUW Daniela Gerig, Assist by Alicia Tesan and Natalie Boyd.76:34
Foul on Trinity Western.
TWUW substitution: Rebecca Ferguson for Daniela Gerig.81:02
81:02MANITOBA substitution: Jennifer Campbell for Julie Lafreniere.
81:33Shot by MANITOBA Desiree Scott, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Foul on Manitoba.
Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd, SAVE Ashley Forbes.82:50
Corner kick by TWUW Rebecca Ferguson.84:00
Foul on Trinity Western.
TWUW substitution: Daniela Gerig for Alicia Tesan.88:57
Foul on Trinity Western.-END--END-

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