Box Score

Scheduled Game: ALBERTA*


Trinity Western033« FINAL


Game Date: 10/23/2009Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 5:00 pmAttendance: 120
Referee: Mladen Herceg, Asst. Referee: Scott Standing, Curtis Stewart, Alt. Official: Joey Kenward, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
AlbertaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Nikki Wright (19) - 49:00
Nikki Wright (19) - 63:03
Daniela Gerig (5) - 71:48
Total Goals Scored03
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target38
Total Shots716
Corner Kicks58
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls513
31Sabina Bullard (GK)90351,4
3Lindsay Stewart900/00/00
12Jacqueline Smith730/01/00
18Carleigh Miller750/01/10
7Elise Emmott730/00/00
13Heather Lund900/01/10
14Amanda Black900/04/10
2Robyn Yuzdepski900/00/00
6Shalla Kadima900/00/00
11Veronique Mayer900/00/00
15Keshia Wallin900/00/00
5Darcie Kutryk320/00/00
21Christina Le170/00/00
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90031,2
9Natalie Boyd650/01/00
10Melissa Mobilio770/03/20
12Tessa Meyer900/00/00
15Rebecca Ferguson580/00/00
5Daniela Gerig*720/02/21
7Alicia Tesan900/03/10
2Nikki Byrne900/00/00
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
8Colleen Webber800/00/00
16Kristen Santema900/00/00
6Carla Breadon100/00/00
17Caitlin Haines170/00/00
19Nikki Wright*460/05/32
24Alexi Foster250/01/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




LANGLEY, British Columbia
– Trinity Western forward Nikki Wright (Cloverdale, B.C.) scored her sixth and seventh goals of the season to give the Spartans a 3-0 victory over the visiting University of Alberta Pandas Friday night at TWU’s Langley B.C. campus. The win moves the No. 2 Spartans to 10-1-0, while the loss drops the Pandas to 6-3-2.

The 10th Canada West victory is a new program record for the Spartans. Prior to this season the Spartans had hit the nine conference win mark in four separate seasons: 2008 (9-2-3), 2007 (9-3-2), 2006 (9-4-2) and 2004 (9-2-3).

“I’m delighted to get the win, especially after we came off of weekend where we didn’t play our best soccer. Tonight though, especially in the second half, we were dangerous and played with a lot of energy,” commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “The execution was excellent and although there were some strong individual performances tonight’s win was definitely a team win.”

The first half was a matter of bend but don’t break for both teams. Each team made dangerous runs into their opponent’s end of the field but were unable to find the back of the net. The half ended with Trinity Western having a five to four edge in shots and six to four in corner kicks. Each keeper made one save.

The Spartans midfield took control in the second half. They possessed the ball and made smart passes to their forwards, while limiting the Pandas opportunities. The result in the second half was TWU having an 11-3 edge in shots and a 3-0 edge in goals.

 “Our midfield is a very talented group. We talk today about playing together as a unit and our play was excellent as we looked to be a more cohesive unit,” comment Roxburgh. “In particular Tessa Meyer (Surrey, B.C.) was fantastic in the midfield tonight. Her work rate and her decision making in the midfield was great.”

Wright opened the scoring in the 49th minute. The goal came after the Spartans forward Alicia Tesan (Vancouver) came in through traffic on the right side of the box. Tesan hit a hard shot towards the Pandas far post. Alberta’s Sabina Bullard (Edmonton) made a great stop but was unable to corral the rebound. Wright came in hard from the left and hammered the ball into the lower left corner of the Alberta net.

Wright got her second of the game in the 64th minute on a brilliant individual effort. TWU midfielder Natalie Boyd (Surrey, B.C.) hit Wright just past midfield in full stride. Wright beat the Pandas back line down the park to go in alone on the Alberta net. Wright came in on the left and sent the ball past Bullard into the leftside of the net to give TWU the 2-0 lead.

Forward Daniela Gerig (Fort Langley, B.C.) got into the mix in the 71st minute. Gerig’s goal was almost identical to Wright’s second. Melissa Mobilio (Coquitlam, B.C.) found Gerig heading toward the Pandas centre back. Gerig in full stride accelerated towards the Alberta net where she sent the ball into the rightside of the net to give Trinity Western the three goal lead.

TWU keeper Kristen Funk (Calgary) made three saves to record her eighth win of the season and her sixth shutout, while Alberta’s Bullard made five saves in the loss. Funk’s six shutouts tie her for the Canada West lead with Victoria’s Stephanie Parker.

Alberta’s Amanda Black (Edmonton) led the Pandas with four shots and was named Player of the Match for Alberta, while Wright led the Spartans with five shots and was also named Player of the Match.

Next up for the Spartans is the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Match time at TWU is set for 5 pm., while the Pandas will now head to Vancouver to take on the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.

Match notes: Wright’s seven goals put her in third place in CW in total goals, trailing only Victoria’s Kendra Flock’s 11 goals and UBC’s Janine Frazao’s nine goals…After a slow start Wright has scored five goals in the last four matches…




Alberta Period: 1Trinity Western
Sabina Bullard at goalie for Alberta.00:00
00:00Kristen Funk at goalie for Trinity Western.
Foul on Alberta.
03:30Offside against Trinity Western.
Header Shot by ALBERTA Amanda Black BLOCKED.10:28
Shot by ALBERTA Jacqueline Smith HIGH.10:57
13:52Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio BLOCKED.
18:53Offside against Trinity Western.
21:41Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio, SAVE Sabina Bullard.
Foul on Trinity Western.
27:06TWUW substitution: Nikki Wright for Daniela Gerig.
Shot by ALBERTA Carleigh Miller, SAVE Kristen Funk.29:03
Foul on Alberta.
31:50Offside against Trinity Western.
Shot by ALBERTA Amanda Black WIDE.33:03
33:53Shot by TWUW Alicia Tesan WIDE.
Foul on Alberta.
40:05Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright BLOCKED.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Alberta.
Corner kick by TWUW Natalie Boyd.
44:13Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd WIDE.
Alberta Period: 2Trinity Western
45:00TWUW substitution: Daniela Gerig for Rebecca Ferguson.
48:52Shot by TWUW Alicia Tesan, SAVE Sabina Bullard.
49:00GOAL by TWUW Nikki Wright (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Alicia Tesan, goal number 6 for season.
*shot in tightoff rebound LC
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
52:29Shot by TWUW Heather Stevenson BLOCKED.
Foul on Alberta.
Shot by ALBERTA Heather Lund, SAVE Kristen Funk.56:44
Foul on Trinity Western.
ALBERTA substitution: Darcie Kutryk for Carleigh Miller.58:02
62:01Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright, SAVE Sabina Bullard.
63:03GOAL by TWUW Nikki Wright, Assist by Natalie Boyd, goal number 7 for season.
*run passed from midfield LS
64:46TWUW substitution: Alexi Foster for Natalie Boyd.
Foul on Trinity Western.
67:35Offside against Trinity Western.
68:30TWUW substitution: Jilian Dietrich for Katie Wigston.
69:18Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright WIDE.
Foul on Trinity Western.
71:48GOAL by TWUW Daniela Gerig, Assist by Melissa Mobilio, goal number 4 for season.
*Up RS shot RS
ALBERTA substitution: Christina Le for Elise Emmott.72:37
ALBERTA substitution: Carleigh Miller for Jacqueline Smith.72:37
73:12TWUW substitution: Caitlin Haines for Nikki Wright.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by ALBERTA Amanda Black WIDE.76:26
76:32TWUW substitution: Rebecca Ferguson for Melissa Mobilio.
Shot by ALBERTA Amanda Black, SAVE Kristen Funk.77:53
78:18Shot by TWUW Alicia Tesan WIDE.
Foul on Trinity Western.
80:06TWUW substitution: Carla Breadon for Colleen Webber.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
86:04Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio, SAVE Sabina Bullard.
86:58Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig, SAVE Sabina Bullard.
87:46Shot by TWUW Alexi Foster WIDE.
Foul on Trinity Western.

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