Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Fraser Valley*


Trinity Western000
Fraser Valley000


Game Date: 10/31/2009Location: Abbotsford, BC
Game Time: 12:00pmAttendance: 69
Referee: Rubin Smilev, Asst. Referee: MArie-Solell Beaudoi, Ashley Bilodeau, Alt. Official: Kevin Duliba, Timekeeper: Merhzad Sorabji, Scorer: Graham St.Eloi
Trinity WesternFraser Valley
Goal Scorer(s)
Total Goals Scored00
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target54
Total Shots139
Corner Kicks33
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards10
Yellow Cards10
Other Fouls148
Trinity Western
01Kristen Funk (GK)90044,0
10Melissa Mobilio900/01/00
12Tessa Meyer900/10/00
15Rebecca Ferguson900/05/30
24Alexi Foster900/01/10
5Daniela Gerig840/03/00
19Nikki Wright880/02/10
2Nikki Byrne900/01/00
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
8Colleen Webber900/00/00
16Kristen Santema900/00/00
17Caitlin Haines80/00/00
Fraser Valley
01Chantelle Biagioni (GK)90053,2
3Roxanne Snook900/01/00
7Megan Webster900/03/10
8Marie VerBenKov640/01/10
9Ellen Kuyer900/01/10
10Kristen Vanderpauw900/00/00
20Danica Snook900/01/00
2Selina Miller670/01/00
5Emma Broadfoot900/01/10
6Lyndsay Munro900/00/00
13Angela French900/00/00
12Maddie Vaughan410/00/00
18Danielle Schmidt80/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia
– The Trinity Western University women’s soccer team clinched their first ever Canada West league title with a 0-0 draw with the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades Saturday afternoon in Abbotsford, B.C.

“It is a tremendous league with great teams and for us to get first with this many points is a testament to how hard our players have worked and focused all season long,” commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “The whole team showed great heart through adversity today. It just shows that they have character as well as well as talent.”

The win moves the Spartans to 11-1-1 and gives them 34 points with one match remaining on the season. Second place Victoria sits at 8-2-3 and 27 points after a 1-0 loss to the University of British Columbia. The tie drops the Cascades to 5-4-4 for 19 points and eliminates them from the play-offs as they trail fourth place Alberta by four points.

The Spartans were forced to play with 11 after midfielder Tessa Meyer (Surrey, B.C.) was red carded 30 minutes into the contest. TWU keeper Kristen Funk (Calgary) made four saves to earn her league-leading seventh shutout of the season.

Offensively, midfielder Rebecca Ferguson (Calgary) had five shot, three of which were turned away by Chantelle Biagioni (Pitt Meadows, B.C.).

Even though they were done a player for much of the match the Spartans still had the edge in play outshooting the Cascades 13 to nine. Their ability to control the match is largely a result of the play of the TWU midfield and back line. “I thought Melissa Mobilio (Coquitlam, B.C.) and Alexis Foster (Fort Langley, B.C.) did a fantastic job in the midfield today,” commented Roxburgh.

TWU’s best chance came in the 70th minute when Daniela Gerig (Fort Langley, B.C.) worked her way to get open at the top of the UFV box. Gerig made a hard turn and in one motion, as she was being knocked to the ground, sent a ball screaming toward the Cascades net. The ball got past Giagioni, but rang off of the far post and went harmlessly out of play.

The Cascades Biagioni made five saves and earned her sixth shutout of the season for the Cascades, who now own a 5-4-4 record. UFV will finish the season with its best showing during four years of CIS competition.

The Spartans will now travel to Victoria to play the Vikes tomorrow at noon in a tune-up for the Canada West play-offs.
The CW Final Four will be held next Fri. and Sat. at Trinity Western University.

The Cascades finish off their season Sunday with a game against UBC at noon at Bateman Park in Abbotsford.

Match Notes: The league title is the first in the women’s soccer programs history. They previously hosted the CW play-offs in 2002 when the host rotated around the league. The Spartans previously tied for first in 2004 with UBC at 9-2-3. The Thunderbirds were awarded first as they owned the tie break on the Spartans… TWU finishes in first, Victoria second…UBC and Alberta are currently at 25 and 23 points respectively with each having one match remaining…UBC is at UFV, while Alberta is at Saskatchewan…UBC owns the tie-break, so they need only a tie or a Panda tie or loss to clinch third… The Canada West champion and silver medalist both advance to the CIS championship in Toronto Nov. 12-15…




Trinity Western Period: 1Fraser Valley
Kristen Funk at goalie for TWU.00:00
00:00Chantelle Biagioni at goalie for UFV.
01:36Shot by UFV-W Megan Webster, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Foul on TWU.
Shot by TWU-W Rebecca Ferguson WIDE.05:24
Foul on TWU.
Foul on TWU.
07:39Shot by UFV-W Marie VerBenKov, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Shot by TWU-W Nikki Wright HIGH.08:21
Foul on TWU.
Shot by TWU-W Rebecca Ferguson, SAVE Chantelle Biagioni.10:47
Shot by TWU-W Nikki Byrne BLOCKED.15:35
18:12Shot by UFV-W Roxanne Snook WIDE.
Foul on TWU.
Shot by TWU-W Daniela Gerig WIDE.22:07
Foul on UFV.
Foul on UFV.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on TWU.
27:41Shot by UFV-W Emma Broadfoot, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on TWU.
Red card on TWU-W Tessa Meyer.29:42
Foul on TWU.
Foul on UFV.
Shot by TWU-W Rebecca Ferguson, SAVE Chantelle Biagioni.36:35
Foul on UFV.
Shot by TWU-W Nikki Wright, SAVE Chantelle Biagioni.37:50
40:51UFV-W substitution: Maddie Vaughan for Selina Miller.
Foul on TWU.
45:00Shot by UFV-W Ellen Kuyer, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Trinity Western Period: 2Fraser Valley
Shot by TWU-W Daniela Gerig WIDE.47:40
Foul on UFV.
50:32Shot by UFV-W Danica Snook WIDE.
Foul on UFV.
Foul on TWU.
Foul on UFV.
Shot by TWU-W Melissa Mobilio HIGH.59:32
Shot by TWU-W Alexi Foster, SAVE Chantelle Biagioni.63:00
63:33Shot by UFV-W Megan Webster WIDE.
63:42UFV-W substitution: Selina Miller for Marie VerBenKov.
Shot by TWU-W Rebecca Ferguson, SAVE Chantelle Biagioni.67:06
Foul on TWU.
Shot by TWU-W Daniela Gerig WIDE.70:13
Foul on TWU.
Yellow card on TWU-W Carla Breadon.72:47
TWU-W substitution: Caitlin Haines for Daniela Gerig.75:29
Foul on UFV.
Shot by TWU-W Rebecca Ferguson HIGH.79:08
81:47Shot by UFV-W Selina Miller WIDE.
81:53UFV-W substitution: Danielle Schmidt for Maddie Vaughan.
TWU-W substitution: Daniela Gerig for Nikki Wright.81:53
TWU-W substitution: Nikki Wright for Caitlin Haines.83:43
87:07Shot by UFV-W Megan Webster BLOCKED.

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