Box Score

Scheduled Game: ALBERTA*


Trinity Western123« FINAL


Game Date: 10/22/2011Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 5:00 pmAttendance: 275
Referee: Noel Estacio, Asst. Referee: Lisa Mather, Art Bandenieks, Alt. Official: Martin Reid, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
AlbertaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Heather Lund (13) - 7:45
Daniela Gerig (5) - 27:06
Sarah-Kim Bergeron (15) - 49:22
Sarah-Kim Bergeron (15) - 55:52
Total Goals Scored13
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target57
Total Shots1316
Corner Kicks22
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards01
Other Fouls1015
31Kelti Biggs (GK)72342,2
5Darcie Kutryk900/02/10
7Elise Emmott900/04/10
18Carleigh Miller900/01/00
9Kayla Michaels900/02/10
13Heather Lund*900/03/21
14Amanda Black900/00/00
3A. Schellenberg900/00/00
6Shalla Kadima900/00/00
12Rebecca Brandt900/00/00
22Victoria Saccomani820/00/00
1Christine Tallon180/00/00
11Sarah Smyth80/01/00
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90143,1
7Alicia Tesan660/01/10
9Natalie Boyd900/02/00
10Melissa Mobilio900/03/20
13Vanessa Kovacs210/00/00
5Daniela Gerig*830/04/11
19Nikki Wright620/00/00
2Nikki Byrne900/01/10
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
8Colleen Webber900/02/00
21Jennifer Castillo900/00/00
6Jenna Di Nunzio370/00/00
12Tessa Meyer171/00/00
15Sarah-Kim Bergeron*150/02/22
24Alexi Foster590/01/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




LANGLEY, British Columbia –
Trinity Western’s Sarah-Kim Bergeron scored two goals in six minutes early in the second half to spark the No. 2 Spartans to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over No. 6 Alberta Saturday night at Rogers Park.

The win keeps the Spartans at the top of the Canada West table at 10-1-1 and extends their unbeaten streak to 11 games, while the loss drops the Pandas to 8-4-0 and third place in CW. UBC currently sits in second place in Canada West at 9-1-2. The outcome of the final two matches of the season will determine who will finish in top spot and host the CW Final Four.

“I thought it took us 25 minutes to sort out who was picking up some of their midfielders but Alberta is a very good team,” said Spartans coach Graham Roxburgh. “They showed that their system is very effective and they have class up front. I thought Amanda Black and Heather Lund for them especially were very dangerous. And then Elise [Emmott] was very good.

“But we persevered and the thing I’m most pleased with is that in games when we’ve gone down in the past, we maybe haven’t played the most intelligent. In the last 10 minutes of the first half and the whole second half, I thought we were very intelligent and we made good decisions and that turned out to be the difference tonight.”

The Spartans Melissa Mobilio had the first good chance of the opening frame. On hard individual work the TWU midfielder went in alone on the Pandas Kelti Biggs. Mobilio sent the ball hard towards the left side of the Alberta net, but Biggs was up to the task as she made a diving stop to keep the home team off of the board.

The Pandas opened the scoring in the eighth minute on a strike from forward Heather Lund. Lund was sent in up the left side on a pass from forward Amanda Black. Lund went in on TWU keeper Kristen Funk and slid the ball past the charging Spartans keeper just inside the far left post to put the Pandas up 1-0.

After a number of close chances Trinity Western’s Daniela Gerig got the equalizer in the 28th minute. Forward Alicia Tesan sent Gerig through the back line of the Pandas defence. The speedy forward out ran the defenders and side-stepped a charging Biggs before taking a touch and firing the ball into the left side of the Alberta net to tie the match at 1-1.

In the 33rd minute the Pandas were awarded a free kick from just outside the top right corner of the TWU penalty area. Alberta’s Elise Emmott took the kick and sent it towards the top right corner of the Spartans net, but the Spartans Funk was there to make the leaping grab and keep the match tied.

Natalie Boyd was sent in on the Alberta net in the 39th minute on a pretty feed from Melissa Mobilio, but  Boyd’s shot missed the target by a few feet.

In the 40th minute Alberta’s Darcie Kutryk sent a long drive from outside the top left of the Spartans box towards the TWU net. Funk was once again in the right spot to make the two handed grab.

In the 43rd minute Kayla Michaels sent a cross to Kutryk at the top the TWU box. Kutryk rifled the ball just overt the Spartans cross bar as the two teams would go into the break knotted at 1-1.

Alberta ended the first 45 outshooting Trinity Western nine to eight and four to three in shots on goal.

Right at the start of the second half the Spartans got the break they needed to get their first lead of the match. The Spartans Natalie Boyd sent a ball up the left side to Gerig, who then slipped across the field to find a hard running Sarah-Kim Bergeron up the right side of the Alberta penalty area. Bergeron went in alone on the Pandas Biggs and slide the ball into the short side of the Alberta net to give TWU the 2-1 lead in the 50th minute.

Bergeron was at it again six minutes later. Jenna Di Nunzio found Melissa Mobilio up the left side of the park. Mobilio found Bergeron charging to the near post. Bergeron beat Biggs to the ball and clipped it into the top left corner of the Pandas net to give the Spartans a 3-1 lead with 34 minutes remaining.

Over the next 15 minutes the Spartans took control of the pace and possession of play. TWU’s Gerig and Alicia Tesan each had quality opportunities, but failed to find the target. Alberta changed keepers in the 72nd minute as Christine Tallon came in for Biggs.

As the clock wound down the Spartans continued to control the play and prevented the Pandas from getting any quality opportunities as TWU ended the match with the 3-1 win.

Kristen Funk made four saves to earn her 10th win of the season, while Biggs made four saves in the loss. Alberta’s Tallon made zero saves in 18 minutes.

Next up for the Spartans is the final conference eweekend of Canada West when TWU will travel to southern Alberta to play the University of Lethbridge on Oct. 29 and the University of Calgary on Oct. 30. The Pandas will head home to Edmonton to host the University of Manitoba and the University of Regina.

Match Notes: TWU finished the match outshooting Alberta 16 to 13 in total shots and seven to five in shots on goal…both teams had two corner kicks…while TWU was called for two offsides…




Alberta Period: 1Trinity Western
Kelti Biggs at goalie for Alberta.00:00
00:00Kristen Funk at goalie for Trinity Western.
Shot by ALBERTAW Elise Emmott BLOCKED.00:59
02:40Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [02:40].
03:03Shot by TWUW Colleen Webber WIDE.
Foul on Trinity Western.
06:27Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio, SAVE Kelti Biggs.
Foul on Alberta.
GOAL by ALBERTAW Heather Lund (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Amanda Black.07:45
*ball over top shot from right to blc
Foul on Alberta.
Foul on Trinity Western.
13:52Offside against Trinity Western.
Shot by ALBERTAW Carleigh Miller BLOCKED.16:10
Shot by ALBERTAW Heather Lund, SAVE Kristen Funk.16:31
Foul on Alberta.
21:00TWUW substitution: Alexi Foster for Vanessa Kovacs.
23:15Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig WIDE.
Shot by ALBERTAW Heather Lund WIDE.25:49
27:06GOAL by TWUW Daniela Gerig, Assist by Alicia Tesan.
*pass thu gerig rounded keeper shot to blc
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by ALBERTAW Elise Emmott, SAVE Kristen Funk.32:47
33:30Shot by TWUW Nikki Byrne, SAVE Kelti Biggs.
Foul on Alberta.
Foul on Trinity Western.
36:18TWUW substitution: Jenna Di Nunzio for Alicia Tesan.
37:15Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig BLOCKED.
37:44Header Shot by TWUW Alexi Foster WIDE.
38:21Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd WIDE.
Shot by ALBERTAW Darcie Kutryk, SAVE Kristen Funk.39:57
Foul on Trinity Western.
Corner kick by ALBERTAW Elise Emmott [42:25].42:25
Shot by ALBERTAW Elise Emmott WIDE.42:33
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by ALBERTAW Darcie Kutryk HIGH.43:41
Corner kick by ALBERTAW Elise Emmott [44:29].44:29
Foul on Alberta.
Foul on Alberta.
End of period [45:00].-END-45:00End of period [45:00].-END-
Alberta Period: 2Trinity Western
Start of 2nd period [45:00].45:00Start of 2nd period [45:00].
45:00TWUW substitution: Sarah-Kim Bergeron for Nikki Wright.
Foul on Alberta.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by ALBERTAW Kayla Michaels BLOCKED.47:34
49:22GOAL by TWUW Sarah-Kim Bergeron, Assist by Daniela Gerig and Natalie Boyd.
*pass across top of box shot from right to brc
Foul on Trinity Western.
54:04Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio WIDE.
55:52GOAL by TWUW Sarah-Kim Bergeron, Assist by Melissa Mobilio and Jenna Di Nunzio.
*scramble at lc of box, square pass shot into emtpy net
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
60:12TWUW substitution: Alicia Tesan for Sarah-Kim Bergeron.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by ALBERTAW Elise Emmott WIDE.61:14
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Alberta.
66:23Shot by TWUW Alicia Tesan, SAVE Kelti Biggs.
66:54Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [66:54].
67:09Shot by TWUW Colleen Webber BLOCKED.
67:15Shot by TWUW Daniela Gerig WIDE.
69:16Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio, SAVE Kelti Biggs.
70:04Offside against Trinity Western.
ALBERTAW substitution: Christine Tallon for Kelti Biggs.71:40
Christine Tallon at goalie for Alberta.72:00
73:06TWUW substitution: Nikki Wright for Jenna Di Nunzio.
73:06TWUW substitution: Tessa Meyer for Alexi Foster.
Shot by ALBERTAW Kayla Michaels, SAVE Kristen Funk.74:18
Foul on Alberta.
77:16Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd WIDE.
Foul on Alberta.
Foul on Trinity Western.
ALBERTAW substitution: Sarah Smyth for Victoria Saccomani.82:14
83:17TWUW substitution: Alexi Foster for Daniela Gerig.
Foul on Trinity Western.
90:00Yellow card on TWUW Tessa Meyer.
Shot by ALBERTAW Sarah Smyth BLOCKED.90:00
End of period [90:00].-END-90:00End of period [90:00].-END-

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