Box Score

Scheduled Game: VICTORIA - Canada West Semifinal


Trinity Western123« FINAL


Game Date: 11/4/2011Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 5:09 pmAttendance: 228
Referee: Chris Wattam, Asst. Referee: Mike Perko, Biana Rillena, Alt. Official: Stephen Lebrechthaus, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
VictoriaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Nikki Wright (19) - 20:04
Alicia Tesan (7) - 59:22
Daniela Gerig (5) - 65:21
Total Goals Scored03
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target15
Total Shots719
Corner Kicks24
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls87
1Stephanie Parker (GK)90322,0
4Lindsay Hoetzel770/04/10
8Jaclyn Sawicki900/00/00
13Nathalie Scharf450/00/00
18Tessa Margetts580/00/00
22Amy Lawrence900/00/00
11Jacqueline Harrison450/00/00
2Carly Branion-Calles900/00/00
3Cassie Dennis900/00/00
9Mallory Hackett900/01/00
16Carsen Machin900/00/00
5Maryse Reichgeld450/00/00
7Emma Greig320/00/00
10Shannon Elder450/01/00
15Frankee Bencher130/01/00
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90011,0
6Jenna Di Nunzio520/02/00
9Natalie Boyd830/01/10
10Melissa Mobilio900/05/00
24Alexi Foster750/03/00
7Alicia Tesan*680/02/11
19Nikki Wright*650/02/11
2Nikki Byrne900/00/00
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
8Colleen Webber900/02/10
21Jennifer Castillo900/00/00
5Daniela Gerig*540/01/11
12Tessa Meyer150/00/00
15Sarah-Kim Bergeron310/01/00
17Caitlin Haines70/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




LANGLEY, British Columbia
– The No. 2 Trinity Western Spartans played a near perfect game as they defeated the University of Victoria Vikes 3-0 in Friday afternoon’s second Canada West Final Four semifinal match.  The first place Spartans outshot the fourth place Vikes 19 to seven to earn a trip to the CIS championship at McGill University in Montreal next weekend.

“I’m so pleased for my team. They were tremendous tonight and they were very intent on achieving goals, which was to get to nationals,” commented TWU head coach, and Canada West Coach of the Year, Graham Roxburgh. “I’m really pleased for our seniors, Daniela, Melissa and Alexi, and I’m happy that they will get to finish their wonderful careers at nationals. The kids were fantastic tonight.”

The Spartans opened the match on fire as they outshot the Vikes 13 to three in the opening frame but only managed to go into the break with a one goal advantage.  Canada West first team all-star Melissa Mobilio nearly opened the scoring in the ninth minute, but her slow rolling shot slid inches past the far right post.

“I believe Melissa is the most valuable player in our league and she showed it tonight. In fairness we had great performances from everybody, but she stood out because she is so mature and talented and I get to coach a very special person in Melissa,” commented Roxburgh on his fifth year and FISU midfielder.

Trinity Western midfielder Alexi Foster also missed a glorious opportunity from just outside the six in the 18th minute when her shot went just past the left post.

The Spartans were finally rewarded with the lone goal of the first 45 minutes off of the boot of forward Nikki Wright in the 21st minute. Forward Alicia Tesan sent Wright down the leftside of the pitch where the 2008 Canada West Player of the Year, beat the outside defender and a charging Victoria keeper, Stephanie Parker, before sending the ball into the top right corner of the Vikes net.

The Spartans went into the half leading 1-0, but were by no means comfortable as earlier this season they had also led Victoria 1-0 at the half, only to have the Vikes tie the match late and force Wright to make a game winning shot in the final five minutes.

 “I was a little bit nervous at half, because we were here four weeks ago and they made it very nervy. Victoria has players who are dangerous and can make it difficult,” said Roxburgh. “But credit to my kids they didn’t rely on a one goal lead and they went out and won the second half.”

Trinity Western got the insurance goal in the 15th minute of the second half. In her first goal of the season Tesan had one of the prettiest goals of the year. The second year forward was sent up the middle on a through ball from Natalie Boyd. In a race to the ball, Tesan beat Parker and chipped the ball just under the cross bar from just outside the top of the penalty area to give the Spartans the 2-0 lead.

Six minutes later the Spartans sealed the match with a hardworking goal from forward Daniela Gerig. The goal in the 66th minute started with a fine run by Mobilio. The fifth year midfielder went around the Vikes left back and fired a hard low shot on Parker. The Victoria keeper made the difficult save but could not corral the rebound. A determined Gerig would not be denied as she out-battled two Vikes defenders to get to the ball and volley it into the right side of the Victoria net.

The Vikes had a couple of late charges but the outcome had already been determined.

TWU’s first team all-star keeper Kristen Funk was rarely challenged and made one save to earn the shutout victory, while Parker made two saves in the Vikes loss.

Trinity Western will now face No. 9 University of Alberta tomorrow afternoon at 5 p.m. in the Canada West Gold Medal Match, while Victoria will face No. 3 UBC in the Bronze Medal Match at 2 p.m. Both matches will be played at Rogers Park on the campus of TWU, while live stats will be available on

“We had good success a number of years ago, so there are some special memories, but this is a new team and we know that it will be very tough and were pleased to be one of the eight who are there,” commented Roxburgh on his return to McGill where he won his first of three national titles. “Tomorrow will be tough, Alberta has a very good offence and a stingy defence. It will be a very good game.”

Match Notes: TWU had a 4-2 edge in corner kicks…Lindsay Hoetzel led the Vikes with four shots, while Mobilio led the Spartans with five…this is TWU’s third trip to the CIS Championship in the last four years. They won back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009…TWU’s first CIS title came in 2004 when the Spartans beat McGill 3-2 in Montreal in TWU’s first trip to nationals…




Victoria Period: 1Trinity Western
Stephanie Parker at goalie for Victoria.00:00
00:00Kristen Funk at goalie for Trinity Western.
06:37Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio WIDE.
08:29Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio WIDE.
break ball missed far RP by inchesbreak ball missed far RP by inches
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by UVIC Lindsay Hoetzel, SAVE Kristen Funk.13:12
18:18Shot by TWUW Alexi Foster WIDE.
20:04GOAL by TWUW Nikki Wright (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Alicia Tesan.
*break up LS around GK open net TRS
Foul on Victoria.
25:07Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [25:07].
25:28Shot by TWUW Colleen Webber, SAVE Stephanie Parker.
25:36Shot by TWUW Colleen Webber BLOCKED.
25:44Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio BLOCKED.
Foul on Trinity Western.
27:58Shot by TWUW Nikki Wright BLOCKED.
Shot by UVIC Lindsay Hoetzel HIGH.28:22
29:37TWUW substitution: Sarah-Kim Bergeron for Jenna Di Nunzio.
Foul on Victoria.
Foul on Trinity Western.
35:42Shot by TWUW Alexi Foster WIDE.
35:22TWUW substitution: Daniela Gerig for Nikki Wright.
37:55Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd, SAVE Stephanie Parker.
38:48Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio BLOCKED.
39:00Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [39:00].
39:13Shot by TWUW Sarah-Kim Bergeron BLOCKED.
40:03Shot by TWUW Alexi Foster HIGH.
Shot by UVIC Lindsay Hoetzel WIDE.41:52
End of period [45:00].-END-45:00End of period [45:00].-END-
Victoria Period: 2Trinity Western
Start of 2nd period [45:00].45:00Start of 2nd period [45:00].
UVIC substitution: Maryse Reichgeld for Nathalie Scharf.45:00
UVIC substitution: Emma Greig for Tessa Margetts.45:00
UVIC substitution: Shannon Elder for Jacqueline Harrison.45:00
Shot by UVIC Lindsay Hoetzel WIDE.46:46
47:49Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio HIGH.
51:08Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [51:08].
Foul on Victoria.
54:18Shot by TWUW Melissa Mobilio WIDE.
Foul on Victoria.
59:22GOAL by TWUW Alicia Tesan, Assist by Natalie Boyd and Melissa Mobilio.
*sent up middle high lob over GK top C
Corner kick by UVIC Lindsay Hoetzel [60:13].60:13
60:47TWUW substitution: Nikki Wright for Sarah-Kim Bergeron.
Foul on Victoria.
65:21GOAL by TWUW Daniela Gerig, Assist by Melissa Mobilio.
*Gerig gets rebound from 10 shot into RS
67:18Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [67:18].
67:42Shot by TWUW Alicia Tesan HIGH.
67:51TWUW substitution: Jenna Di Nunzio for Alicia Tesan.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Victoria.
74:56TWUW substitution: Tessa Meyer for Alexi Foster.
UVIC substitution: Tessa Margetts for Lindsay Hoetzel.77:02
UVIC substitution: Frankee Bencher for Emma Greig.77:02
Shot by UVIC Shannon Elder HIGH.79:35
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by UVIC Frankee Bencher WIDE.81:26
82:56TWUW substitution: Caitlin Haines for Natalie Boyd.
86:10Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio WIDE.
Corner kick by UVIC Shannon Elder [87:51].87:51
Shot by UVIC Mallory Hackett BLOCKED.88:02
Foul on Victoria.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Victoria.
End of period [90:00].-END-90:00End of period [90:00].-END-

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery