Box Score

Scheduled Game: REGINA*


Trinity Western123« FINAL


Game Date: 9/28/2012Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 5:00 pmAttendance: 175
Referee: Rubin Smilev, Asst. Referee: Marco Arruda, Aaron Gubeli, Alt. Official: Martin Reid, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
ReginaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Nikki Byrne (2) - 17:55
Krista Gommeringer (14) - 52:44
Jennifer Castillo (21) - 78:52
Total Goals Scored03
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target311
Total Shots717
Corner Kicks39
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards12
Other Fouls415
1Stephanie Possberg (GK)90383,5
6Jessica Meyer661/00/00
9Carly Dueck660/00/00
10Meagan Cormier900/00/00
17Tayler Firth840/01/10
15Kelsey Abstreiter900/00/00
18Melanie King560/00/00
21Racquel Marshall800/00/00
14Molly Glass900/03/00
16Jayde McFee560/00/00
11Sarah Novak900/01/10
2Celia Michaud340/00/00
3Adrianna Bonutti240/00/00
5Zoe Threlfall60/00/00
12Adriana McCullough100/00/00
22Karlee Vorrieter340/01/10
27Kayla McDonald240/01/00
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90031,2
7Alicia Tesan710/01/00
9Natalie Boyd771/02/10
12Tessa Meyer750/01/00
13Vanessa Kovacs831/00/00
21Jennifer Castillo*900/01/11
10Jenna Di Nunzio820/07/50
14Krista Gommeringer*800/02/21
2Nikki Byrne*900/01/11
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
8Colleen Webber900/01/00
3Stephanie Chin350/00/00
11Jessica King290/01/10
24Cindy-Leigh Meyer80/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




LANGLEY, British Columbia – In a battle of unbeaten teams the No. 2 Trinity Western University women’s soccer team defeated the visiting No. 9 University of Regina Cougars 3-0  Friday night at Rogers Field on the TWU campus in Langley, B.C. The win keeps the Spartans unbeaten in Canada West at 6-0-0, while the loss drops the Cougars to 4-1-0.

“Regina deserves full credit. They played with lots of energy. We won 3-0 but Regina was a little unlucky that it was not a closer match,” commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh.

The victory also extends the Spartans Canada West conference unbeaten streak to 19 games, 18-0-1, and keeps TWU perfect over Regina at 19-0-0 lifetime.

The Spartans and fifth year keeper Kristen Funk also extended their shutout streak to 385 minutes over five matches. In the loss the Cougars also gave up their first goals of the season to stop their shutout streak at 378 minutes.

“I’m pleased for the Krista and the team that we didn’t give up a goal. We didn’t play our best, but anytime you win and don’t play your best it is a good thing. We are happy with the win, but we know that we have lots to work on,” said Roxburgh.

The Spartans Nikki Byrne opened the scoring in the 18th minute of play. The fifth year defender picked up a loose ball between the centre line and the top of the Regina box. Byrne sent a perfectly placed ball towards the far right Regina post. The ball went over Regina’s Stephanie Possberg and under the crossbar to put TWU up 1-0.

The goal would be the only marker in strong defensive half by the Cougars, which kept the Spartans from gathering any momentum.

In the second half the pace of play picked up for TWU and they began to find openings in the Regina corporate defence.

TWU rookie forward Krista Gommeringer extended her rookie goal scoring streak to six games by heading a perfectly placed cross from defender Jilian Dietrich. Dietrich took a pass from defender Colleen Webber, went up the right side of the park and then hit a cross that sailed over Possberg to Gommeringer, who went high in centre of the box to redirect the ball home and give TWU a 2-0 lead in the 53rd minutes.

In the 68th minute Regina’s Tayler Firsth made TWU’s Funk come up big to keep the Spartans with the two goal margin.

Spartans defender Jennifer Castillo made it a three goal lead when she got on the end of an Alicia Tesan free kick to put TWU up 3-0 on a pretty goal with 12 minutes remaining in the contest.

The Cougars almost got on the board in extra time but once again Funk was able to just get a piece of Karlee Vorrieeter’s shot to maintain the clean sheet.

Kristen Funk made three saves to earn her fifth shutout of the season, while Stephanie Possberg made eight saves in the loss.

The Spartans will now host the University of Saskatchewan Saturday night at 5 p.m. at TWU, while Regina will head to UBC to take on the Thunderbirds. Tomorrow’s match for the Spartans is their second to last conference home game of the year.

Match Notes: the last loss for TWU in conference play was 1-0 to UBC on September 10, 2011…Gommeringer now has eight goals and six assists on the season…Funk’s goals against average is now 0.17…TWU outshot Regina 17 to seven in total shots and 11 to three in shots on target…the Spartans also had the edge in corner kicks at nine to three…the last time Regina scored on TWU was Oct. 4, 2003 in a 6-1 Cougar loss…Funk’s shutout streak and TWU record is 422 minutes, which she set last season…she would break the record in her 38th minute of play of her next match…




Regina Period: 1Trinity Western
Stephanie Possberg at goalie for Regina.00:00
00:00Kristen Funk at goalie for Trinity Western.
Corner kick by REGINA Tayler Firth [01:56].01:56
Shot by REGINA Sarah Novak, SAVE Kristen Funk.02:19
Foul on Trinity Western.
05:45Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio, SAVE Stephanie Possberg.
08:30Shot by TWUW Tessa Meyer BLOCKED.
14:01Offside against Trinity Western.
Yellow card on REGINA Jessica Meyer.14:11
17:55GOAL by TWUW Nikki Byrne (FIRST GOAL), goal number 2 for season.
*ball intercepted high left top right corner
Foul on Trinity Western.
21:49Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio BLOCKED.
22:10Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [22:10].
24:21Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio HIGH.
Foul on Regina.
26:24TWUW substitution: Jessica King for Alicia Tesan.
27:30Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd HIGH.
Foul on Trinity Western.
29:46TWUW substitution: Stephanie Chin for Tessa Meyer.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Corner kick by REGINA Tayler Firth [33:48].33:48
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by REGINA Molly Glass WIDE.37:32
38:32Shot by TWUW Jessica King, SAVE Stephanie Possberg.
Foul on Regina.
41:16Corner kick by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio [41:16].
Offside against Regina.41:50
44:10Corner kick by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio [44:10].
45:00Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio, SAVE Stephanie Possberg.
45:00Corner kick by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio [45:00].
End of period [45:00].-END-45:00End of period [45:00].-END-
Regina Period: 2Trinity Western
Start of 2nd period [45:00].45:00Start of 2nd period [45:00].
45:00TWUW substitution: Alicia Tesan for Stephanie Chin.
45:00TWUW substitution: Tessa Meyer for Jessica King.
Foul on Trinity Western.
47:28Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio, SAVE Stephanie Possberg.
47:50Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [47:50].
49:56Shot by TWUW Natalie Boyd, SAVE Stephanie Possberg.
Offside against Trinity Western.
52:44GOAL by TWUW Krista Gommeringer, Assist by Colleen Webber and Jilian Dietrich.
*up right cross tight from right to top left headed in
54:23Shot by TWUW Alicia Tesan HIGH.
54:42Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [54:42].
54:44Shot by TWUW Colleen Webber BLOCKED.
55:05Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [55:05].
Foul on Trinity Western.
REGINA substitution: Karlee Vorrieter for Jayde McFee.56:14
REGINA substitution: Celia Michaud for Melanie King.56:14
57:08Corner kick by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio [57:08].
59:13Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio, SAVE Stephanie Possberg.
Foul on Trinity Western.
REGINA substitution: Adrianna Bonutti for Carly Dueck.65:55
REGINA substitution: Kayla McDonald for Jessica Meyer.65:55
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by REGINA Tayler Firth, SAVE Kristen Funk.67:49
Foul on Trinity Western.
70:34TWUW substitution: Stephanie Chin for Vanessa Kovacs.
72:27Shot by TWUW Krista Gommeringer, SAVE Stephanie Possberg.
72:37Yellow card on TWUW Natalie Boyd.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Offside against Trinity Western.
Shot by REGINA Molly Glass WIDE.73:42
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by REGINA Kayla McDonald WIDE.75:58
Corner kick by REGINA Kayla McDonald [76:27].76:27
77:02Shot by TWUW Jenna Di Nunzio, SAVE Stephanie Possberg.
77:26TWUW substitution: Vanessa Kovacs for Natalie Boyd.
Foul on Regina.
78:52Header GOAL by TWUW Jennifer Castillo, Assist by Alicia Tesan.
*free kick fro right side cross to left post headed in
79:51TWUW substitution: Jessica King for Krista Gommeringer.
REGINA substitution: Adriana McCullough for Racquel Marshall.80:23
82:26TWUW substitution: Cindy-Leigh Meyer for Jenna Di Nunzio.
REGINA substitution: Zoe Threlfall for Tayler Firth.84:06
85:33Corner kick by TWUW Alicia Tesan [85:33].
Foul on Regina.
90:00Yellow card on TWUW Vanessa Kovacs.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by REGINA Karlee Vorrieter, SAVE Kristen Funk.90:00
Shot by REGINA Molly Glass WIDE.90:00
End of period [90:00].-END-90:00End of period [90:00].-END-

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