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Scheduled Game: @Alberta*


Trinity Western000
Alberta022« FINAL


Game Date: 10/7/2012Location: Edmonton, AB
Game Time: 12:00 PMAttendance: 115
Referee: Noel Kelly, Asst. Referee: Lance Philips, Sohrab Ghafarifar, Alt. Official: Mark Pasternak, Scorer: P. Cartledge
Trinity WesternAlberta
Goal Scorer(s)Kayla Michaels (9) - 48:26
Kayla Michaels (9) - 64:06
Total Goals Scored02
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target105
Total Shots1710
Corner Kicks69
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards10
Other Fouls87
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90231,2
2Nikki Byrne900/00/00
4Jilian Dietrich900/01/10
7Alicia Tesan820/02/20
8Colleen Webber720/02/00
9Natalie Boyd900/01/10
10Jenna Di Nunzio900/03/20
12Tessa Meyer650/01/10
13Vanessa Kovacs900/01/00
14Krista Gommeringer900/03/10
21Jennifer Castillo900/00/00
3Stephanie Chin80/00/00
11Jessica King181/02/10
16Kristen Santema180/00/00
17Caitlin Haines60/01/10
31Kelti Biggs (GK)900104,6
2Victoria Saccomani900/01/00
3A. Schellenberg900/01/10
6Shalla Kadima900/00/00
7Elise Emmott900/02/00
9Kayla Michaels*900/03/22
12Rebecca Brandt750/00/00
18Carleigh Miller900/02/10
20Brogan Buchanan900/00/00
21Briony Buchanan900/01/10
22Kelsey Mitchell900/00/00
8Terri Kutryk150/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




EDMONTON  – The No. 2 ranked Trinity Western University women’s soccer saw a number of streaks come to an end Sunday afternoon as they fell 2-0 to the No. 8 University of Alberta at Foote Field in Edmonton. The loss gives the Spartans their first loss of the season and stops their Canada West conference game unbeaten streak at 21 matches (20-0-1) dating back to the beginning of the 2011 season.

Two second-half goals from third-year striker Kayla Michaels were the difference as the loss drops the Spartans to 8-1-0 on the season, while the win keeps the Pandas undefeated at 5-0-3.

“I was pleased with our first half. We had good possession and had some quality chances. So at half time we felt pretty good about where we were. Then in the second half we made a corporate defensive mistake and within a few minutes of the start of the second half the complexion of the match had changed as we were now chasing,” commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “What disappoints me is that both goals could have been eliminated, credit to Alberta they took them nicely, but in the end we made it difficult for ourselves.”

“It was a game that got away from us and a disappointing way to end the road trip and we obviously have lots of work to do,” added Roxburgh.

With a very stiff wind at their back the Spartans dictated the flow of the first half, and forced third-year Pandas goalkeeper Kelti Biggs to make a number of critical saves, highlighted by a terrific diving stop off third-year Spartan midfielder Jenna Di Nunzio in the 27th minute. The Spartans came close again while in extra time of the first-half as midfielder Vanessa Kovacs rattled a failed Alberta clearing attempt off the post.
The Pandas then made TWU pay for their first-half missed opportunities shortly after half-time. In the 49th minute, Michaels took a pass from third-year defender Rebecca Brandt at the top of the 18-yard box and blasted a shot into the top left corner of the net to put Alberta up 1-0.
With the blustery conditions and momentum now aiding their cause, Alberta extended their lead to 2-0 in the 65th minute when Brandt and Michaels hooked up for the second time on the afternoon. Brandt sent the Pandas’ leading scorer in on a perfectly lobbed through ball before Michaels struck a deft shot low to the right side past Spartan goalkeeper, and Calgary, Alberta-native Kristen Funk.
Biggs, sealed the win and the clean sheet, her second on the weekend and her fifth on the season, in the 87th minute with a five-bell save off Spartan midfielder  Jessica King.
Trinity Western, who remains in top spot in Canada West, will be at home this Friday for their final CW conference home match of the season when they host the University of Northern British Columbia at 5 p.m. on October 12.

The Pandas, who sit fifth place in the conference, will attempt to lock a post-season berth down next weekend when they travel to Saskatoon to take on the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on October 13.

Match Notes: The first goal scored in the 49th minutes stops Funk’s TWU record shutout streak at 614 minutes…the Spartans outshot the Pandas 17 to 10 on the match, while Alberta had a nine to six edge in corner kicks…Funk made three saves in the loss, while Biggs made 10 saves to record the shutout win…

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Trinity Western Period: 1Alberta
Kristen Funk at goalie for Trinity Western.00:00
00:00Kelti Biggs at goalie for Alberta.
Shot by TWU Natalie Boyd, SAVE Kelti Biggs.01:53
Shot by TWU Krista Gommeringer, SAVE Kelti Biggs.08:15
Corner kick by TWU Alicia Tesan [14:08].14:08
Corner kick by TWU Alicia Tesan [14:41].14:41
Shot by TWU Krista Gommeringer BLOCKED.15:09
Shot by TWU Jilian Dietrich, SAVE Kelti Biggs.16:04
Foul on Trinity Western.
20:59Offside against Alberta.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Alberta.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Corner kick by TWU Alicia Tesan [26:36].26:36
Shot by TWU Jenna Di Nunzio, SAVE Kelti Biggs.27:19
28:29Corner kick by AB Briony Buchanan [28:29].
Foul on Trinity Western.
30:46Shot by AB Briony Buchanan, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Offside against Trinity Western.35:23
Foul on Trinity Western.
Offside against Trinity Western.39:58
Corner kick by TWU Jenna Di Nunzio [45:00].45:00
Shot by TWU Vanessa Kovacs HIT POST.45:00
Shot by TWU Colleen Webber BLOCKED.45:00
End of period [45:00].-END-45:00End of period [45:00].-END-
Trinity Western Period: 2Alberta
Start of 2nd period [45:00].45:00Start of 2nd period [45:00].
Offside against Trinity Western.46:54
48:26GOAL by AB Kayla Michaels (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Rebecca Brandt.
Corner kick by TWU Jenna Di Nunzio [49:18].49:18
Foul on Alberta.
Shot by TWU Tessa Meyer, SAVE Kelti Biggs.51:35
Foul on Alberta.
Shot by TWU Colleen Webber WIDE.52:45
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by TWU Jenna Di Nunzio WIDE.56:04
Foul on Alberta.
Header Shot by TWU Alicia Tesan, SAVE Kelti Biggs.57:42
59:25Corner kick by AB Briony Buchanan [59:25].
59:50Corner kick by AB Briony Buchanan [59:50].
59:56Shot by AB Elise Emmott HIGH.
62:00Shot by AB Elise Emmott WIDE.
Foul on Trinity Western.
64:06GOAL by AB Kayla Michaels, Assist by Rebecca Brandt.
TWU substitution: Kristen Santema for Tessa Meyer.65:16
Shot by TWU Krista Gommeringer WIDE.66:02
Corner kick by TWU Alicia Tesan [68:12].68:12
Shot by TWU Jenna Di Nunzio, SAVE Kelti Biggs.68:25
69:07Header Shot by AB Carleigh Miller WIDE.
Shot by TWU Alicia Tesan, SAVE Kelti Biggs.69:36
70:36Corner kick by AB Kayla Michaels [70:36].
TWU substitution: Jessica King for Colleen Webber.72:02
74:05Corner kick by AB Kayla Michaels [74:05].
74:33Shot by AB A. Schellenberg, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Offside against Trinity Western.74:48
75:10AB substitution: Terri Kutryk for Rebecca Brandt.
Foul on Alberta.
Shot by TWU Jessica King HIGH.77:06
80:32Header Shot by AB Kayla Michaels WIDE.
TWU substitution: Stephanie Chin for Alicia Tesan.81:50
82:06Corner kick by AB Briony Buchanan [82:06].
TWU substitution: Caitlin Haines for Kristen Santema.83:31
85:17Shot by AB Carleigh Miller, SAVE Kristen Funk.
Shot by TWU Jessica King, SAVE Kelti Biggs.86:06
Yellow card on TWU Jessica King.86:17
Foul on Alberta.
Foul on Trinity Western.
89:37Corner kick by AB Kayla Michaels [89:37].
89:51Corner kick by AB Kayla Michaels [89:51].
Foul on Alberta.
90:00Shot by AB Victoria Saccomani WIDE.
Shot by TWU Caitlin Haines, SAVE Kelti Biggs.90:00
90:00Corner kick by AB Briony Buchanan [90:00].
End of period [90:00].-END-90:00End of period [90:00].-END-

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