Box Score

Scheduled Game: @Victoria CIS semifinal


Trinity Western101« FINAL


Game Date: 11/9/2012Location: Victoria, BC
Game Time: 7:00 PMAttendance: 1400
Referee: Sheena Dickson, Asst. Referee: MK Battle, Amanda Velutini, Alt. Official: Carol Anne Chenard, Timekeeper: Todd Lavery, Scorer: Brittany Sims
VictoriaTrinity Western
Goal Scorer(s)Natalie Boyd (9) - 35:12
Total Goals Scored01
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target23
Total Shots57
Corner Kicks52
Penalties Conceded00
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards00
Other Fouls1016
1Stephanie Parker (GK)90121,1
6Jaclyn Sawicki900/00/00
9Mallory Hackett900/00/00
11Jackie Harrison900/02/10
13Nathalie Scharf450/01/10
18Tessa Margetts900/00/00
22Amy Lawrence900/00/00
4Lindsay Hoetzel650/00/00
7Emma Greig900/02/00
12Brigitte Greig900/00/00
20Bijou Leavins900/00/00
8Janelle Smith250/00/00
15Jana Yates150/00/00
27Sarah Douglas300/00/00
Trinity Western
1Kristen Funk (GK)90021,1
8Colleen Webber900/00/00
9Natalie Boyd*900/01/11
11Jessica King460/00/00
12Tessa Meyer900/00/00
13Vanessa Kovacs900/00/00
7Alicia Tesan900/02/10
14Krista Gommeringer900/02/10
4Jilian Dietrich900/00/00
5Lindsey Pulice900/00/00
21Jennifer Castillo900/02/00
3Stephanie Chin370/00/00
16Kristen Santema80/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap




VICTORIA (CIS) – The Trinity Western Spartans punched their ticket straight to the CIS women’s soccer championship final with a 1-0 victory over tournament hosts, the University of Victoria Vikes on Friday night. The win will pit the Spartans against two-time defending champions the Queen’s Gaels in Sunday’s final, while the heart-broken Vikes are forced to contend for the bronze against the Ottawa Gee-Gees.

“Credit to both teams tonight – they gave everything and played their hearts out,” said Spartans head coach Graham Roxburgh, in his 13th season. “We knew it was going to come down to one or two chances and we buried our chances and then hung on.”

As anticipated, both Canada West teams played a tight defensive game right from the opening whistle. The Vikes had their lone first-half opportunity in the sixth minute of play when midfielder Jaclyn Sawicki crossed a brilliant ball into the box but Emma Greig’s header fired over the bar.

Mid-way through the half, the Spartans found their footing, almost capitalizing on a shot by Alicia Tesan that went over the bar in the 27th minute. Only two minutes later, Tesan teed up a corner kick that Jennifer Castillo headed high at the relief of Vikes keeper Stephanie Parker.

Fourth-year Natalie Boyd broke the dead lock for Trinity Western on a diving header at the near post after Jilian Dietrich got in behind Victoria’s back four to serve the ball from the right side. The 1-0 lead for the Spartans is familiar territory, as the visitors have scored first against the Vikes in both their previous 2012 conference match ups.  

Both teams re-created the physical and competitive game that happened only one week previous in the Canada West final, where the Spartans prevailed 2-1 for the conference banner. The Spartans were cautioned 7-4 over the Vikes in first-half fouls but hung on to their 1-0 lead entering the break.

In the second half scoring opportunities seemed limited for both teams until Boyd had an opportunity to notch her second of the game for the Spartans in the 63rd minute. Rookie Krista Gommeringer showed her lethality as she took a crack from the top of the 18-yard box forcing Parker to give up a rebound that she scrambled to recover before Boyd could connect.

Play quickly transitioned to the other end as Emma Greig slotted a promising pass between two Trinity Western defenders to an open Jackie Harrison in the 65th minute. Harrison wasn’t able to get a quality shot off and Spartans fifth-year keeper Kristen Funk was able to handle the ball from close range.

The Vikes played to the final minutes of desperation but Boyd’s goal stood as the game-winner and guaranteed the Spartans a medal on Sunday.

“I think defensively as a whole we played pretty well tonight,” said Tracy David, head coach of the Vikes. “We had one moment and that’s the thing in soccer you can never have that mental lapse or break down and that’s how they set up their goal.”

The Vikes and Gee-Gees will kick off on Sunday at 11:30 a.m., while the gold medal match between the Spartans and Gaels will go at 2:00 p.m. All games will be broadcast live at

Game notes: The Trinity Western Spartans have yet to concede a loss in a CIS championship semifinal.

VIC: 0-0 : 0
TWU: 1-0 : 1

First half
TWU Natalie Boyd (1), Jilian Dietrich, 36th

Second half

TWU: Kristen Funk (W, 0 GA, 2 saves, 90:00, 2-0)
VIC: Stephanie Parker (L, 1 GA, 2 saves, 90:00, 1-1)

Team stats
Shots: TWU 7, VIC 5
Shots on net: TWU 3, VIC 2
Corners: TWU 2, VIC 5
Offsides: TWU 2, VIC 0
Fouls: TWU 16, VIC 10
Yellow cards: none
Red cards: none

Players of the game:
VIC: Tessa Margetts
TWU: Natalie Boyd


Official championship website:

Thursday, Nov. 8

11:00 Quarter-final 1: Ottawa 3 Cape Breton 1

13:30 Quarter-final 2: Queen’s 2 Dalhousie 0
16:30 Quarter-final 3: Trinity Western 2 Wilfrid Laurier 1

19:00 Quarter-final 4: Victoria 2 Sherbrooke 1

Friday, Nov. 9

11:00 Consolation 1: Dalhousie 1 Cape Breton 0 

13:30 Consolation 2: Sherbrooke 1 Wilfrid Laurier 0
16:30 Semifinal 1: Queen’s 4 Ottawa 1 

19:00 Semifinal 2: Trinity Western 1 Victoria 0

Saturday, Nov. 10
14:30 Consolation final (5th place): Dalhousie vs. Sherbrooke ( webcast)

Sunday, Nov. 11
11:30 Ottawa vs Victoria ( webcast)
14:00 Queen’s vs Trinity Western ( webcast)

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Victoria Period: 1Trinity Western
Stephanie Parker at goalie for Victoria.00:00
00:00Kristen Funk at goalie for Trinity Western.
Shot by UVIC Nathalie Scharf, SAVE Kristen Funk.02:22
Header Shot by UVIC Emma Greig HIGH.05:42
07:22Corner kick by TWU Alicia Tesan [07:22].
Foul on Victoria.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
26:29Shot by TWU Alicia Tesan HIGH.
27:51TWU substitution: Stephanie Chin for Jessica King.
28:13Corner kick by TWU Alicia Tesan [28:13].
28:16Header Shot by TWU Jennifer Castillo WIDE.
31:54Shot by TWU Alicia Tesan, SAVE Stephanie Parker.
Foul on Victoria.
Foul on Victoria.
35:12Header GOAL by TWU Natalie Boyd (FIRST GOAL), Assist by Jilian Dietrich, goal number 1 for season.
*Diving header low
38:14Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Victoria.
39:18Header Shot by TWU Jennifer Castillo HIGH.
Shot by UVIC Jackie Harrison BLOCKED.40:50
Foul on Trinity Western.
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: Sarah Douglas for Nathalie Scharf.45:00
Corner kick by UVIC Lindsay Hoetzel [46:34].46:34
Foul on Victoria.
49:22Shot by TWU Krista Gommeringer HIGH.
Foul on Trinity Western.
53:57Offside against Trinity Western.
Foul on Victoria.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
59:02TWU substitution: Jessica King for Stephanie Chin.
Foul on Trinity Western.
62:52Shot by TWU Krista Gommeringer, SAVE Stephanie Parker.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by UVIC Jackie Harrison, SAVE Kristen Funk.64:15
UVIC substitution: Janelle Smith for Lindsay Hoetzel.65:00
Foul on Victoria.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Victoria.
UVIC substitution: Jana Yates for Sarah Douglas.75:14
Corner kick by UVIC Jana Yates [76:35].76:35
76:55TWU substitution: Stephanie Chin for Jessica King.
Foul on Victoria.
Foul on Victoria.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Corner kick by UVIC Jana Yates [81:39].81:39
82:24TWU substitution: Kristen Santema for Stephanie Chin.
Corner kick by UVIC Jana Yates [83:31].83:31
Foul on Trinity Western.
Foul on Trinity Western.
Shot by UVIC Emma Greig BLOCKED.90:00
Corner kick by UVIC Jana Yates [90:00].90:00
End of period [90:00].-END-90:00End of period [90:00].-END-

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