Canada West Athletes of the Week: Krista Gommeringer, Marcus Johnstone

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EDMONTON – Trinity Western soccer newcomer Krista Gommeringer and Alberta’s Marcus Johnstone are Canada West Athletes of the Week.

FEMALE: #14 Krista Gommeringer, Trinity Western (soccer)

It did not take long for Trinity Western rookie forward Krista Gommeringer to make her mark in the CIS. In the opening weekend for the CIS #4 Spartans, she scored four goals, had one assist and scored the game-winning goal in the first three minutes of her first-ever Canada West conference match.

Her five points helped lead the Spartans to a 6-0 win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns and a 6-1 win over the Calgary Dinos this past weekend at Rogers Field in Langley, B.C.

In her opening match against Lethbridge the general studies student took only 2:48 to notch her first Canada West goal. The Calgary native scored again in the 30th minute to lead the Spartans. The next night Gommeringer assisted on the Spartans’ opening goal by Jenna Di Nunzio in the 11th minute. The 5-6 Lord Beaverbrook grad scored herself in the 52nd and 82nd minutes.

Gommeringer’s five points lead the conference and four goals has her tied for top spot in Canada West with teammate Di Nunzio.

The Spartans will put their win streak on the line next weekend when they will host the #8 UBC Thunderbirds (2-0-0) on Friday, Sept. 15 at 5:00 p.m. LIVE on www.canadawest.tv

MALE: #9 Marcus Johnstone, Alberta (soccer)

Alberta third-year striker Marcus Johnstone had a stellar opening weekend for the CIS #4 Golden Bears, scoring three times and racking up five points as Alberta recorded 7-0 and 4-0 wins over the Mount Royal Cougars.

In the season opening game on Saturday, Johnstone, 2010 CIS Rookie of the Year, recorded two points before the game was even two minutes old. He drew an assist on the opening goal at 1:07, and then scored a beautiful top-corner goal of his own just 47 seconds later. His second goal came in the second half, and then Edmonton-born striker drew an assist on the game’s last goal.

On Sunday, in Calgary, Johnstone found the back of the Mount Royal net once again, this time scoring from the penalty spot in the second half.

Johnstone and the Bears next host the UNBC Timberwolves (0-2-0) on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2:00 p.m. at Foote Field.

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