Spartans End Prairie Road Trip With Draw

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Scott Stewart

September 22, 2013, Regina, SK (ISN)  – The Trinity Western University Spartans had a 25 to nine edge in total shots over the University of Regina Cougars Sunday afternoon, but had to settle for a scoreless draw in Canada West women’s soccer action at the U of R Field in Regina.

Trinity Western is now 1-1-3 on the year while the draw moves Regina’s record to 2-2-1 on the season.

“I am really, really pleased with our team’s effort today. We were unlucky to not score. We could have a number in the first half and their keeper made a couple of nice saves,” commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “In the end we were not able to generate enough and we lacked a little clinical edge in the finish.”

Trinity Western fifth year keeper Rachel Bedek (London, Ont.) was credited with a three-save, while Cougar keeper Kacey McFee made six saves to secure the draw.

After a fairly tentative first half, the teams pushed the tempo in the second. Trinity Western generated a counterattack in the 64th minute which resulted in shot from the left by fifth year midfielder Caitlin Haines (New Westminster, B.C.), but McFee was up to the task and made a save diving to her left. The Spartans also had a fine opportunity in the 82nd minute, but McFee took care of a dangerous cross into the box.

TWU fifth year forward Alicia Tesan (Vancouver) probably had the best opportunity for the Spartans in the 54th minute when she beat McFee, but her shot found the Regina post to keep the game scoreless.

Regina is back at home next weekend with matches against Calgary (4-0-1) and Lethbridge (0-3-2), while Trinity Western will head north for a single match against UNBC (0-5-1) next Saturday.

Match Notes: Today’s match is the first time that Regina has taken a point from TWU… the Spartans are now 21-0-1 lifetime against the Cougars…

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