Semifinal #2: Spartans shut down Capers, to face Montreal for gold


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90:00 – 2nd 1 2 T
Trinity Western (2-0-0) 1 0 1
Cape Breton (1-1-0) 0 0 0
Scoring Summary
1st – 39:21 Natalie Boyd (Trinity Western)
Trinity Western Cape Breton
G: Natalie Boyd – 1
A: Jessica King – 1
Sh: Natalie Boyd – 4

Sv: N/A
G: N/A
A: N/A
Sh: 2 Players (#3, #6 – 1)
Sv: Tiffany O’Donnell – 4
TEAM STATISTICS Trinity Western Cape Breton
Shots (on goal) 15 (5) 2 (0)
Saves 0 4
Fouls 8 6
Corner Kicks 5 2
Offsides 3 1

full stats

Photo credit Martin Bazyl

TORONTO (CIS) – The Trinity Western Spartans will have achance to defend their national title after a 1-0 victory over theCape Breton Capers in the second semifinal on Day 3 of the 2013 CISwomen’s soccer championship at Varsity Centre.

The defending champion Spartans advance to their fifth CISgold-medal match, all in the past decade. Trinity Western will lookto keep their undefeated championship final record alive in arematch of the 2009 final, also played at Varsity Centre, versusthe Montreal Carabins on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

The Spartans won the title in 2009 after topping the Carabins1-0, 4-2 in penalty kicks. Montreal defeated the Canada Westchampion Alberta Pandas 2-0 in the first semifinal match to earntheir spot in tomorrow’s finale.

The Spartans, who are looking for a record-tying fifth nationaltitle, met the Capers only one other time at the CIS women’ssoccer championship. In 2006 in Victoria, Trinity Western defeatedCape Breton 4-0 in the consolation semifinal.

“We lacked a little bit of energy,” said Spartanshead coach Graham Roxburgh. “I didn’t think we playedvery well. Cape Breton made it very hard to defend and made lifedifficult. Montreal is a very good program. We’re going tohave to be at our best and better than we were tonight.”

Fifth-year midfielder Natalie Boyd of Surrey, B.C., opened thescoring in the 40th minute as she received a pass from Liverpool,England native Jessica King and fired a rocket off the cross barthat bounced down into the net. The Spartans led 1-0 at thehalf.

Trinity Western continued to dominate in the second half and hadtwo more great chances to score. In the 57th minute CISall-Canadian Krista Gommeringer of Calgary sent a booming shot overthe cross bar and three minutes later Jenna Di Nunzio (North Delta,B.C.) rang one off the bar.

Cape Breton, who won their lone title in 2007, looks for theirsecond national medal in program history as they take on theAlberta Pandas for bronze Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

“I was very proud of the girls,” said Capers benchboss Ness Timmons. “We had a game plan to try to defend as aunit, take our chances on the counter and try to do a littletransition and they scored on us so we had to open up a bit in thesecond half, but I think we executed our game plan verywell.”

“Anytime you lose you slide down but they’ll rallyagain,” added Timmons. “They know there is a medal onthe line and I think they’ll come out ready to playtomorrow.”

TWU 1-0: 1
CBU 0-0: 0

First Half
1. TWU Natalie Boyd (1) (Jessica King), 40th

Second Half
(no scoring)

TWU: Rachel Bedek (W, 0 GA, 0 saves, 90:00, 2-0)
CBU: Tiffany O’Donnell (L, 1 GA, 4 saves, 90:00, 1-1)

Team Stats
Shots: TWU 15, CBU 2
Shots on net: TWU 6, CBU 0
Corners: TWU 5, CBU 2
Offsides: TWU 3, CBU 1
Fouls: TWU 8, CBU 6
Yellow cards: TWU (Krista Gommeringer)
Red cards: none

Players of the game:
TWU: Natalie Boyd
CBU: Allison Bell-Davies


Thursday, Nov. 7
11:00 Quarter-final 1: Montreal 2, Western 1
13:30 Quarter-final 2: Alberta 1, Laval 0
16:30 Quarter-final 3: Trinity Western 3, Wilfrid Laurier 0
19:00 Quarter-final 4: Cape Breton 1, Toronto 0

Friday, Nov. 8
13:30 Consolation 1: Laval 2, Western 0
16:30 Consolation 2: Toronto 2, Wilfrid Laurier 1

Saturday, Nov. 9
13:30 Semifinal 1: Montreal 2, Alberta 0
16:30 Semifinal 2: Trinity Western 1, Cape Breton 0

Sunday, Nov. 10
11:00 5th-place game: Laval vs. Toronto (
13:30 Bronze medal: Alberta vs. Cape Breton (
16:30 Championship final: Montreal vs. Trinity Western (

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