Trinity Western women’s soccer team will look to bounce back

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LANGLEY, British Columbia – After taking three points from six last weekend, the No. 4 Trinity Western women’s soccer team will look to bounce back in a way and take the full lot this Friday and Saturday when it hosts UBC Okanagan and Thompson Rivers at Rogers Field.

With every point so ever precious in a 14-match whirlwind regular season, the Spartans will aim to build upon a 3-1 win over Victoria last Saturday and get back to their traditionally dominant home field form.

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Friday, Sept. 18 – vs. UBC Okanagan – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 19 – vs. Thompson Rivers – 5 p.m.

WATCH: www.canadawest.tv.

 

TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (1-1-0)

CIS ranking: No. 4

West Division Standings: 6th

Last game: Victoria (3-1 W)

Streak: 1 win

2014-15 CW Regular Season Record: 10-1-1

2014-15 CW Playoff Record: 3-0

Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: 2014/6

Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: 2013/5

SPARTANS NOTES

  • Trinity Western is looking to build on an impressive 3-1 win over Victoria. After losing its home-opener to UBC, the Spartans bounced right back and produced an inspired effort.
  • Vanessa Kovacs had an offensively dominant night Saturday as she collected two goals and one assist to lead TWU.
  • The Spartans haven’t lost more than one regular season game in a single season since the 2010 campaign.
  • Last year, TWU outscored TRU 4-1 over two matches, winning 3-1 in Kamloops and 1-0 in Langley.
  • Last year, TWU outscored UBCO 10-3 over two matches, winning 5-1 in Kelowna and 5-2 in Langley.

 

UBC OKANAGAN (1-1-2)

CIS ranking: NR

West Division Standings: 3rd

Last game: Alberta (2-1 L)

Streak: 1 loss

2014-15 CW Regular Season Record: 1-7-4

2014-15 CW Playoff Record: N/A

Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: N/A

Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: N/A

HEAT NOTES

  • In just their second year in the CIS, the Heat will be looking for its first win against TWU
  • With a 1-0 win Winnipeg to start the 2015 season, the Heat equaled its win total from 2014
  • Last year, UBCO was the second lowest scoring team in the Pacific Division with seven goals. This year, the Heat already has four goals in four games.
  • The Heat opens the 2015 with six straight road games before returning to Kelowna where it will play seven of its last eight home matches.

THOMPSON RIVERS (2-1-1)

CIS ranking: NR

West Division Standings: 1st 

Last game: UNBC (3-0 W)

Streak: 1 win

2014-15 CW Regular Season Record: 1-10-1

2014-15 CW Playoff Record: N/A

Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: N/A

Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: N/A

WOLFPACK NOTES

  • With two wins to its credit already this season, the WolfPack has already surpassed its win total from its inaugural CIS season in 2014.
  • Through four matches, TRU has eight goals, which is just one shy of last year’s season total of nine.
  • Jaydene Radu is enters the weekend tied for the league lead in goals, with four, and points with 10, which also includes two assists.
  • Goalie Taylor Shantz has made the second most saves in Canada West with 31 in four matches.

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