TWU SPARTANS ADEKUGBE NAMED CANADA WEST SECOND STAR OF THE WEEK

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LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western men’s soccer midfielder Elijah Adekugbe (Calgary) was named the Canada West Male Second Star of the Week after leading the Spartans to a pair of road victories over the UNBC Timberwolves to open their Canada West season this past Friday and Saturday in Prince George, B.C.

The third-year general studies student scored the opening goal in the Spartans 2-1 come-from-behind victory on Friday night. Then on Saturday, he paced TWU to the weekend sweep by scoring both goals to lead the Spartans to a 2-0 victory. Adekugbe’s three goals put him in a tie for second place in the CIS for goals scored this year.

The victories put the Spartans on top of the Canada West table in a first place tie with Alberta.

 

TWU will put their 2-0-0 record on the line when it hosts UBC Okanagan Friday and Thompson Rivers Saturday. Both matches are at TWU’s Chase Office Field, with Friday’s starting at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday’s starting at 6:15 p.m.

 

Male First Star – Justin Donaldson

Thompson Rivers WolfPack soccer

Midfielder

2nd-year

Kamloops, BC

Early Childhood Education

Game log: Saturday, August 27 – one goal in 2-1 L vs. UBC / Sunday, August 28 – hat trick in 4-0 W vs. Victoria

What a debut for Justin Donaldson. The St. Ann’s Academy grad returned to his hometown to play for the WolfPack and responded with four goals in two games. Donaldson’s offensive outburst accounted for four of five TRU goals on the weekend, as the WolfPack entertained last year’s Canada West finalists —UBC and Victoria.

Against his former Victoria teammates on Sunday, Donaldson – who played the 2012 season with the Vikes – scored a natural hat trick

Donaldson and the ‘Pack hit the road for matches Friday (Sept 3) and Saturday (Sept 4) this week, facing Trinity Western and Fraser Valley.

Male Second Star – Elijah Adekugbe

Trinity Western Spartans soccer

Midfielder

3rd-year

Calgary, Alta.

General Studies

Game log: Friday, August 26 – one goal in 2-1 W at UNBC / Saturday, August 27 – two goals in 2-0 W at UNBC.

TWU midfielder Elijah Adekugbe led the Trinity Western Spartans to two road victories over the UNBC Timberwolves to open their Canada West season this past Friday and Saturday in Prince George, B.C.

The third-year general studies student scored the opening goal in the Spartans 2-1 come-from-behind victory on Friday night. Then on Saturday, the Calgary native paced TWU to the weekend sweep by scoring both goals to lead the Spartans to a 2-0 victory. Adekugbe’s three goals put him in a tie for second place in the CIS for goals scored this year.

The victories put the Spartans on top of the Canada West table in a first place tie with Alberta.

 

TWU will put their 2-0-0 record on the line when it hosts UBC Okanagan Friday and Thompson Rivers Saturday. Both matches are at TWU’s Chase Office Field, with Friday’s starting at 7:15 p.m. and Saturday’s starting at 6:15 p.m.

Male Third Star – Connor James

Alberta Golden Bears soccer

Keeper

3rd-year

Edmonton, Alta.

Business

Game log: Wednesday, August 24 – two-save shutout in 1-0 W vs. Calgary / Thursday, August 25 – five-save shutout in 1-0 W vs. Mount Royal.

University of Alberta Golden Bears soccer keeper Connor James is the Canada West male third start of the week following the season opening action of the 2016-17 conference soccer week.

The third-year keeper stopped a total of seven shots on goal over the course of two games as the Golden Bears opened the season with a pair of 1-0 victories over the Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal Cougars on August 24 and 25th at Foote Field in Edmonton.

While not overly busy in the season opener, James had to be sharp against the Dinos as the U of C squad was the best team in the Prairie Division last season, and scored a whopping 33 goals in conference play. Against the likes of Dominic Russo, who found the net 15 times last season, James was more than equal to the task for 90+ minutes picking up the win and shutout.

In game two, against the Mount Royal Cougars, a playoff team last season, James was even busier and found his way to five saves to backstop Alberta to another 1-0 victory.

James and the Golden Bears return to action on September 3-4 when they host the Winnipeg Wesmen (0-1-1) at Foote Field.

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