TWU SPARTANS HOST UBCO, TRU IN HOME-OPENING WEEKEND

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LANGLEY, British Columbia – Coming off a weekend sweep of UNBC on the road, the Trinity Western men’s soccer team returns to Langley for its home-opening weekend, which will see the Spartans host UBC Okanagan Friday and Thompson Rivers Saturday.

 

THE WEEKEND STORY

  • TWU’s Elijah Adekugbe is third in Canada West in goals after scoring three in the Spartans opening two games. He was named the Canada West Male Second Star of the Week. Last year, he scored two goals in 12 games.
  • The Spartans won both games against TRU last year, earning a 3-1 road victory and a 2-1 win at home. Against the Heat, TWU won 1-0 on the road before playing to a 1-1 draw at home.
  • TRU’s Justin Donaldson is tied for the conference lead in goals after scoring four in two games last weekend.
  • UBCO is coming off a 1-1 draw with defending Canada West champion UBC. Since joining the Canada West conference two years ago, the Heat had lost each of its previous five games against the Thunderbirds.

 

WEEKEND PREVIEW

Friday, Sept. 2 – vs. UBCO – 7:15 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 3 – vs. TRU – 6:15 p.m.

 

LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE | www.canadawest.tv.

 

TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (2-0-0)

CIS ranking: NR

Pacific Division Standings: 1st

Last game: UNBC (2-0 W)

Streak: 2 wins

Form: W-W

2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 5-5-2

2015-16 CW Playoff Record: 1-2 (4th)

 

UBC OKANAGAN HEAT (1-0-1)

CIS ranking: NR

Pacific Division Standings: 2nd

Last game: UBC (1-1 T)

Streak: 1 tie

Form: W-T

2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 3-5-4

2015-16 CW Playoff Record: NA

 

THOMPSON RIVERS WOLFPACK (1-1-0)

CIS ranking: NR

Pacific Division Standings: 4th

Last game: Victoria (4-0 W)

Streak: 1 win

Form: L-W

2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 3-6-3

2015-16 CW Playoff Record: NA

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