Kamloops BC: The University of Calgary Dinos tallied three times in the second half and went on to defeat the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack 4-2 in Canada West men’s soccer play Sunday (Sept 18) in Kamloops.
The victory snapped the WolfPack’s two match winning streak.
The Dinos rallied from a loss Saturday (Sept 17) in Kelowna with the victory in their first ever appearance at Hillside Stadium. They raised their record to 4-2 while the WolfPack fell to 3-5. The game marked the return of Colton Walker (4th year, midfield, Sicamous, BC) and Justin Donaldson (2nd year, midfield, Kamloops, BC) back to the TRU line up after sitting out a one game suspension.
1 TRU (38:26) – Justin Donaldson (2nd year, midfield, Kamloops, BC) takes lofty pass from Adam Swanson (2nd year, defender, North Vancouver, BC) and beats Dinos keeper Hunter Brett (4th year, Calgary, AB) high right side. Donaldson’s fifth goal of the year. TRU 1 Calgary 0
- Calgary (40:13)- Jared Fillo (2nd year, midfield, Calgary, AB) took a pass from Kieran Lane-Oppenheim (5th year, forward, Calgary, AB). In a scramble in front of WolfPack keeper Claye Harsany (2nd year, High River, AB) His first of the season. TRU 1 Calgary 1 at the half
3.Calgary (46:57) – Jorge Leon Gomez (4th year, forward, Calgary, AB) gets the ball in the 15 yard box and drives it home for his first goal of the year. Calgary 2 TRU 1
4.Calgary (56:07) – Jorge Leon Gomez is alone in front of Harsany as he gets the ball from Dominic Russo (5th year, forward, Calgary, AB). His second goal of the year. Calgary 3 TRU 1.
5 TRU (58:12) Ryan Glanville heads the ball on a corner kick taken by Mike Harvey (4th year, midfield, Calgary, AB) Glanville’s sixth goal of the season. Calgary 3 TRU 2
- Calgary (71:32) Dominic Russo got a head man pass from Dominick Zator (5th year, forward, Calgary,AB) and beat Harsany on a breakaway for a seventh of the campaign. Calgary 4 TRU 2
Corner Kicks: Calgary 6 (all in second half) TRU 5 (three in second half)
Saves: Calgary 2 (one in each half) TRU 1 (second half)
Shots by Period: Calgary 14 (nine in the second half) TRU 16 (nine in the second half)
Calgary 4-2 TRU 3-5
TRU head coach John Antulov “ I thought in the first half we played excellent. We had good opportunities and defended, very, very well. Second half early guys didn’t’ come out with the right mindset. They have three or four really skilled players that if you are not on all the time, they can punish you and that’s what happened.
There was little bits and pieces. They went up 3-1 and we cut it down to 3-2. We started going again and then made a bad mistake on that fourth goal and that deflated the guys a little bit.”
Dinos Head Coach Brendan O’Connell
On His Teams Performance: “It was a big second half for us considering the result yesterday (losing a last minute decision to UBCO in Kelowna, BC). I am very proud the way they came out. I am very proud of the performance by our boys.”
The WolfPack hit the road for Edmonton where they will face Grant MacEwan Griffins on Saturday, September 24th and meet the University of Alberta Golden Bears the next day (Sun Sept 25). Their next home match is a rare night time affair: Thursday, October 6that Hillside Stadium. It’s an 8 pm kick off against their arch rivals: The University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat.
The Dinosare back home for a match Saturday, September 24th against the UNBC Timberwolves. Kick off is 2:15 pm MDT.
For the second straight match, Kalifa Fanne (3rd year, midfielder, Tours, France) was named the ‘TRU Bookstore/McDonalds Leader of the Pack” player of the game.