Edmonton, AB : The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack opened up a two game Canada West men’s soccer roadswing in Edmonton with a 1-1 draw with the MacEwan University Griffins on Saturday (Sept 24).
The WolfPack led 1-0 at the half and see their record fall to 3-5-1. MacEwan rises to (0-5-2)
- TRU (26:01) Justin Donaldson (2nd year, midfield, Kamloops,BC) scored on a header following a cross from Maxime Fieujean (1st year, defender, (Servas, France). Donaldson’s fifth goal of the year. TRU 1 MacEwan 0 at the half
- MacEwan (70:57) Jacob Schepian scored off a rebound off WolfPack keeper Claye Harsany (2nd year, High River, AB) MacEwan 1 TRU 1
Corner Kicks: TRU 5 (three in second half) MacEwan 2 (both in first half)
Saves: TRU 2 (both in second half) MacEwan 10 (six in second half)
Shots by Period: TRU 8 (five in second half) MacEwan 8 (all in the first half)
Keepers: TRU: Harsany MacEwan: Dylon Powey
TRU 3-5-1 MacEwan : 0-5-1=2
TRU head coach John Antulov:
ON THE GAME: “It was just one of those games. We had good control in the first half of play with lots of opportunities. We had good possession and were attacking well. We struggled in the attacking third of the field though. In the second half, we continued strong and defended well. It was one of those matches where if you let a team hang around, eventually they would get to you if they got an opportunity. And MacEwan did. We turned over the ball too much.”
ON ALBERTA SUNDAY: “ We will have to clean things up and come out strong. The boys are disappointed about today’s result and we need to be primed and ready for a tough Alberta team.”
The WolfPack wind up their two match visit to Edmonton as they take on the number two ranked team in the CIS: the University of Alberta Golden Bears on Sunday (Sept 25). Alberta leads the Canada West Prairie Division with a record of 8-0-1. Game time is 2:15 pm MDT.
After the match, the WolfPack return home where they have a bye week. But they will be busy: On Tuesday morning (Sept 27), the WolfPack will be involved in the 2016 “Raise a Reader” campaign. They will be at the Valleyview McDonalds and Tim Horton’s between 6:30 am and 830 am. Proceeds from sales of the Kamloops This Week will go towards literacy programs. The WolfPack men’s volleyball and men’s basketball teams are also donating their services that morning.
Two members of the WolfPack will be helping out at Terry Fox Runs in the community this week. Tomas Goddard will be at A.E. Perry on the Kamloops North Shore on Thursday morning (Sept 29). Kyle Hutton will lead the warm up at Kay Bingham Elementary school on Friday morning (Sept 30)
OF NOTE: Adam Swanson (2nd year, defender, North Vancouver, BC) was named the WolfPack Player of the game. “ I thought he was very solid and showed good leadership,” Antulov said.