Kamloops BC: The season is over for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team. The WolfPack lost their final three Canada West regular season matches including their final one on Saturday (Oct 22, 2016). The score at UBC was 2-1 in favor of the Thunderbirds. Their loss coupled with UBCO Heat’s 3-2 extra time victory over UBC meant that the WolfPack would finish fifth and out of the Canada West post season.
The WolfPack trailed 2-0 after the first half in their match with UBC.
- 3:58 – UBC- Ryan Arthur-assisted by Zach Verhoven * UBC 1 TRU 0
- 42:58 – UBC- Lucas Reis assisted by Karn Phagura * UBC 2 TRU 0 at half time
- 75:08 – TRU– Ryan Glanville (4th year, forward, Williams Lake, BC) assisted Maxime Fieujean (1st year,defender, Servas France). Glanville’s 9 th goal of the year UBC 2 TRU 1 FINAL
Corner Kicks: TRU 8 (four per half) UBC 1 (second half)
Saves: TRU 3 (two in second half UBC 1 (first half)
Shots by Period: UBC 10 (five per half) TRU 7 (four in second half)
Keepers: UBC: Chad Bush 1 shot, 1 save 45:00 Colton Cook 1 shot 1 goal against 1 save 45:00
TRU: Claye Harsany (2nd year, High River, AB) 3 shots 2 goals against 1 save 45:00
Brady Van Ryswick (1st year, Penticton, BC) 2 shots 2 saves 45:00
UBC 8-1-6 TRU 6-8-1.
TRU head coach John Antulov
On Contest: “We are disappointed. The guys rebounded from last nights loss to UVIC and played fantastic. The first goal was a clear cut foul which wasn’t called. Claye (Harsany) had the ball and was hit from the side and lost the ball. The second goal was a mistake on our part. After that goal we came back and played well the rest of the match and Ryan (Glanville) scored a beautiful goal on a cross from Maxime Fieujean.
On their late season demise: “ We needed to be more focused and play consistent for 90 minutes. Against Victoria we were solid for 65 minutes and should have been up 4-0 and let it slip away. Today we did play consistent. But our biggest obstacle moving forward is to be able to get over the mental hurdle that we can compete on a consistent basis. We have an excellent core which we can build upon for next year. We need to add just a few more pieces. We had our destiny on our own hands and failed to act on it. We allowed UBCO to take it away from us.”