Brady Stands On Head As WolfPack Drop Final League Game To Huskies
When the 2016 Canada West women’s soccer season started, Deanna Brady of Richmond, BC was the third goalie on the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack. On Sunday (Oct 23), you wouldn’t have known it as she stood tall in the Pack’s 2-0 loss to the visiting University of Saskatchewan Huskies at Hillside Stadium.
The Huskies were making their first ever visit to Hillside Stadium and Kamloops to play soccer. The teams were tied 0-0 after the first half with Brady making 15 saves. In the contest she handled 31 shots as Thompson Rivers finished the regular season with a record of 1-12. The Huskies were battling for second spot in the Canada West Prairie Division and finished at 8-3-3.
- 64:29 – Sask- Erica Hindmarsh (5th year, midfield, Saskatoon, SK) unassisted Turnover40 yards out leads to a 35 yard boot. Hindmarsh’s fourth goal of the year. SASK 1 TRU 0
- 80:48 – Sask– Leesa Eggum (4th year, striker, Saskatoon, SK) on cross from Erica Hindmarsh . Her fourth goal of the year. SASK 2 TRU 0 FINAL.
Corner Kicks: Saskatchewan 11 (six in the second half) TRU 3 (all in first half)
Saves: TRU 15 (eight in the first half) Saskatchewan 0
Shots by Period: Saskatchewan 31 (16 in second half) TRU 5 (three in first half)
Keepers: Saskatchewan: Jaydyn Steinhauer (1st year, Saskatoon, SK) 0 shots on goal 90:00
TRU: Deanna Brady (1st year, Richmond, BC) 17 shots on goal 2 goals against 15 saves 90:00
Saskatchewan 8-3-3 TRU 1-12
TRU head coach Kelly Shantz:
On Contest: “The score could have been higher. They had most of the chances in the first half but we had a lot of the play as well. Second half: they put some of their starters back on and took it to us. I am happy overall with the performance of the crew. Our best effort of the year against a pretty good team which is going onto the playoffs. It is a great way to finish the year.”
TRU keeper Deanna Brady
On her first start: “ I thought my first half was pretty strong. Some good reaction saves at the beginning. The two goals I gave up: I should have come out more and got my hand on the first one. Overall, after not playing a lot during the season I thought I did pretty well.”
On what she can take from this match moving towards next year: “It shows anything can happen. At the start of the year I wasn’t even on the roster sheet. We had a girl go down with a concussion and then Alyssa (Smith, 1st year, Langley, BC-the starter) suffered some injuries but she played well. Anything can happen, you work hard and play hard. You have to prove yourself if you get a starting position.”
TRU midfielder Katie Harding:
On last game: “ I didn’t really think about it this morning but as soon as I took to the field it hit me. It was a great first half. I am really proud of the girls. It was our best first half of the year. I am glad we finally put into practice what we had been working on all season.”
Huskies head coach Jerson Barandica-Hamilton
On Contest: “It was an opportunity for us to see some players who haven’t played very many minutes as we prepare for the playoffs next week. We wanted to keep a rhythm going. We inserted some of our starters in the second half. You could tell the way they played and made some great decisions. We wanted to try something different to prepare for the playoffs. We did well. But give credit to TRU. They are a young squad but a good one.”
The WolfPack are done for the year while the Huskies will play in the Canada West playoffs next week
OF NOTE: The “TRU Bookstore/McDonalds Leader of the Pack Player of the Match” was Harding whom, before the game, wask honored their lone graduating player. Harding (3rd year, midfield, Salmon Arm, BC) still has another year of U Sport Eligibility left but is poised to graduate this spring from the Thompson Rivers University Nursing program.
WolfPack Women’s Basketball Win Final Game At Exhibition Tourney In Ottawa
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball team finished the the Carleton Ravens Metro Glebe exhibition tournament with a victory. They downed the Concordia Stingers of Montreal 62-57 to finish with a record of 1 and 2..
The WolfPack trailed 13-10 after the first quarter but outscored the Stingers 13-6 in the second to lead 23-19 at the half.
Shenise Sigsworth (4th year, forward, Kamloops, BC) 15 points 3 rebounds (all defensive) 1 assist
Leilani Carney (2nd year, guard, Vancouver, BC) 12 points 5 rebounds (4 defense) 2 assists, 1 steal
Emma Piggin (3rd year, guard, Kamloops, BC) 11 points 5 rebounds (4 defense), 3 assists 2 steals
Chelsey Hoey (2nd year, forward, Parksville, BC) 10 points 12 rebounds (8 defense) 1 assist, 1 block 2 steals
Caroline Task 19 points, two rebounds , 2 assists , 1 steal
Richelle Gregoire 15 points 5 rebounds (four defense) 2 assists
SCORES BY PERIODS:
1 2 3 4 FINAL
TRU 10 13 23 16 62
CONCORDIA 13 6 18 20 57
TRU head coach Scott Reeves:
On the Contest: “I was extremely proud of how we battled back from 2 very tough games to compete against Concordia. These games have been great preparation for conference play. “
The WolfPack will spend next weekend in Victoria at UVIC playing two exhibitions before opening up the 2016-17 Canada West regular season on the Warner Rentals Court at the Tournament Capital Centre with a weekend series (Nov 4-5) against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. Tip off on Friday (Nov 4) will be 6 pm. They will lay the University of Alberta Pandas on Friday October 28 th and then the University of Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday, October 29 th.
Chelsey Hoey of the WolfPack was named a tournament all-star.