The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’ soccer team have emerged from a two-game home and home series with their closest geographical rival with four of a possible six points.
The WolfPack tied the Univesity of British Columbia Okangan Heat 0-0 Saturday (Oct 6) at Nonis Field in Kelowna.
This follows TRU’s 2-0 win over UBCO on Thursday (Oct 4) at Hillside Stadium.
Danielle Robertson (2nd year, keeper, Courtenay, BC) notched her second straight ‘clean sheet’. It was her fourth career shutout. In this match she made five saves. Emma Terrilton earned the shutout for UBCO.
The result leaves the schools tied in the women’s category of the “President’s Cup” competition with a win and a tie.
The WolfPack outshot the Heat 9-8 in the contest with six of their shots coming in the first half. The Heat had five corners to TRU’s two. Shae Fuoco (2nd year, forward, Kamloops, BC) had three shots for TRU. Ally Ferronato had three shots (all on goal) for UBCO.
UBCO’s record improves to 2-6-2. TRU’s is 2-7-1.
Shots: TRU 6-3: 9 UBCO: 3-5:8 Corners: TRU: 1-1:2 UBCO 2-3:5
Saves: TRU 0-5:5 UBCO: 2-1:3 Fouls: UBCO 4-5:9 TRU: 2-4:6
Keepers: TRU: Danielle Robertson (2-5-1) UBCO: Emma Terrilion
TRU : 2-7-1 UBCO:2-6-2
THEY SAID IT (post match comments):
TRU head coach Kelly Shantz:
“ We will take the result. Nice to get the point and the result. It means we have done our part in regards to the President’s Cup as far as women’s soccer goes (a win and a tie). Not a ton of chances on either side. It was hard fought both up and down the field. Both teams not giving an inch. We had three or four very good chances. Shae Fuoco had two of the best ones. We didn’t allow any really good chances. One long drive that gave Danielle (Robertson) something to think about. She tapped it over the bar. She had perfect body position and technique. Another easy afternoon for her. She has done so much for us the past two years for us. Our back line was solid across the board. Player of the game was Cassie Morris who has settled in making smart, educated plays all over the field. I love the way she is growing as a player.”
Thompson Rivers returns home to play their final two regular season matches at Hillside Stadium. They will take on the University of Winnipeg Wesmen on Saturday, October 13th at 11 AM and then meet the University of Manitoba Bisons on Sunday, October 14th at 1 pm.
The next “President’s Cup” series between the WolfPack and the Heat will be Friday November 23rd when the basketball teams will tangle at the Tournament Capital Centre. Those games are being played at 11 am (women) and 12:45pm (men) as part of the WolfPack’s ‘District73 day’. A number of elementary schools in the district are being invited to bring their grade 4-7 students that day. The men’s game will also mark the return of former WolfPack Athletic Director Ken Olynyk to the TCC. He is the interim head coach of the UBCO men’s basketball squad.