The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team had a big finish to their 2019 Canada West pre-season.
The Pack blanked the College of the Sequoias Giants, a California Junior College squad 7-0 on Saturday (Aug 24).
Thompson Rivers finishes their exhibition campaign with a record of 5 wins and a tie.
The WolfPack were led by second year midfielder Dylan Hooper (Winnipeg, MB). He notched a hat trick.
Thompson Rivers’ lone fifth year player, Justin Donaldson (Kamloops, BC) continued his brilliant preseason. He had two goals in this match which gave him five goals in exhibition.
Scott Cramer (Vernon/Williams Lake, BC) and Denzel Marican (Kamloops, BC) had the other goals for the WolfPack. Rookie Oliver Jumeau ( Lancashire, England)and second year Jackson Gardner (Chilliwack, BC) shared the clean sheet.
“Good way to finish a very successful trip,” says WolfPack head coach John Antulov. “From both a playing and team bonding standpoint. It was a tight game at the beginning. We were a little tentative. We were still able to score a couple of goals. At the end, our fitness and our speed took over. No serious injuries. Guys are ready to go and we have a week to prepare for the season opener. Looking forward to coming home and get ready for the season.”
The WolfPack open up their 2019 Canada West regular season on the Warner Rentals Field at Hillside Stadium one week from today (Saturday Aug 31). Their opposition will be the number one ranked team in the Canada West men’s soccer coaches preseason poll: the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. The University of Victoria Vikes come to town on S