COLYN’S CLEAN SHEET PROPELS SPARTANS TO WIN OVER SASKATCHEWAN

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The Trinity Western Spartans men’s soccer team (4-3-0) recorded a 2-0 victory over the Saskatchewan Huskies on Saturday at Griffiths Stadium.

Caleb Johnson’s (Calgary) first-half tally from the penalty spot and Jacob Low’s (Port Moody, B.C.) tap-in in the second half provided Trinity Western with all they needed to get past the Huskies in the afternoon tilt.

Despite trailing after 45 minutes, Saskatchewan controlled play throughout the majority of the half. The home side had several high-quality scoring opportunities but was just unable to find the twine. The Huskies outshot the Spartans 10-4 in the first half, while also holding a 3-2 advantage in shots on goal.

However, it was a tale of two halves, as Trinity Western dominated the second half. The Spartans controlled possession and outshot the Huskies 7-2 over the final 45 minutes.

Third-year Trinity Western goalkeeper Sebastian Colyn (Langley, B.C.) was sharp when tested, especially in the first half. Coyln picked up the clean sheet with a four-save performance.

Trinity Western picks up their third-consecutive win on the season with the 1-0 victory, which is the club’s first win of the season on the road. The Spartans move to 4-3-0 on the year with the victory.

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TWU Coach Mike Shearon

“I thought we played well today, even though we took a while to figure out the field and [Saskatchewan] a little bit. I thought Saskatchewan deserved a little more out of the game than what they got, as there were a couple real quality chances they created. Sebastian Colyn came up big when needed, and we were lucky that they missed a few times, too.”

“I thought we had good movement going forward, Jacob Low drawing the penalty was excellent for us and in getting a tap in at the end. I’m proud of our guys, they worked really hard in a place that’s not easy to play. I also think our young players learned a valuable lesson today, where we need to go out and replicate this performance tomorrow.”