October 16, 2016 - 10:32 AM
KAMLOOPS - Make it three in a row. The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team have won three straight matches—all by shutouts.
On Saturday, Oct. 15, the WolfPack knocked off the first place team in the Canada West Pacific Division 2-0 at Hillside Stadium. The Spartans are also ranked fourth in the CIS top 10 rankings this week.
“It continues to show growth and the confidence in the players. How they are playing. It was a real professional effort out there today. We were playing against the fourth ranked team in Canada. The guys came out hard and played smart. That is what is what I really liked. They were organized. Communication was excellent and the balance was outstanding,” TRU head coach John Antulov says.
“As soon as we got back from our road trip in Alberta, we knew every game counted. Points are really hard to come by in this division. We have been able to string together three wins now. We have three games left and hopefully we can keep this momentum going. Everything is going well across the team,” TRU forward Ryan Glanville says.
For the first time in their history, the WolfPack beat the Spartans. Ryan Glanville (4th year, forward, Williams Lake, BC) scored both goals for TRU giving him nine on the season. Clay Harsany (2nd year, High River, AB) notched his fourth shutout of the year (fourth career) and third in a row. TRU moves to .500 on the season.
1. 38:39 – TRU- Ryan Glanville (4th year, forward, Williams Lake, BC) assisted by Mitchell Popadynetz (3rd year, forward Nelson, BC). Glanville’s 8 th goal of the season. Popadynetz got a pass from Colton Walker (4th year, midfield, Sicamous, BC) and scores on Trinity Western keeper Andrew Hicks (5th year, Surrey, BC) to right side of the net. TRU 1 TWU 0 at the half.
2. 76:54 – TRU- Ryan Glanville assisted by Colton Walker. Walker with headman pass to Glanville who beat Hicks to the left side of the net. TRU 2 TWU 0
Corner Kicks: Trinity Western 10 (seven in second half) TRU 9 (six in second half)
Saves: TRU 4 (three in second half) Trinity Western 3 (two in second half)
Shots by Period: Trinity Western 11 (nine in second half) TRU 11 (seven in second half)
Trinity Western 9-4-2
The WolfPack will close out the home portion of their Canada West regular season tomorrow when they entertain the University of Fraser Valley Cascades. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Trinity Western will move into Kelowna for a Sunday tilt with the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
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