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TWU soccer: Season ends in penalty kicks

Trinity Western’s David Malmura (right) fights for the ball against Victoria Vikes’ Corey Sanford during the Canada West bronze medal match on Sunday in Victoria, which the Vikes won 1-0. - Sharon Tiffin/Black Press
Trinity Western’s David Malmura (right) fights for the ball against Victoria Vikes’ Corey Sanford during the Canada West bronze medal match on Sunday in Victoria, which the Vikes won 1-0.
— image credit: Sharon Tiffin/Black Press

The Trinity Western Spartans’ hopes of advancing to the national championships ended in penalty kicks.

After playing the UBC Thunderbirds to a 1-1 standstill through regulation and extra time, the Canada West semifinal game came down to penalty kicks.

The T-Birds prevailed 4-3 in the penalty kicks.

UBC would be eliminated from advancing after losing the Canada West gold medal game to the Alberta Golden Bears on Sunday. Trinity Western lost 1-0 to the host Victoria Vikes in the bronze medal match.

Victoria, as the host school for nationals, and Alberta advance to this week’s championships.

“I think on both days we were probably the better team but you won’t win unless you score goals and that’s what we lacked this weekend,” said Spartans coach Pat Rohla.

“We are very disappointed not to have advanced based on our play but again, we need some finish to get results.”

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Three members of the Trinity Western Spartans were named to the Canada West all-star team.

Fullback James Farenhorst was the lone Spartan selected a first-team men’s soccer all-star while goalkeeper Andrew Fink and midfielder Brayden Gant were second-team selections.

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