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TWU soccer: Spartans win Keg Spring Cup

Colleen Webber’s free kick goal late in the first half helped the Trinity Western Spartans capture the 2012 Keg Spring Cup in Victoria.

In Sunday’s final, Webber’s goal broke a scoreless tie as the Spartans defeated the Victoria Vikes 1-0 to win their second straight Keg Spring Cup title.

“It’s nice to be the Keg Cup winners,” said coach Graham Roxburgh.

“Victoria was a very formidable opponent and were always very dangerous.

“I was really pleased with how we defended corporately and how we performed overall on offence as we generated decent (offensive) opportunities with a number of young players.”

He was especially impressed with the play of Natalie Boyd in the midfield and the team’s entire back four.

On the game’s only goal, Webber’s shot hit underneath the cross bar, bounced down and into the net.

“Colleen hit an absolute bullet, which I don’t think any keeper would have been able to stop,” Roxburgh said.

In the Spartans’ other game, they posted an impressive 3-0 win over the Alberta Pandas on Saturday.

Jessica King and Melissa Mobilio scored in the first half, while Rachel Antoniuk struck early in the second half.

Next up for the team is an exhibition match against the Vancouver Whitecaps prospects on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Rogers Park on the TWU campus.

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The Spartans men’s team could not make it a clean sweep for the Trinity Western soccer program.

The Spartans fell 4-0 to the Fraser Valley Cascades in Sunday’s final at the Keg Spring Cup in Victoria.

“Extremely disappointed in our performance,” said coach Pat Rohla.

“We played a workmanlike solid UFV team, but we gifted three goals to them.

“Overall, it was an extremely poor performance that reminds us that nothing gets gifted, you must work for every ball and every result.”

The Cascades scored twice in each half, including an own goal from the Spartans.

Trent Mayer scored in the 28th minute, Daniel Molendijk struck in the 47th minute and Ethan Collins closed the scoring in the 90th minute.

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