Spartans draw with T-Birds

Top-ranked Trinity Western women's soccer team opens with scoreless tie against UBC

The Trinity Western Spartans opened the Canada West season with a scoreless draw.

The Spartans women’s soccer team was in Vancouver to face the UBC Thunderbirds on Saturday at David Sidoo Field at Thunderbird Stadium.

“It is a disappointing result in the end, but all credit to UBC, they defended very well,” said Trinity Western coach Graham Roxburgh.

“We were unfortunate to not get on the board in the first half and we had a little more life and intelligence in the second half.

“But chances were few and far between for both teams.”

The Spartans had a pair of great chances to get on the board — one at the end of each half — but came up short.

The chance at the end of the first half was a header from Krista Gommeringer which went off the post.

The other attempt was the game’s last shot, but Vanessa Kovacs put the ball over the crossbar.

Trinity Western keeper Rachel Bedek made two saves while her counterpart, Alyssa Williamson — an R.E. Mountain graduate — had one save.

The Spartans, who maintained their No. 1 ranking in the CIS polls, play a pair of home games this weekend.

On Friday they host the Victoria Vikes and on Saturday they play the UFV (Fraser Valley) Cascades. Both games are at Rogers Field on the TWU campus.

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