Spartans stay perfect after weekend in Saskatchewan

Trinity Western women's soccer team set for first home games of Canada West season this weekend

Jenaya Robertson’s second-half goal proved to be the difference as the Trinity Western Spartans improved to 3-0-0 after a pair of weekend road wins in Saskatchewan.

Robertson scored off scramble in front of the Regina Cougars goal in the 63rd minute on Sunday afternoon at the U of R Field in Regina in a 1-0 victory.

Robertson knocked down a clearing attempt and the midfielder slotted the ball home.

“Jenaya’s work rate was excellent and her desire to compete was great today,” said Spartans coach Graham Roxburgh.

“I thought our players, in the second half especially, stepped up their aggressiveness and their willingness to compete and played some good soccer and moved the ball more intelligently then we did in the first half. And with the wind at our backs it gave us a little more comfort.”

Goalkeeper Ally Williamson made three saves in the victory as she picked up back-to-back clean sheets, making one save the day before in a 4-0 victory the day before in Saskatoon against the Saskatchewan Huskies.

Danae Derksen scored twice in the second half — with goals in the 62nd and 82nd minutes — after Rachel Hutchinson (15th minute) and Kathleen Chin (45th minute) had given the visitors a 2-0 lead at the half.

“We were a little sluggish to start and credit to Saskatchewan they made it very difficult for us in the early part of the match. After we got our first goal we all settled down, but prior to that I thought we were second best and I’m disappointed that we did not start the game with the type of energy that we should have,” Roxburgh said.

“We got significantly better in the second half and began to move the ball and stretch them out. It was a good corporate win for us, but we can play better.”

The Spartans, who are ranked third nationally, will play their first two home games of the season at the Chase Office Field on the TWU campus this weekend.

On Friday, they face the UVic Vikes while on Saturday it is the UBC Thunderbirds in town. Both games are at 5 p.m.

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: History of Langley pioneer Philip Jackman comes alive in new novel

Book by Virginia Cooke details the life of Jackman, a Royal Engineer and Reeve of Langley

Trinity Western University players help Canada to second medal ever at Pan Am Cup

With the medal, Canadian team also qualifies for the 2019 Pan American Games

Aldergrove Fair Days gets ‘Down on the Farm’

Something for everyone at the 106th annual Aldergrove Fair

UPDATE: Strong showing by Langley Selects at 10-day tournament

Twelve teams competed in round-robin series

VIDEO: Langley hospital history recovered

After 16 years in storage, LMH memorial plaques added to museum in time for 70th anniversary party

VIDEO: Visual recap of Vancouver Island MusicFest

Walk Off The Earth, Passenger, Arlo Guthrie among highlights

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

Coco the cat survives horrific house fire wrapped in a blanket

Found in the laundry hours after Chilliwack firefighters douse blaze that destroyed five structures

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

Aldergrove Youth Soccer registration underway

Kids from U11 to U18 need to register so that teams can be formed, games organized

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Aldergrove ‘hoops’ boys raise cash

Successful fundraiser for the Aldergrove boys’ basketball team

Otter Co-op’s CEO top of the class

Jack Nicholson receives 2018 B.C. CEO Award in the Large Company category

Most Read