Women’s Soccer (Conference)
Thursday, September 19, 2002
TWU Spartans (1) vs the University of Calgary Dinos (2)
Acrobatic Angela (Almost) Saves the Day
Langley, British Columbia – Trinity Western University’s women’s soccer team came out and played hard tonight in a tough loss to the University of Calgary Dinos. The Spartans took it to the Dinos in the first half, coming on very strong and scoring an early goal. But as the match wore on, Calgary began to control the tempo and scored two unanswered goals to win the game 2-1.
TWU keeper Angela Garriott (1st yr, Campbell River, BC) had an outstanding game, highlighted by an amazing save early in the first half. Calgary midfielder Katie Lee (5th yr, Calgary, AB) got free on a breakaway only to have her point-blank shot stopped by Garriott. Lee’s second effort was also unsuccessful as Garriott managed to get back in time to save that as well. Angela Trauter (2nd yr, Midfielder, Langley, BC) deserves some of the credit for that second save as she did a great job in getting back to cut off Lee’s shooting angle. Garriott had no chance to take a breather in this game as Calgary’s offense came out firing in the second half as well. TWU’s young keeper performed admirably, making eight acrobatic saves in total.
It was Garriott’s save in the first half that led to TWU’s only goal of the game. Emily Bond (1st yr, Forward, Langley, BC) scored off a pass from Ashlee Davison (2nd yr, Forward, Maple Ridge, BC), after getting by her defender to net the ball in the top left corner.
Calgary scored the equalizer in the 30th minute off a corner by Katie Lee, as Jessica Horning (2nd yr, Midfielder, North Vancouver, BC) blasted a shot in the box that deflected past TWU’s goalie into the bottom right corner.
In the second half, Calgary proved to be too much for TWU as once again the Spartans’ health and fitness became factors. TWU’s squad visibly faded while Calgary kept the pressure on looking for the winning goal. Calgary’s Stephanie Hoogveld (1st yr, Defender, Calgary, AB) scored that goal off a beautiful chip pass from teammate Megan Dourado (3rd yr, Forward, Calgary, AB), roofing a shot over Garriott’s head and into the back of the net.
Although the Spartans had their chances to tie the game late in the second half, it was not to be. Calgary held on for the win, and TWU’s women were left to be satisfied with the effort and heart they exhibited.
Game Notes: shots on goal were fairly even at 16-12 in favor of Calgary…however, Calgary dominated corner kicks 6-2…