Box Score

Scheduled Game: FRASER VALLEY*

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Game Date: 10/19/2012Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 7:30 pmAttendance: 220
Referee: Colin Lawrence, Asst. Referee: Marco Arruda, Noel Estacio, Alt. Official: Rubin Smilev, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
Fraser ValleyTRINITY WESTERN
Goals
Goal Scorer(s)Jarvis Ambaka (26) - 73:03
Attack
Total Goals Scored01
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target107
Total Shots2410
Corner Kicks44
Defence
Saves610
Penalties Conceded00
Discipline
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards43
Offside32
Other Fouls814
Fraser Valley
#NAMEMINGASSPP
01Mark Village (GK)90162,4
#NAMEMINY/R(C)S/SOGGoal
2Colton O'Neill900/00/00
5Ravi Singh901/01/00
8Sasa Plavsic900/09/30
9Craig Robinson900/05/10
11Justin Sekhon901/03/20
14Connor MacMillan900/02/20
15Jared Gibbons891/00/00
18Cam MacKinnon900/00/00
19Ryan Liddiard901/02/10
23Cole Almond900/01/00
Substitutions
12Koby Byrne10/01/10
TRINITY WESTERN
#NAMEMINGASSPP
1Evan Lowther (GK)900104,6
#NAMEMINY/R(C)S/SOGGoal
4Jordan Whitehead430/00/00
7Mitchell Rohla900/00/00
10Brayden Gant900/00/00
12Andrew Phillips450/02/10
8Cameron Parkes901/00/00
26Jarvis Ambaka*900/01/11
5Rhys Volkenant901/01/10
6Kalem Scott900/00/00
13Brayden Volkenant900/01/00
17Taylor Johnson901/01/10
Substitutions
9Spencer Schmidt450/02/20
14Nathaniel Turner170/00/00
18Andre Costa280/01/00

Game Recap

Game Recap

MEN’S SOCCER (CANADA WEST)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
TRINITY WESTERN (1) FRASER VALLEY (0)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT WITH WIN OVER UFV



LANGLEY, British Columbia – With Jarvis Ambaka (Maragoli, Kenya) playing hero by scoring the game’s lone tally, the Trinity Western men’s soccer team clinched a Canada West playoff spot with a 1-0 win over Fraser Valley Friday at Rogers Field.

Despite a strong showing from the Cascades that saw the visitors create several high-quality scoring chances and outshoot TWU 24-10, the Spartans, in another feisty cross-town affair, held on for the win. For the second straight game against UFV, Ambaka scored the winning goal as he, off a scrambled corner kick in the 74th minute, blocked a Cascades clearing attempt and saw the ball deflect into the back of the net. The last time these two teams played, Sept. 15, Ambaka also got the winner as he scored two second half goals to help the Spartans rally from a one-goal halftime deficit to earn a 2-1 win.

For the Spartans, the victory officially put them into the post-season dance with an 8-1-2 record and with a win against Victoria Saturday, TWU can assure itself of at least second place in the Pacific Division.

The loss was a critical setback for the Cascades, who are now 3-4-4 on the year and remain four points behind the Vikes for the third and final playoff position.

“It was not a pretty win but it was a win none the less,” said Spartans coach Pat Rohla. “We’re happy that we got the win but we’re not satisfied. That UFV team is a plucky team and I think at times we underestimated how hard they like to come at you. With our changes in the back line (playing without the suspended Cody Strelau due to yellow card accumulation), we lacked a bit of continuity in how we played. But we’re just thankful Jarvis was in the right place at the right time to keep doing what he’s doing.”

The Cascades had the better of the chances in the first half as they were close to breaking the deadlock on no less than three occasions.

The Cascades Sasa Plavsic (Coquitlam, B.C.) nearly opened the scoring in the third minute when he took a cross off the right flank and, from just a few yards off the line, headed the ball just over bar with a gaping Spartans net awaiting.

Fraser Valley continued to create Grade “A” chances as Craig Robinson (Chilliwack, B.C.) nearly got the Cascades on the board in the 24th minute when his presence caused havoc in the box and forced TWU goalie Evan Lowther (Surrey, B.C.) to scrabble back to nab a net-seeking ball off the goal line.

Robinson had another near-goal in the 39th minute on a quality attempt but it was Lowther once again making the save to preserve the scoreless line.

For the Spartans, it was Andy Phillips (Lake Errock, B.C.) creating the most dangerous opportunities, but despite the Spartans producing plenty of offensive pushes, UFV goalie Mark Village (Abbotsford, B.C.) was largely untested in the opening 45 minutes.

In the second half, the Cascades continued to push for the opening tally but each time they got a chance, it was either high, wide or Lowther was there to make the save.
In the 59th minute, Plavsic had another close call when his shot off the right wing was stopped by a diving Lowther.

The Spartans nearly had a goal in the 62nd minute when a scramble in the box saw a shot on goal stopped by the hand of one of the Cascades defenders. The hand-ball went unnoticed by the referee and the play continued.

But then in the 74th minute, the Spartans – having finally put some serious pressure on the Cascades, largely off corner kicks – got the winner. After TWU’s Spencer Schmidt (Abbotsford) placed a corner kick into the box, a mad scramble ensued. After a couple of Spartans whiffed on shot attempts and bodies flying everywhere, an ill-advised clearing attempt went off the leg of Ambaka and into the back of the net.

From there, the Spartans played lockdown defence and, despite a few near chances, didn’t allow the Cascades a shot on target the rest of the way.

The Spartans Lowther finished with 10 saves on the night while Village made six saves for UFV.

The Spartans are back on the pitch Saturday when they take on Victoria at Rogers Field at 7 p.m. The Cascades will play at UBC Saturday at 7 p.m.

Game Notes: UFV had 10 shots on target to TWU’s 7…there were seven yellow cards distributed as TWU’s Cameron Parkes (North Delta, B.C.), Taylor Johnson (Strathmore, Alta.) and Rhys Volkenant (Surrey) and UFV’s Ravi Singh (Abbotsford), Justin Sekhon (Abbotsford), Jared Gibbons (Langley) and Ryan Liddiard (Kamloops, B.C.) were all booked.

-TW-




Play-by-Play

Play-by-Play

Fraser Valley Period: 1TRINITY WESTERN
Mark Village at goalie for Fraser Valley.00:00
00:00Evan Lowther at goalie for TRINITY WESTERN.
02:34Shot by TWU Andrew Phillips BLOCKED.
Header Shot by UFV Sasa Plavsic HIGH.02:17
Shot by UFV Craig Robinson HIGH.03:08
Foul on Fraser Valley.
Shot by UFV Craig Robinson WIDE.06:49
Foul on Fraser Valley.
Shot by UFV Craig Robinson WIDE.10:35
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UFV Cole Almond BLOCKED.11:23
Offside against Fraser Valley.11:54
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Foul on Fraser Valley.
17:50Shot by TWU Brayden Volkenant BLOCKED.
Foul on Fraser Valley.
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
23:07Offside against TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UFV Connor MacMillan, SAVE Evan Lowther.23:49
24:01Shot by TWU Andrew Phillips, SAVE Mark Village.
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UFV Ryan Liddiard, SAVE Evan Lowther.26:46
29:07Shot by TWU Cody Strelau, SAVE Mark Village.
Yellow card on UFV Jared Gibbons.30:47
Shot by UFV Sasa Plavsic WIDE.31:41
35:03Yellow card on TWU Taylor Johnson.
Shot by UFV Sasa Plavsic BLOCKED.35:54
Shot by UFV Craig Robinson, SAVE Evan Lowther.38:41
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UFV Ryan Liddiard WIDE.42:16
42:31TWU substitution: Andrew Phillips for Jordan Whitehead.
Foul on Fraser Valley.
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UFV Justin Sekhon WIDE.45:00
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UFV Sasa Plavsic, SAVE Evan Lowther.45:00
End of period [45:00].-END-45:00End of period [45:00].-END-
Fraser Valley Period: 2TRINITY WESTERN
Start of 2nd period [45:00].45:00Start of 2nd period [45:00].
45:00TWU substitution: Spencer Schmidt for Samuel Delfs.
45:00TWU substitution: Andre Costa for Andrew Phillips.
Yellow card on UFV Justin Sekhon.46:48
47:43Yellow card on TWU Rhys Volkenant.
Foul on Fraser Valley.
49:12Shot by TWU Taylor Johnson, SAVE Mark Village.
50:18Yellow card on TWU Cameron Parkes.
Shot by UFV Sasa Plavsic, SAVE Evan Lowther.51:11
51:41Header Shot by TWU Andre Costa WIDE.
Shot by UFV Justin Sekhon, SAVE Evan Lowther.52:42
Shot by UFV Sasa Plavsic WIDE.53:49
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Offside against Fraser Valley.55:32
Shot by UFV Sasa Plavsic, SAVE Evan Lowther.58:11
Corner kick by UFV Ryan Liddiard [58:33].58:33
Shot by UFV Ravi Singh BLOCKED.59:07
Shot by UFV Justin Sekhon, SAVE Evan Lowther.59:49
61:03Corner kick by TWU Spencer Schmidt [61:03].
61:50Corner kick by TWU Spencer Schmidt [61:50].
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UFV Connor MacMillan, SAVE Evan Lowther.63:13
63:40Corner kick by TWU Spencer Schmidt [63:40].
Shot by UFV Koby Byrne, SAVE Evan Lowther.65:19
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UFV Sasa Plavsic BLOCKED.67:27
Offside against Fraser Valley.67:49
69:00Shot by TWU Rhys Volkenant, SAVE Mark Village.
70:09Offside against TRINITY WESTERN.
Foul on Fraser Valley.
Yellow card on UFV Ryan Liddiard.71:45
71:59Corner kick by TWU Spencer Schmidt [71:59].
72:40TWU substitution: Nathaniel Turner for Andre Costa.
73:03GOAL by TWU Jarvis Ambaka (FIRST GOAL), goal number 7 for season.
*crossed from left scramble in box
Corner kick by UFV Ryan Liddiard [74:39].74:39
Corner kick by UFV Ryan Liddiard [75:04].75:04
Header Shot by UFV Sasa Plavsic HIGH.76:14
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UFV Craig Robinson BLOCKED.82:24
84:01Shot by TWU Spencer Schmidt, SAVE Mark Village.
Yellow card on UFV Ravi Singh.85:00
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Foul on Fraser Valley.
87:24Shot by TWU Spencer Schmidt, SAVE Mark Village.
Corner kick by UFV Ryan Liddiard [88:17].88:17
UFV substitution: Koby Byrne for Jared Gibbons.88:36
End of period [90:00].-END-90:00End of period [90:00].-END-

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