Box Score

Scheduled Game: BRITISH COLUMBIA*

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GAME RESULTS12T
British Columbia000
TRINITY WESTERN000

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Game Date: 10/26/2012Location: Langley, BC
Game Time: 7:50 pmAttendance: 275
Referee: Rubin Smilev, Asst. Referee: Noel Estacio, Aaron Gubeli, Alt. Official: Philip Leung, Timekeeper: Scott Stewart, Scorer: Scott Stewart
British ColumbiaTRINITY WESTERN
Goals
Goal Scorer(s)
Attack
Total Goals Scored00
Penalty Goals00
Shots On Target54
Total Shots97
Corner Kicks00
Defence
Saves45
Penalties Conceded00
Discipline
Red Cards00
Yellow Cards42
Offside44
Other Fouls109
British Columbia
#NAMEMINGASSPP
1Luke O'Shea (GK)90042,2
#NAMEMINY/R(C)S/SOGGoal
7Devin Gunenc900/00/00
10Brandon Bonifacio900/02/20
16Kent O'Connor901/01/00
17Marco Visintin900/01/00
19Milad Mehrabi730/01/10
20Reynold Stewart820/00/00
9Gagandeep Dosanjh861/02/10
2Tyler Mertens900/00/00
15Harry Lakhan691/00/00
23William Hyde900/01/00
Substitutions
11Navid Mashinchi80/00/00
12Greg Smith251/00/00
21Sean Haley170/00/00
TRINITY WESTERN
#NAMEMINGASSPP
1Evan Lowther (GK)90053,2
#NAMEMINY/R(C)S/SOGGoal
6Kalem Scott870/01/10
7Mitchell Rohla901/01/00
8Cameron Parkes580/01/00
10Brayden Gant900/00/00
9Spencer Schmidt900/02/10
26Jarvis Ambaka900/01/10
5Rhys Volkenant900/00/00
13Brayden Volkenant901/00/00
17Taylor Johnson900/00/00
23Cody Strelau900/01/10
Substitutions
18Andre Costa30/00/00
32Carlos del Aguila320/00/00

Game Recap

Game Recap

MEN’S SOCCER (CANADA WEST)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
TRINITY WESTERN (0) BRITISH COLUMBIA (0)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPARTANS AND T-BIRDS PLAY TO SCORELESS DRAW



LANGLEY, British Columbia – The No. 7 Trinity Western men’s soccer saw its quest for first place in the Pacific Division come to an end Friday as the Spartans played to a 0-0 draw with No. 2 UBC at Rogers Field.

With the tie, the Thunderbirds clinched top spot in the division and a bye into the Canada West semifinals next weekend. The Spartans needed back-to-back wins over the Thunderbirds this weekend to nab top spot and, with second place clinched last week, will now go to UBC Saturday for what amounts to a meaningless game in the standings. The Spartans now know they will play the third place team in the Prairie Division in the Canada West quarter-finals.

In a game that was dominated by UBC in the first half but much more level in the second half, both teams created a few quality chances but neither was able to find the back of net. For UBC, it was the first time it had been shut out all season.  As is seemingly standard procedure when these two teams play, there were plenty of bookings as six yellow cards were handed out, with UBC collecting four and TWU two. Prior to tonight, the Thunderbirds had only been shown seven yellow cards all season.

Trinity Western’s Evan Lowther (Surrey, B.C.) made five saves while UBC’s Luke O’Shea made four as both goalies earned their fourth shutouts of the year.

The Spartans are now 9-1-3 on the season while UBC is 11-0-2.

“It was a typical game between UBC and Trinity Western,” said Spartans coach Pat Rohla. “It was well-played and everyone gave it their all. I’m disappointed that we can’t catch them now, but I think we showed people that we can play with them. I thought we were a little tentative in the first half but overall I think we showed that we can play and we have a lot of players who can play in different positions. I’m disappointed we didn’t get the result, but I’m pleased with the performance of many of our players.”

The first half was a methodical one that had UBC in control and with possession for much of the half. Keeping the Thunderbirds in check was a Spartans team that played a staunch defensive game that forced UBC to patiently wait for openings. Unfortunately for the visitors, those openings rarely came.

The best chances for UBC came in the first 10 minutes, with Brandon Bonifacio (Vancouver) getting two shots on goal but neither really challenged Spartans goalie Lowther.

The Spartans best opportunity of the half came in the 24th minute off a Jarvis Ambaka (Maragoli, Kenya) attempt from well out that forced O’Shea to dive from his left to right to keep the ball out.

In the second half, TWU found another gear and were a much more attack-minded side.

However, as was the case in the first half, neither team proved particularly proficient at generating top quality opportunities.

What the second half did feature was a bevy of yellow cards and plenty of feisty action. All six bookings came within the first 22 minutes of the second half.
The Thunderbirds had their best chance of the game in the 79th minute when Gagandeep Dosanjh (Abbotsford, B.C.) got his head to a cross in the box, but his attempt was stymied by Lowther, who was forced to make a diving mid-air save that was arguably the best stop Spartans fans have seen him make all season.

The Spartans came tantalizingly close to scoring what would have been the winner late in stoppage time. A cross from the right flank found Spencer Schmidt (Abbotsford) in the box and the TWU striker one-touched it past O’Shea but also just past the outside of the right post. Brayden Gant (Maple Ridge, B.C.) nearly got a toe on it on the back side but was forced to watch it just escape his reach.

Game Notes: UBC had a 9-7 advantage in total shots…UBC’s Kent O’Connor (Langley) (52nd minute), Dosanjh (62nd), Harry Lakhan (Surrey) (65th) and Greg Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) (67th) were all shown yellows…TWU’s Mitchell Rohla (Langley) (50th) and Brayden Volkenant (Surrey) (51st) also saw yellow.

-TW-

Play-by-Play

Play-by-Play

British Columbia Period: 1TRINITY WESTERN
Luke O'Shea at goalie for British Columbia.00:00
00:00Evan Lowther at goalie for TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UBC Brandon Bonifacio, SAVE Evan Lowther.01:45
Foul on British Columbia.
Offside against British Columbia.05:08
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UBC Brandon Bonifacio, SAVE Evan Lowther.08:46
Shot by UBC Gagandeep Dosanjh BLOCKED.10:00
Foul on British Columbia.
Shot by UBC Kerman Kooner, SAVE Evan Lowther.18:19
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UBC William Hyde WIDE.20:11
23:05Shot by TWU Jarvis Ambaka, SAVE Luke O'Shea.
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Foul on British Columbia.
35:44Shot by TWU Kalem Scott, SAVE Luke O'Shea.
Foul on British Columbia.
39:48Shot by TWU Cameron Parkes HIGH.
End of period [45:00].-END-45:00End of period [45:00].-END-
British Columbia Period: 2TRINITY WESTERN
Start of 2nd period [45:00].45:00Start of 2nd period [45:00].
46:18Shot by TWU Mitchell Rohla BLOCKED.
49:14Yellow card on TWU Mitchell Rohla.
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
50:52Yellow card on TWU Brayden Volkenant.
Foul on British Columbia.
Yellow card on UBC Kent O'Connor.51:38
54:00Shot by TWU Spencer Schmidt, SAVE Luke O'Shea.
Foul on British Columbia.
57:32TWU substitution: Carlos del Aguila for Cameron Parkes.
Foul on British Columbia.
Yellow card on UBC Gagandeep Dosanjh.61:18
62:30Shot by TWU Cody Strelau, SAVE Luke O'Shea.
Offside against British Columbia.63:18
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Yellow card on UBC Harry Lakhan.64:49
UBC substitution: Greg Smith for Harry Lakhan.64:56
65:39Offside against TRINITY WESTERN.
66:34Offside against TRINITY WESTERN.
Yellow card on UBC Greg Smith.66:55
Foul on British Columbia.
Shot by UBC Milad Mehrabi, SAVE Evan Lowther.71:44
UBC substitution: Sean Haley for Milad Mehrabi.73:12
Shot by UBC Marco Visintin WIDE.74:35
Offside against British Columbia.75:13
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
Shot by UBC Kent O'Connor HIGH.76:46
Header Shot by UBC Gagandeep Dosanjh, SAVE Evan Lowther.78:03
UBC substitution: Navid Mashinchi for Reynold Stewart.81:53
Foul on TRINITY WESTERN.
84:14Offside against TRINITY WESTERN.
Foul on British Columbia.
UBC substitution: Harry Lakhan for Gagandeep Dosanjh.85:46
Offside against British Columbia.86:17
87:09TWU substitution: Andre Costa for Kalem Scott.
Foul on British Columbia.
90:00Offside against TRINITY WESTERN.
90:00Shot by TWU Spencer Schmidt WIDE.
End of period [90:00].-END-90:00End of period [90:00].-END-

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