Scheduled Game: @Portland
|Game Date: 04/10/2011||Location: Portland, Oregon.|
|Game Time: 4:30 pm||Attendance: |
WOMEN’S SOCCER (SPRING FRIENDLY)
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
TWU SPARTANS (0) VS THE PORTLAND UNIVERSITY PILOTS (3)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SPARTANS END SEASON WITH LOSS TO PILOTS
PORTLAND – The Trinity Western Spartans women’s soccer team ended the 2011 spring season with a 3-0 loss to the NCAA Div. I Portland University Pilots Sunday afternoon at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.
“We played and excellent team today who have the ability to defend and possess the ball,” commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh. “At times I was quite pleased with how we played. And for a good stretch of the first half we were able to contain them. In the second half we played with more energy and controlled the ball more, but we really did not create many scoring opportunities.”
The Spartans battle the top ranked Pilots for much of the first half and trailed 1-0 after 45 minutes of play.
TWU had more control of the play in the second half then they did in the first, but a defensive miscue and a solid individual effort gave the Pilots twomore goals as they knocked of the Spartans 3-0.
“Portland is always going to be tough and we gave a good account of ourselves, but at times we showed a little naivety,” added Roxburgh. “A good learning experience for us and was a little disappointed in the outcome but in the end it was a fair result and maybe the score could have been a little more gracious to us.”
The Spartans goal tending duties were shared by Kristen Funk and Veronika Rogina.
Match Notes: TWU’s Funk had to leave the game in the first half after being injured on a cross…The Pilots went into last Fall’s NCAA tournament as the No. 1 seed before falling to Washington 2-1 (10-9 PK) in the NCAA tournament…