SPARTANS RALLY TO EARN VICTORY OVER SEATTLE PACIFIC

SPARTANS RALLY TO EARN VICTORY OVER SEATTLE PACIFIC

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western's Elijah Adekugbe (Calgary) and Elie Gindo (Langley) each found the back of the net as the Spartans capped their spring schedule with a 2-1 win over Seattle Pacific Saturday at Chase Office Field.

After the Falcons opened the scoring inside the first three minutes, Adekugbe equalised late in the first half before Gindo put the Spartans ahead midway through the second half. TWU held off a 10-man SPU side the rest of the way. The Falcons were down a player after seeing a red card in the first half.

"I thought it was a good performance," said Spartans coach Mike Shearon. "I was disappointed with giving up a goal early on against the run of play, but at the same time, we talked a lot this week about being resilient and fighting through things and we saw that today. We got the goal back right before half and we talked about continuing to generate chances and it was nice to see Elie get the winner."

Adekugbe tied the contest when he one-touched a nifty feed from Caleb Johnson (Calgary), beating the Falcons keeper from six yards out.

Gindo capitalized from in close as well as he found his way to a loose ball inside the six-yard box and knocked it home.

Goalkeeper James Hielema earned the win for TWU, as the Spartans finished their spring season with a 4-2 record, which included taking top spot at the annual Keg Cup in Victoria.

"Overall the spring season has been great," Shearon said. "It's given me the chance to see a number of our players, with some of them out of position, and also give some of our younger guys some significant minutes. I thought the results we had in the spring were good results and I think we've learned a lot about ourselves, both as individuals and as a team."

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