SPARTANS HOST UNBC IN HOME-OPENING WEEKEND FRIDAY, SATURDAY

SPARTANS HOST UNBC IN HOME-OPENING WEEKEND FRIDAY, SATURDAY

LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western will host the University of Northern British Columbia this weekend, as the Spartans men's soccer team opens its regular season home schedule Friday and Saturday at Chase Office Field.

WEEKEND PREVIEW
Friday, Sept. 1 vs. UNBC (1-0-1) – 7:15 p.m. (PT)
Saturday, Sept. 2 vs. UNBC (1-0-1) – 7:15 p.m. (PT)

WATCH: www.CanadaWest.tv.

THE WEEKEND STORY
• TWU opened its season with a 5-1 win over Victoria, in which Leighton Johnson (Calgary) scored three goals and added an assist.
o Johnson was named the Canada West Men's 1st Star of the Week.
• However, the Spartans followed up their season-opening win with a 1-0 loss against No. 5 UBC in which TWU was held to just one shot on target.
• First-year Sebastian Colyn (Langley) started both games of the Spartans opening weekend and made eight saves, while allowing just two goals, including one from the penalty spot against UBC.
• TWU has never lost against the Timberwolves at home, as the Spartans have a 3-0-1 record against UNBC at Chase Office Field.
• The last time TWU hosted UNBC was in 2015, when the Spartans earned back-to-back wins, 4-0 and 2-1, over the Timberwolves.
• UNBC enters this weekend unbeaten after earning a win and a draw against Thompson Rivers last weekend.
• The Timberwolves Cody Gysbers, Gordon Hall and Stuart Rowlands scored for UNBC in its opening weekend.
• Fifth-year UNBC goalkeeper Tyrone Venhola started both matches, making 13 saves while allowing two goals.

HEAD-TO-HEAD IN 2016
Aug. 26 – TWU 2 UNBC 1 (Prince George, B.C.)
Aug. 27 – TWU 2 UNBC 0 (Prince George, B.C.)

TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (1-1-0)
U SPORTS ranking: NR
Pacific Division Standings: 3rd
Last Weekend: Victoria (5-1 W), UBC (1-0 L)
Streak: 1 loss
Regular Season Form: L-W

UNBC TIMBERWOLVES (1-0-1)
U SPORTS ranking: NR
Pacific Division Standings: 2nd
Last Weekend: Thompson Rivers (1-1 T), (2-1 W)
Streak: 1 win
Regular Season Form: T-W

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