VICTORIA - The Trinity Western Spartans men's soccer team used a late goal to tie the Fraser Valley Cascades 1-1 in the bronze medal match of the Keg Cup Sunday afternoon in Victoria, B.C.
The Spartans would dominate the shot total, with a 10-4 advantage but were forced to score late to secure the tie.
Trinity Western controlled most of the play throughout the opening half which forced Fraser Valley to rely on the counter attack. Trinity Western along with more possession of the ball also had more scoring opportunities, but it was the Cascades who got on the board first when Parman Minhas chased down a long ball over top of the Spartans defence and lobbed the ball over Trinity Western second year keeper Sebastian Colyn (Langley, B.C.). Apart from the Cascades' late goal, not much separated the two sides going into the second half.
In the second half both teams had their share of set pieces, but were each was easily dealt with by the defensive sides.
With seconds left on the clock a 90th minute a free kick from TWU rookie midfielder (Calgary) Andrew Samuel was swung into the box and was brilliantly saved by UFV's Joben Mander who saw the ball bounce off the crossbar and fall into the path of Spartan rookie forward Jackson Tomson (Langley) who tapped in the game tying goal.
For the second straight year the Fraser Valley Cascades and the Trinity Western Spartans share 3rd place in the annual Keg Cup.
Mike Shearon - TWU Head Coach
"It wasn't the most exciting soccer match, but were able to get everyone in, and It was a good learning experience and building block for our team as we move forward."