WOMEN'S SOCCER (PRE-SEASON)
MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014
TWU SPARTANS(1) AT BIOLA UNIVERSITY EAGLES (0)
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SPARTANS GET FIRST PRESEASON WIN OF 2014
MIRADA, California – The Trinity Western University women's soccer team got their first win of the 2014 pre-season with a 1-0 win over the Biola University Eagles Monday afternoon in Mirada, California. The win moves the Spartans to 1-2 in preseason play against NCCA schools.
"It was a good exercise and we got lots of minutes for kids who had not played much so far. Overall it was a good pre-season game," commented TWU head coach Graham Roxburgh.
Third year midfielder Alessandra Oliverio (Calgary) got the lone marker for the Spartans, while rookie keeper Rachel Sydor (Tsawwassen, BC) made five saves and played the full 90 minutes to earn the shut-out victory.
The goaltending duties for the Eagles were split between Briana Williams, Amanda Johnson and Marina Rodriguez, who each played 30 minutes. The trio finished with five saves for Biola.
The lone goal of the match came in the 26th minute when Oliverio converted a cross from 10 yards out from first year forward Natalie Arnett (Calgary).
TWU started strong and out shot Biola 9-1 in the first half, while the Eagles responded in the second half to outshot the Spartans 11-5 to give TWU the 14-12 edge in the match. Oliverio and rookie defender Emma Weme ( Sandpoint, Idaho) led the Spartans with four shots each, while the Eagles had four players with two shots each.
Both teams finished with five corner kicks.
The Spartans will continue their pre-season California tour tomorrow afternoon with a 4 p.m. match against Westmont University.