LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western’s women’s soccer team will play the final two home game of its regular season schedule this weekend, as the No. 10-ranked Spartans host Regina Friday and Saskatchewan Saturday. On Saturday, the Spartans will honour their graduating seniors in a pregame ceremony.
Friday, Oct. 13 vs. Regina (0-5-5) – 5 p.m. (PT)
Sunday, Oct. 14 vs. Saskatchewan (5-2-3) – 5 p.m. (PT)
THE WEEKEND STORY
• The Spartans will look to keep their momentum rolling this weekend as they enter the weekend riding a seven-game winning streak.
• TWU hasn’t allowed a goal in 646 minutes, which is the longest regular season streak in program history. The last time the Spartans conceded a goal was Sept. 16 against Calgary. The previous record was 614 minutes in 2012.
• The Spartans longest shutout streak, including playoffs, is 728 minutes in 2015.
• No. 10 TWU returned to the U SPORTS Top 10 after being left out for the last three weeks.
• The Spartans will honour graduating athletes Christina Oliverio (Calgary) and Carmen Mostat (Langley) Saturday.
• TWU has outscored its opponents 18-0 over its last four games.
• The Spartans Rachel Hutchinson (Cloverdale, B.C.) was the Canada West Women’s Second Star of the Week this past week after she had two goals and two assists over TWU’s back-to-back wins against Fraser Valley.
• Hutchinson leads TWU and is tied for third in the conference with six goals. She is also tied for the team lead in assists, alongside Seina Kashima (Burnaby, B.C.), with four.
• Kashima has 23 career assists, which is the most in TWU women’s soccer history and has her tied for second in Canada West history. She trails Tessa Miller, who played for Calgary, by four assists.
• The Cougars are the lone team in the Prairie Division still looking for a win.
• Sally Bachmann is the lone Regina player with multiple goals this year, as she has three on the season.
• Saskatchewan’s Leesa Eggum has been the Huskies go-to goal-scorer this year, as she has six goals and three assists.
SPARTANS HEAD-TO-HEAD IN 2016
vs. Regina (1-0-0)
Sept. 11 – TWU 1 Regina 0 (Langley, B.C.)
vs. Saskatchewan (2-0-0)
Sept. 10 – TWU 4 Saskatchewan 0 (Langley, B.C.)
Oct. 5 – TWU 2 Saskatchewan 0 (Langley, B.C.) | Canada West Select Six – Semifinals
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (8-2-0)
U SPORTS ranking: No. 10
Pacific Division Standings: 1st
Last Weekend: Fraser Valley (5-0 W), (4-0 W)
Streak: 7 wins
Regular Season Form: W-W-W-W-W
REGINA COUGARS (0-5-5)
U SPORTS ranking: NR
Prairie Division Standings: 7th
Last Weekend: Saskatchewan (1-1 T), (1-0 L)
Streak: 1 loss
Regular Season Form: L-L-T-T-L
SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (5-2-3)
U SPORTS ranking: NR
Prairie Division Standings: 2nd
Last Weekend: Regina (1-1 T), (1-0 W)
Streak: 1 win
Regular Season Form: T-L-T-T-W