LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western’s women’s soccer is at home this Friday as the Spartans host Fraser Valley aiming to extend their five-match winning streak and keep their midseason momentum rolling.
Friday, Oct. 6 vs. Fraser Valley (4-2-2) – 5 p.m. (PT)
Sunday, Oct. 8 @ Fraser Valley (4-2-2) – 2 p.m. (PT)
THE WEEKEND STORY
• The Spartans have earned five straight wins and haven’t allowed a goal in 466 minutes. The last time TWU conceded a goal was Sept. 16 against Calgary.
• Last weekend, the Spartans were back at home and combined to outscore UBCO (4-0) and TRU (5-0) by an impressive 9-0 count.
• TWU comes into this weekend’s home-and-home series having won nine straight regular season games against the Cascades. The last time UFV beat TWU in a regular season or playoff game was in the Canada West semifinals on Nov. 6, 2010, when UFV won 3-2 in a shootout.
• Seina Kashima (Burnaby, B.C.), who was this past week’s Canada West Women’s Third Star of the Week, and Rachel Hutchinson (Cloverdale, B.C.) are tied for the Spartans team-lead in points, with six each.
• Hutchinson leads the team in goals with four, while Kashima has a team-leading three assists.
• Kashima is on the verge of making TWU history, as she enters the weekend tied with Spartan alum Krista Gommeringer (Calgary) for the Spartans all-time career assist total, with 22. Kashima is also just one assist away from moving into a tie for second in Canada West in career assists.
• Prior to their draw with UBCO last Saturday, the Cascades had won four straight games and had earned clean sheets in all four of those victories.
• Amanda Carruthers and Gurneet Dhaliwal each have three goals to lead UFV this season.
SPARTANS HEAD-TO-HEAD IN 2016
vs. Fraser Valley (2-0-0)
Sept. 2 – TWU 2 UFV 1 (Abbotsford, B.C.)
Oct. 7 – TWU 3 UFV 2 (Langley, B.C.)
TRINITY WESTERN SPARTANS (6-2-0)
U SPORTS ranking: NR
Pacific Division Standings: 3rd
Last Weekend: UBCO (4-0 W), TRU (5-0 W)
Streak: 5 wins
Regular Season Form: W-W-W-W-W
FRASER VALLEY CASCADES (4-2-2)
U SPORTS ranking: NR
Pacific Division Standings: 4th
Last Weekend: TRU (3-0 W), UBCO (1-1 T)
Streak: 1 tie
Regular Season Form: W-W-W-W-T