LACEY, Wash. – With two late goals third year midfielder Nicole Bolder (Calgary) lifted the Trinity Western women's soccer team to a 2-0 win over the Saint Martin's Saints Friday evening in Lacey, Wash.
Bolder got her first goal of the season in the 70th minute and then followed it up with the insurance marker in the 87th minute.
Rookie keeper Hannah Miller (Langley, B.C.) earned the shutout to improve their record to an unblemished 4-0.
TWU will now return home to take on Seattle Pacific University Saturday night at 5 p.m. The match will be played at Yorkson Community Park at 20591 84th Ave, Langley, B.C.
TWU Head Coach Graham Roxburgh
On the match
"I'm really pleased with effort from a group that didn't get to play as much yesterday on a hot afternoon. We possessed the ball quite nicely and we able to break Saint Martin's down a few times, but our decision making in the attacking third probably let us down which is why we did not score more."
"We had some good performances and good minutes for a number of kids, and overall it was a good road trip with lots of players getting good minutes. Looking forward to the games that are coming up."
- Today's goals were Bolder's first points since 2016 after missing the entire 2017 season due to injury.
- The win was Miller's first as a Spartan. The shutout also extends TWU's streak to 284 minutes.
- Saint Martin's plays is an NCAA Div.II school and plays in the GNAC.
Trinity Western's women's soccer team will open its Canada West championship defence with a rematch of last year's gold medal game against Victoria Sept. 7 at the Spartans Chase Office Field.
The Spartans season-opening contest is part of a key home weekend in which the Spartans will also host UBC Sept. 8. TWU capped last year's Canada West campaign with a 3-0 semifinal win over the Thunderbirds followed by a 2-1 win over the Vikes in the conference final.
TWU posted a 10-3-1 regular season record last year, which included a 10-match shutout streak. The Spartans went on to win the conference title before earning a bronze medal at the national championship.
The Spartans have played in each of the last seven Canada West championship games, winning four times (2011, 2012, 2014 and 2017).
REGULAR SEASON (all times Pacific)
Fri. 7 Victoria * 5:00 PM
Sat. 8 UBC * 5:00 PM
Fri. 14 at Manitoba * 4:00 PM
Sat. 15 at Winnipeg * 5:00 PM
Fri. 21 MacEwan * 5:00 PM
Sat. 22 UNBC * 5:00 PM
Sat. 29 at TRU * 1:00 PM
Sun. 30 at UBCO * 1:00 PM
Fri. 5 UFV * 5:00 PM
Sun. 7 at UFV * 2:00 PM
Fri. 12 Alberta * 5:00 PM
Sat. 13 Mount Royal * 5:00 PM
Fri. 19 at UBC * 6:30 PM
Sat. 20 at Victoria * 5:00 PM
Thur. 25 Play-In Game
Sat. 27 Quarter-Final Match
Nov. 1-3 Canada West Final Four
Nov. 8-11 U SPORTS Championship (Ottawa)
Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in CIS sports. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree-completion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 10 sports in the Canada West conference, including women's and men's soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and track & field. TWU also competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) in men's hockey. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 11 U SPORTS team championships and 25 Canada West team championships.