Women’s Soccer (Conference)
Saturday, September 21, 2002
TWU Spartans (5) vs. the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns (0)
Spartans Shutout ’Horns
Langley, British Columbia – The Trinity Western University Spartans opened the scoring early and didn’t let up for the duration of the match, blanking the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns 5-0. TWU’s women deserved this much-needed win after a couple of tough losses to UBC and Calgary. With this loss Lethbridge is left with a 1-3-0 record while the Spartans improve to 2-2-0.
Katie Smart (2nd yr, Midfielder, Surrey, BC) got the Spartans off to a quick start, scoring her first goal in the 12th minute off a cross from Angela Trauter (2nd yr, Midfielder, Langley, BC). Smart roofed her shot over the outstretched hands of the Lethbridge goalie, Stacey Gammon (5th yr, Lethbridge, AB). Katie had a busy day, scoring two goals and assisting on two others. Her second goal was off of a free kick; a beauty of a shot that dropped perfectly over the wall and snuck in under the crossbar in the far left corner.
Ashlee Davison (2nd yr, Forward, Maple Ridge, BC) also proved to be a scoring machine, notching two goals—one in the first half and one in the second. Ashlee’s first goal came off a second opportunity from a long shot by Katie Smart. Ashlee rushed the goalie, causing her to bobble the ball and giving Davison the room she needed to put a shot in the back of the net. In the second half, Davison broke free from her defenders using her lightning speed and chipped the ball into the far right corner of the net.
Emily Bond (1st yr, Forward, Langley, BC) added to the Spartans’ goal total late in the first half, turning on her defender and putting a low roller under the diving Lethbridge keeper.
There is a growing rivalry between these two teams, evidenced by the emotion shown on the field today. Next weekend’s games should be interesting as TWU visits the University of Lethbridge on their home turf.
The Spartans are now off to Alberta for games against Calgary and Lethbridge on September 28-29.
Game Notes: TWU Keeper Angela Garriott (1st yr, Campbell River, BC) logged her second shutout of the season with this win…today’s was a rough-and-tumble match with a grand total of 3 yellow cards and 26 fouls…