Spartans blank Cascades to open spring season

Trinity Western women's soccer team scores a goal in each half to defeat Fraser Valley

The Trinity Western University women’s soccer team opened up the 2015 spring soccer season with a solid 2-0 win over the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades Friday night at TWU’s Rogers Field.

“It’s two teams that are in transition missing some key players. So on many levels it was great to get lots of players minutes and I’m pleased that we did some very good things,” said Spartans head coach Graham Roxburgh.

“Overall it was a good all-around performance.”

The Spartans scored once in each half and controlled much of the play as the game progressed.

TWU’s first year defender Kathleen Chin pened the scoring in the 22nd minute. Chin took a pass from fellow first year forward Danae Derksen and made a quarter volley into the right side of the Cascades net.

The Spartans Derksen was involved in the Spartans second goal in the 75th minute. Derksen had a beautiful header from inside the six that the Cascades keeper was able to stop, but was unable to control the rebound. TWU fourth year midfielder Alessandra Oliverio pounced on the rebound and hammered it into the top of the UFV net.

TWU’s third year keeper Christina Olivero played the first 45 in the Spartans net, while rookie Rachel Sydor played the final 45 minutes to secure the shutout win.

Next up for the Spartans is the University of Victoria’s Keg Cup this weekend.

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