Trinity Western's Daniela Gerig is taken down by her McGill opponent in the quarter-finals of the CIS national women's soccer championships in Montreal.

Trinity Western's Daniela Gerig is taken down by her McGill opponent in the quarter-finals of the CIS national women's soccer championships in Montreal.

TWU soccer: Spartans sixth at national championships

The Trinity Western Spartans women’s soccer team’s quest for a fourth national championship — and third in the past four years — came to an end on the tournament’s first day.

The Spartans, who were seeded second, lost 1-0 (4-1 in penalty kicks) to the host school, the McGill Martlets.

Trinity Western did win its first consolation game, 1-0 over the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks,  but they dropped the fifth-place match 2-0 to the Alberta Pandas.

Roxburgh was proud of his team’s resiliency, especially after losing their opener.

“I am so pleased we picked ourselves up off the carpet after that tough loss to McGill,” he said.

“It obviously didn’t end the way we all dreamed it would, but we can take a lot of solace in the fact we had a great season.”

The Canada West champions finished the season 15-3-1 in the regular season and playoffs combined.