TRU soccer: Weekend wrap includes two ties and two losses

WolfPack men draw with Saskatchewan and MacEwan; women lose to MacEwan and Alberta

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s soccer team dropped two games during their weekend home openers at Warner Rentals Field at Hillside Stadium.

The WolfPack women are now 0-3-1 to start the U Sports Canada West season.

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The WolfPack lost 1-0 to the Alberta Pandas on Saturday and 4-0 decision to the MacEwan Griffins of Edmonton on Friday.

On Saturday, Nicole McKay’s goal at the 27-minute mark was enough Alberta needed for the win, with the Pandas also besting the WolfPack in the shots on goal category — 18 to six.

On Friday, the Griffins were led by Suekiana Choucair, who had two goals in the second half as  MacEwan scored three times in that 45 minute span.

The Griffins had 33 shots in the contest, with 11 on the goal. TRU had four shots, with four reaching the MacEwan goal.

McEwan went up 2-0 in the 58th minute as Choucair capitalized on a TRU turnover at midfield. She turned on the jets and launched it past Robertson. In the 64th minute, Choucair was hauled down in the box and was awarded a penalty kick, which she converted.

The Griffins had five corner kicks (four in the second half) to TRU's one, which came in the second half.

The WolfPack women will fly to Winnipeg next weekend for a pair of games — on Friday, Sept. 20, against the Manitoba Bisons and on Saturday, Sept. 21, versus the Winnipeg Wesmen.


Meanwhile, the WolfPack men’s soccer team was all tied up on the weekend, playing to draws against the visiting Saskatchewan Huskies on Friday and the visiting MacEwan Griffins on Saturday.

TRU’s third draw in a row has the squad’s record at 1-1-4 on the season.

In Saturday’s match, Rakan Yassin of MacEwan opened the scoring in the 11th minute, with TRU’s Josh Banton tying the game in the 40th minute.

The WolfPack outshot the Griffins 18-6.

TRU tied the visiting Saskatchewan Huskies 2-2 in the game following the women’s match on Friday night.

Daniel Sagno and James Fraser scored for TRU, while Kwame Opoku-Addai and Jacob Powell replied for Saskatchewan.

The Huskies outshot the WolfPack 14-11 with both teams having three shots on goal.

The WolfPack men will be in Calgary next weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

— TRU Sports Information

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