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TRU WolfPack soccer men tied for first place in West Division, while Pack women search for first Canada West win of season

The TRU WolfPack men’s soccer team is undefeated after six matches and sits tied atop the West Division in Canada West standings.
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Akwasi Agyekhum's diving header did not find the mark earlier this season at Hillside Stadium, but the TRU WolfPack men's soccer team has been on point early in the Canada West campaign.

A strong weekend for the TRU WolfPack in Canada West men’s soccer action has paved the way for a pair of early-season clashes in Kamloops between West Division co-leaders.

TRU and the Trinity Western Spartans of Langley, both undefeated at 2-0-4, will square off twice this weekend at Hillside Stadium.

Match times are 5 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Fans will be welcome, marking the first time spectators will be allowed into the team’s home facility since 2019.

Maximum capacity will be about 1,000, 12-and-over fans must be fully vaccinated and B.C. Vaccine Cards will be checked.

TRU (2-0-4) posted a win and a draw against the hometown Victoria Vikes (2-1-3) on the weekend, tying 1-1 on Saturday and winning 1-0 on Friday.

Jonathan Rinaldi opened his WolfPack account on Saturday and Patrick Izett tallied in his TRU debut on Friday, when Pack goalkeeper Jackson Gardner kept a clean sheet.

Meanwhile, the WolfPack women’s soccer squad remains winless.

The Vikes (4-0-2) bested visiting TRU 2-0 on Saturday and 1-0 on Friday.

TRU (0-4-2) will be faced with a tall task in its first two home matches in front of fans this season, with the undefeated Spartans (6-0) coming to town.

Match times are 7 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Danielle Robertson, the WolfPack’s fourth-year goalkeeper from Courtenay, has made 301 saves in her career, good for fourth in Canada West women’s soccer history.