MSOC: Timberwolves at Spartans Preview

Men's Soccer
August 30, 2017

September 1st & 2nd, 2017
Canada West Men’s Soccer Preview
UNBC @ Trinity Western

UNBC Timberwolves (1-0-1)
2nd in Pacific Division Standings
3 Goals For
2 Goals Against
Goals Leader : Gordon Hall, Stu Rowlands, Cody Gysbers : 1 Goal
Assists leader: Dan Goodey: 2 Assists
Points Leader : Dan Goodey : 2 Points
Saves Leader : Ty Venhola : 13 Saves
Player to Watch:
Gordon Hall, D
A Canada West 2nd Team All-Star in 2016, Gordon Hall will be crucial for the Timberwolves defense this weekend. One week after shutting down TRU star Ryan Glanville, Hall will be tasked with slowing Spartans leading scorer Leighton Johnson. Look for Johnson to receive plenty of attention from Hall and fellow defender, Conrad Rowlands.

Trinity Western Spartans (1-0-1)
3rd in Pacific Division Standings
5 Goals For
2 Goals Against
Goals Leader : Leighton Johnson : 3 Goals
Assists leader: Aidan Moore, Leighton Johnson: 1 Assist
Points Leader : Leighton Johnson : 4 Points
Saves Leader : Sebastian Colyn : 8 Saves
Player to Watch:
Leighton Johnson, F
After scoring three goals through his first three Canada West seasons, Johnson exploded out of the gate with a hattrick to open the season against Victoria. The reigning Conference 1st Star, Johnson will be leaned upon to produce for the Spartans.

UNBC’s Joel Watson
On matching up with Trinity Western University…
I think it was a great start to the year, coming away from the weekend with four points. Trinity will be a tough, strong team, but I think we will have a strong competition with them.”
On the Timberwolves maintaining early-season momentum…
“One player on our team said “it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.” We need to keep going with that strong pace, come together, and play that way. That’s how we will compete with teams, and get through them.”
On preparing for games away from Prince George…
“It’s the first roadtrip for me, so it’s a lot different. Up here, we have our own fans, so to go down and play on the road, should be really different.”