Trinity Western at UNBC: Men's Soccer Preview

Men's Soccer
September 14, 2021

Canada West Men’s Soccer Preview
UNBC @ Victoria
September 10th, 2021 @ 715 PM
September 11th, 2021 @ 715 PM

UNBC Timberwolves (0-1-1)
6th in Pacific Division Standings
3 Goals For
4 Goals Against
Goals Leader: Abou Cisse, Cody Gysbers, Hussein Behery: 1 Goal
Assists Leader: Abou Cisse, Kensho Ando: 1 Assist
Points Leader: Abou Cisse: 2 Points
Saves Leader: Daniel Zadravec: 12 Saves

Player to watch: Kensho Ando, M
The Timberwolves ability to build and generate attacks goes through Kensho Ando, who plays all over the park for the green and gold. The 2019 team Most Valuable Player winner has been tremendous through the first week of the season, and is gaining a reputation as one of the best distributors in Canada West. To break down the Spartans defense, Ando will need to be deliberate and quick with his decisions on the ball.

Trinity Western Spartans (0-0-2)
2nd in Pacific Division Standings
1 Goal For
1 Goal Against
Goals Leader: Mario Banovic: 1 Goal
Assists Leader: N/A
Points Leader: Mario Banovic: 1 Point
Saves Leader: Sebastian Colyn: 5 Saves

Player to watch: Sebastian Colyn, GK
In his fourth year manning the Spartans net, Sebastian Colyn has put together a stellar Canada West career. Already seventh in minutes in conference history, the Langley product needs two wins to move into a tie for second place all-time in Canada West. Trinity Western always has its eye on a U SPORTS title, and they’ll need Colyn to be at his best to make that possible.

UNBC’s Luke Brbot

On expectations of Trinity Western’s approach…

“I think they’re going to come out like Victoria came out in the second half of the second game, so we are going to be prepared for that. We will be waiting. We have our fans to support us, I have family coming to watch, and I know a bunch of the guys on the team do. I think the main thing right now is we have to stay healthy and take care of ourselves for the game.”

On welcoming the Nationally-ranked Spartans to Prince George…

“They haven’t played on our home turf since I have been here, so it is going to be a change. Their turf, or grass, is a lot bigger. So, hopefully we will have the advantage with that. Plus, our home fans. I think if we play how we normally play, and we stay calm, we will be fine.”

On the importance of the first victory of the season…

“Every point counts, but definitely getting three points will go a long way. Every game, we are going to play to win, no matter what it is.”

On preparing for a game at Masich Place Stadium…

“It will be nice just going from my house to the field. Having those extra hours just to go to the field, sit there at our home stadium, walk around, and talk with the team. Get that family mindset and get ready to go.”

Milestone Watch

Anthony Preston played in his 30th career Canada West game last week vs Victoria

Stu Rowlands needs two goals to reach 10 career goals scored

Owen Stewart needs two goals to reach 10 career goals scored

Anthony Preston needs two points to reach 10 career points

Cody Gysbers needs two points to reach 10 career points

Stu Rowlands needs two points to reach 10 career points