Wesmen Briefs

Women’s soccer team “schooled” by B.C.

September 22: Wesmen 0, UBC 4
September 23: Wesmen 0, Trinity Western 6

The Wesmen women’s soccer team experienced a thrashing last weekend, failing to score a single goal over a weekend at home against two British Columbia soccer teams. On Sept. 22, the Wesmen faced off against the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, registering just three shots on goal compared to 23 from the B.C. product. Going into the half, the T-birds had secured only a marginal one-goal lead against the Wesmen in the face of windy conditions throughout the afternoon. After the half-time break, the match broke wide open when UBC managed to find the back of the net in the 62nd, 84th and 87th minutes of play. On Sept. 23rd, the Wesmen took on another B.C. team in the Trinity Western University Spartans, experiencing a similar shellacking at the Memorial Soccer Field in Winnipeg. The Spartans registered three goals in each half of play, completely outshooting the Wesmen by 25-3 in total shots and 17-3 in shots on net. The two losses bring the Wesmen women’s record to 0-5-1 as they prepare to head to British Columbia next weekend to face off against Victoria and Fraser Valley.

Men’s soccer team shut out twice by Alberta

September 22: Wesmen 0, Alberta 3
September 23: Wesmen 0, Alberta 5
The Wesmen men’s soccer team was shutout in two matches last weekend against the #1 ranked University of Alberta Golden Bears. On Sept. 22, the two teams faced off in a match that saw the Golden Bears’ fourth-year midfielder Zenon Markevych score all three goals over the course of the afternoon. Despite Markevych’s stellar performance, the stats show a closer contest with the Wesmen registering 10 shots compared to Alberta’s 16 and Wesmen goalkeeper Tyson Farago making five saves compared to six stops for the Golden Bears. On Sept. 23, the Wesmen took on the Golden Bears again, this time being beat badly on their home turf. Not only did third-year Alberta striker Marcus Johnstone register a hat trick, players Mohamed Teilani and Jonah Feil added two singles to the score. Alberta had 20 total shots compared to just seven for Winnipeg. The two combined losses bring the Wesmen men’s record to 2-3-1 so far for the season. The men will host Trinity Western and UBC next weekend.

Women’s volleyball come out 4-1 after 5-game tournament

September 21: Wesmen 3, Calgary 1
September 21: Wesmen 3, Thompson Rivers 0
September 22: Wesmen 3, Regina 0
September 22: Wesmen 2, Manitoba 3
September 23: Wesmen 3, Alberta 2

The Wesmen women’s volleyball team came out ahead after an invitational pre-season tournament last weekend, winning 4 games and losing just one against a variety of opponents. The tournament does not count as part of their regular season record. The Wesmen women’s volleyball team begin their regular season on Oct. 25 at home against the Manitoba Bisons.

Published in Volume 67, Number 4 of The Uniter (September 26, 2012)

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