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Preview: Trinity Western men’s soccer prepare for Saskatchewan, Lethbridge

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Trinity Western (2-1-3) will take on Lethbridge and Saskatchewan this weekend at home in Langley, B.C.
TWU soccer
Trinity Western (2-1-3) will take on Lethbridge and Saskatchewan this weekend at home in Langley, B.C.

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LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western’s men’s soccer team will cap a six-game homestand this weekend when the Spartans play host to Lethbridge on Friday and Saskatchewan on Saturday at Chase Office Field.

With it being Alumni Weekend at TWU (2-1-3), both matches will kick-off at 6 p.m. PT.

Weekend preview
Friday, Sept. 15 vs. Lethbridge (1-3-2) – 6 p.m. PT

Saturday, Sept. 16 vs. Saskatchewan (4-2-0) – 6 p.m. PT

WATCH: www.CanadaWest.tv. 

The weekend story
·        The Spartans are coming off an emotionally charged victory over UBC Okanagan in which Elie Gindo (Langley) scored the game-winning goal in the 89th minute.

·        Gindo went on to be named the Canada West Men’s First Star of the Week.

·        A TWU player has been among the Canada West Men’s Three Stars of the Week in each of the first three weeks of the season.

Leighton Johnson (Calgary) was the First Star after the opening weekend of the season and Sebastian Colyn (Langley) was the Third Star following the second weekend.

·        The Spartans’ victory Saturday came on the heels of three consecutive draws.

·        The last time TWU played Lethbridge was more than five years ago, on Sept. 7, 2012, when the Spartans earned a 2-0 victory at home.

The teams were scheduled to meet in 2013, but the game, which was the final match of the year for both teams and was inconsequential in the standings, was cancelled because of inclement weather.

·        TWU’s Johnson continues to lead Canada West in goals, with four. He is tied with Alberta’s Ajeej Sarkaria atop the goal-scoring leaderboard.

·        Spartans first-year goalkeeper Colyn is fourth in the conference with 19 saves.

·        Lethbridge goalie Nolan French leads Canada West with 29 saves.

·        Saskatchewan’s Gabriel Buatois is tied for the conference-lead in assists with four.

Head-to-head in 2016
vs. Lethbridge
Did not play

vs. Saskatchewan
Sept. 23 – Saskatchewan 3 TWU 1 (Saskatoon)

Trinity Western Spartans
U SPORTS ranking: not ranked
Pacific Division standings: 2nd (tied)
Last Weekend: TRU (0-0 T), UBCO (2-1 W)
Streak: 1 win
Regular Season Form: L-T-T-T-W 

Lethbridge Pronghorns (1-3-2)

U SPORTS ranking: NR
Prairie Division standings: 5th
Last Weekend: Calgary (3-1 L), MRU (1-1T)
Streak: 1 tie
Regular Season Form: L-T-W-L-T

Saskatchewan Huskies (4-2-0)
U SPORTS ranking: NR
Prairie Division standings: 2
Last Weekend: MRU (1-0 L), Calgary (2-1 W)
Streak: 1 win
Regular Season Form: W-W-L-L-W

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