University of Calgary Dinos tallied three times in the second half and went on to defeat TRU WolfPack 4-2 in Canada West men’s soccer play Sunday, Sept. 18, in Kamloops.
The victory snapped the WolfPack’s two-match winning streak.
The Dinos rallied from a loss Saturday in Kelowna with the victory in their first ever appearance at Hillside Stadium. They raised their record to 4-2 while the WolfPack fell to 3-5.
The game marked the return of Colton Walker (4th year, midfield, Sicamous) and Justin Donaldson (2nd year, midfield, Kamloops) back to the TRU lineup after sitting out a one-game suspension.
Donaldson (2nd year, midfield, Kamloops, BC) takes lofty pass from Adam Swanson (2nd year, defender, North Vancouver, BC) and beats Dinos keeper Hunter Brett (4th year, Calgary, AB) high right side. Donaldson’s fifth goal of the year.
In other scoring, Ryan Glanville headed the ball on a corner kick taken by Mike Harvey (4th year, midfield, Calgary). It was Glanville’s sixth goal of the season.
“I thought in the first half we played excellent. We had good opportunities and defended, very, very well. Second half early guys didn’t’ come out with the right mindse,” said ’Pack Head Coach John Antulov.. “They have three or four really skilled players that if you are not on all the time, they can punish you and that’s what happened. There was little bits and pieces. They went up 3-1 and we cut it down to 3-2. We started going again and then made a bad mistake on that fourth goal and that deflated the guys a little bit.”
For a second straight match, Kalifa Fanne (3rd year, midfielder, Tours, France) was named TRU Bookstore/McDonalds Leader of the Pack player of the game.
WolfPack hit the road for Edmonton where they will face Grant MacEwan Griffins on Saturday, Sept. 24 and meet University of Alberta Golden Bears the next day, Sunday, Sept. 25. Their next home match is a rare nighttime affair: Thursday, Oct. 6 at Hillside Stadium. It’s an 8 p.m. kickoff against their arch rivals: University of British Columbia Okanagan Heat.