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Golden Bears prevail on Alberta foray

September 26, 2016 11:33 A.M.

TRU WolfPack wound up a Canada West men’s soccer road trip to Edmonton with only one of a possible six points. 

WolfPack wrapped up their two-game weekend with a 4-2 setback at the hands of University of Alberta Golden Bears.

TRU scored both goals in the second half after head coach John Antulov made massive changes, inserting five rookies and one second-year player.  

The team falls to 3-6-1 on the year while the Golden Bears, the second-ranked team in CIS men’s soccer, move to 9-0-1. TRU was down 3-0 at the half and 4-0 at one point. The WolfPack got their goals five minutes apart in the second half.

“We knew we were in tough," said John Antulov, head coach. "Both of their first goals came on breakdowns off of set plays. After the first goal, we got into the play but their second goal deflated us. Their third goal was a beautiful one.  I put lots of subs in the second half to give the young kids some experience. They were fantastic. I think they acquitted themselves quite well against the second-ranked team in the CIS. We held possession and were rewarded for our smart play.”

The WolfPack have a bye next week. They will be back at Hillside Stadium for a rare Thursday night encounter on Oct. 6. That is when they will entertain UBC Okangan Heat. Game time is 8 p.m.

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