Thursday July 31, 2014






TRU Roundup: 'Pack women win again

Keith Anderson

Oriol Torres (7) of the TRU WolfPack men’s soccer team fights for a header with Andrew Mehrassa of the UNBC Timberwolves during a Pacific West Athletic Association game at Hillside Stadium on Sunday.

The TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team is tied for second in its Pacific West Athletic Association pool after beating the visiting UNBC Timberwolves 3-0 in a Sunday game at Hillside Stadium.

TRU now is 3-1-3 and hasn’t lost since Sept. 10. Its 12 points leave it tied for second in its pool with the Vancouver Island Mariners (4-4-0), with the UBC-Okanagan Heat first at 5-1-1.

Ashley Piggot, the latest PacWest player of the week, scored the WolfPack’s first goal, before Jaydene Radu and Amanda Barrett scored in the second half. Emily Edmundson was in goal for the shutout.

It wasn’t all fun and games, as TRU had two players go down with injuries. Defender Blair MacKay went to the hospital after a collision, and head coach Tom McManus speculated it might be a broken nose, according to a press release.

Midfielder Chianne Smith, meanwhile, went down with a knee injury. McManus hopes to have her back before the WolfPack plays host to the Langara Falcons at Hillside Stadium on Saturday.

TRU also will take on the visiting Quest Kermodes on Sunday — both games are at noon.

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The WolfPack men’s soccer team, meanwhile, suffered a 2-1 loss to the visiting Timberwolves, and is tied for the third and final playoff spot in its PacWest pool.

TRU is 2-2-3 and is scheduled to play host to the Falcons on Saturday and the Kermodes on Sunday. Both games start at 2 p.m.

Ashley Raynes opened the scoring in the first five minutes Sunday, but the Timberwolves scored twice before the first half was out and held on to win.

TRU only has four matches remaining.

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Jen Ju had 25 points to lead the WolfPack women’s basketball team to a 72-53 exhibition victory over the visiting Mount Royal Cougars at the Tournament Capital Centre on Saturday.

TRU was playing its first exhibition game of the season, and is to play host to the BDO Canada Tournament on the weekend. The WolfPack’s first game is Friday against the U of New Brunswick Reds.

Ju, a fourth-year guard, also had five assists in the victory. Kailey Colonna, a fifth-year centre from Invermere, had 14 points and seven rebounds, while Diane Schuetze, a fourth-year centre from Vernon, scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Jorri Duxbury, a Salmon Arm guard heading into her second year, also had seven rebounds to go along with 10 points.

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The WolfPack hockey team lost both ends of its opening weekend of B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action.

TRU was in Cheney, Wash., to take on the Eastern Washington Eagles, losing 6-2 on Friday and 4-3 on Saturday.

Jassi Sangha and Andrew Fisher had first-period goals for the WolfPack on Friday, before EWU fought back with five unanswered goals on TRU goaltender Shane Mainprize.

Shane Oatway, David Gore and Curtis Tonello scored for TRU in the second game, in which the Eagles scored the winner in the last three minutes. Riley Wall was in goal for the loss.

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The WolfPack baseball team went 4-3 at its weekend exhibition tournament at NorBrock Stadium.

The WolfPack opened by beating the Okanagan A’s 11-5 and 5-4 on Friday. Jason Tripp was the winning pitcher in the opener, with Steve Latos earning the pitching victory in the second game.

Reid Flasch drove in six runs in the first game, and Tyler Lowey’s last-inning sacrifice fly drove in the winning run in the nightcap.

The WolfPack won two of three Saturday, beating the A’s 4-3 and splitting with the Douglas Royals, winning 5-1 and losing 4-3.

Jimmy Semeschuk had a three-run homer against the A’s, with Lowey throwing a complete-game six-hitter.

Denver Wynn went the distance in the victory over Douglas, and David Hole hit two home runs and drove in three.

Cam Strachan was tagged with the loss in the last game, and Alex Condon had two doubles and an RBI.

Douglas beat TRU 5-4 and 7-2 on Sunday. Stefan Lono and Matt Leschuk were the losing pitchers, and Brock Stewart drove in two in the opener.





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