The TRU WolfPack women's soccer team is sitting pretty heading into the final two weekends of the Pacific Western Athletic Association regular season.
The WolfPack won a pair of weekend road games, beating the Douglas Royals 2-0 on Saturday and the Kwantlen Eagles 3-0 on Sunday. TRU is 7-1-2 and in first place with four matches remaining before playoffs.
The WolfPack will play host to the Quest Kermodes on Saturday, before welcoming the Langara Falcons on Sunday. Both games will start at noon at Hillside Stadium.
Alanna Bekkering and Taylor Miller scored for the WolfPack on Saturday. Emily Edmundson got the start in goal, before Jamie Wheeler took over in the second half.
Edmundson went the distance on Sunday, posting her fourth solo shutout of the season. Bekkering scored two goals, giving her a team-leading five, with Laura Smylie also scoring.
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A weekend split on the road kept the WolfPack men's soccer team within shouting distance of the conference's final playoff spot.
The WolfPack lost 1-0 to Douglas, the conference's top team, on Saturday, before beating Kwantlen 3-1 on Sunday. TRU, which is 4-4-2, is two points back of Kwantlen (4-2-4) and Langara (5-4-1), who are tied for third. The conference's top four teams will qualify for the playoffs.
The WolfPack got ahead of Kwantlen near the end of Sunday's first half, when Peter Loncar broke in alone and scored. Brandon Mendez scored in the second half to make it 2-0 and, after Kwantlen scored to cut the lead, Oriol Torres put the game away.
Travis Froehlich was the winning goalkeeper.
The WolfPack will be at home on the weekend - Quest will visit Hillside Stadium on Saturday, before the Falcons come to town on Sunday. Both games will start at 2 p.m.
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Jarrett Martin and John Bokla each had three points as the WolfPack opened the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League regular season with an 8-6 victory over Trinity Western in Langley on Friday.
Martin had two goals and an assist and Bokla scored one goal and assisted on two others as the WolfPack took a 4-0 lead and then held off the hard-charging hosts.
Colten De Frias had two goals in the victory, with Taylor Stuart, Lucas Daoust and Rigby Burgart also scoring. Shane Mainprize made 21 saves in the victory.
Jamey Kreller and Jamie Russell each scored twice for Trinity Western, Trevor Beaupre and Douglas Gordon singled and Tim Zwiers, who spent some time in the crease for the KIJHL's Kamloops Storm in 2010-11, took the loss.
The WolfPack will play host to Victoria on Friday, 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Arena.
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The WolfPack women's volleyball team finished up an exhibition tournament in Calgary with a three-set (25-14, 25-10, 25-14) loss to the Alberta Pandas on Sunday.
The WolfPack's next exhibition action will be Oct. 19-20 on the Lower Mainland, where it will play the UBC Thunderbirds and Trinity Western Spartans.
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The WolfPack baseball team finished its fall exhibition schedule with a four-game sweep of the Douglas Royals at NorBrock Stadium.
The WolfPack won the Saturday games 6-3 and 5-3. Ryan Rogers was the winning pitcher in the opener, with John Apostolo picking up the save. Landon Briscoe had a triple and scored a run, Erik Herbranson brought home two runs with a triple and Cody Pendergast hit a double and stole a base.
Herbranson came on in relief and picked up the victory in the second game. Cam Strachan drove in three runs for TRU, and Evan Douglas went 2-for-4 with a run.
The WolfPack won Sunday's opener 7-2, with Jason Tripp, Brendan Miller and Colin Vaughan each taking a turn pitching. Brent Carmichael went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base. Dave Hole and Luc Simpson each hit doubles, with Simpson bringing in two runs and Hole bringing one home.
The WolfPack won the second game, 5-3, thanks to three seventh-inning runs. Reliever Frank Fisico, who took over from starter Wataru Asaoka, was the winning pitcher, with Cody Cole earning the save.
Tony Tabor had two hits, two stolen bases and drove in a run, with James Martensen and James Arko also picking up RBI.
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The WolfPack was very consistent throughout the Pacific Western Athletic Association golf season.
TRU finished seventh in the fourth, and final, conference tournament. The WolfPack finished seventh in all the events, and finished seventh overall.
TRU shot 632 over two days in Chilliwack on the weekend, and ended the season at 2,553. The host Fraser Valley Cascades won the tournament, shooting 586, and also the overall title, with a season total of 2,354.
Nic Corno (70-81) finished 15th on the weekend, with Chase Broadfoot (81-77) also in the top 30. Broadfoot finished 21st overall for the season, at 630, while Corno (636) was 24th and Bobby Armstrong (655) was 28th.
Natasha MacKenzie of TRU (91-83) was fifth in the women's competition on the weekend and also fifth for the season.