Alanna Bekkering and the first-place TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team picked up two more Pacific Western Athletic Association victories on the road.
The WolfPack improved to 4-0-0 with a 4-2 victory over the host Douglas Royals on Saturday and a 2-1 victory over the Kwantlen Eagles on Sunday. TRU is scheduled to head west again to play the Quest Kermodes on Saturday and the Langara Falcons on Sunday.
Bekkering, the reigning conference MVP, had two goals in Saturday’s victory, helping TRU come back from early 1-0 and 2-1 deficits. Marlie Rittinger had the WolfPack’s first goal, before Jaydene Radu gave TRU a 3-2 lead in the second half.
Bekkering was just as good on Sunday, scoring both goals as the WolfPack took a 2-0 lead into halftime. TRU scored an own goal to cut its lead in the second half, but goalkeeper Emily Edmundson locked the door to preserve the victory.
Bekkering now has six goals this season and, after being named the conference player of the week on Wednesday, is likely to be considered for the award again.
The WolfPack men also are in first place in the conference after Justin Wallace helped them to a victory and a tie on the weekend.
TRU defeated host Kwantlen 2-0 on Sunday, after scoring late to earn a 3-3 draw with the Royals on Saturday.
The WolfPack is 3-0-1, and is the conference’s last undefeated team.
Wallace had three goals and an assist on the weekend.
He and Jason Staiger had the goals Sunday. Wallace scored twice Saturday, and also set up Mike Harvey’s tying goal in the 93rd minute.
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TRU’s women’s volleyball team dropped two Saturday decisions at Simon Fraser’s exhibition tournament in Burnaby.
The WolfPack lost in three sets (25-22, 25-13, 25-22) to the host Clan, before falling in four sets (scores unavailable) to the Vancouver Island Mariners. Morgan Kolasa had seven kills in the loss to SFU.
TRU is scheduled to head to Regina on the weekend for the Cougars’ exhibition tournament. TRU’s regular season is scheduled to open Oct. 25.
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The WolfPack hockey team opened its exhibition schedule with a 5-4 loss to Trinity Western in Langley on Saturday.
Mark Memicucci stopped 26 shots as the WolfPack outshot its hosts 53-31. Tyler Berkholtz, Silvan Harper, Alex Smith and Tyler Jackson scored for TRU, whose penalty kill was 7-for-8.
The WolfPack is off to Calgary for an icebreaker tournament on the weekend.
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The TRU WolfPack baseball team opened its fall exhibition season on the weekend in Okotoks, Alta.
Because the WolfPack has around 45 players on its roster, TRU split into two teams for the weekend — the teams were known as “TRU” and the “WolfPack.”
On Friday, the WolfPack side defeated an Okotoks team 9-5, before the TRU side tied another Okotoks team 2-2.
The teams combined to play five games Saturday, with the WolfPack beating the Okotoks Dawgs 6-3 and 8-1, and also tying Okotoks 6-6. TRU, meanwhile, played the Edmonton Prospects, winning 6-3 and tying 2-2.
On Sunday, TRU defeated the Prospects 5-3, before the WolfPack knocked off Okotoks 13-2. Peter Werth took a no-hitter into the fifth inning for the WolfPack team — he ended up going five innings, striking out five.
Overall, the WolfPack finished the weekend 6-0-3.
TRU’s alumni weekend is coming up, with the WolfPack to play a doubleheader against an alumni team on Saturday before Sunday’s 100-inning game fundraiser at NorBrock Stadium.