Soggy conditions forced the TRU WolfPack men’s soccer team off the pitch Saturday, but it came back with a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Island Mariners in Nanaimo on Sunday.
The WolfPack was supposed to play the Capilano Blues in North Vancouver on Saturday. Poor field conditions forced the game’s postponement.
The Sunday victory lifted the WolfPack to 5-1-1 in the Pacific Western Athletic Association after three consecutive weekends on the road. TRU is at home to the UBC-Okanagan Heat on Saturday, 2 p.m., at Hillside Stadium, before heading to Kelowna to play the Heat on Sunday.
Oriol Torres and Dion Gouldsborough scored the goals for the WolfPack on Sunday.
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TRU’s women, meanwhile, improved to 7-0-1 with a pair of weekend road victories.
The WolfPack, which is home to the Heat on Saturday, is first in the conference. TRU defeated the Blues 5-2 on Saturday — the field was soggy, but playable — before defeating the host Mariners 2-0 on Sunday.
Bronwyn Crawford and Alanna Bekkering scored the WolfPack’s goals on Sunday, and Emily Edmundson posted the shutout. Courtney Daly, with two, Megan Baird, Kelsey Martin and Jaydene Radu scored on Saturday.
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The WolfPack men’s volleyball team lost a shortened match to the UBC-Okanagan Heat in Quesnel on Saturday.
TRU was down 2-1 in sets but leading in the fourth when the match was shut down.
“We had to play one less set became of time constraints with the bus driver,” said WolfPack head coach Pat Hennelly, in a news release.
Blake Majcher had 11 digs for the WolfPack, with Jordan Foot, Matt Krueger and Nic Balazs also contributing.
The WolfPack is scheduled to play host to the Trinity Western Spartans at the Tournament Capital Centre on Thursday, 7 p.m., and Friday, 6 p.m.
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TRU got the B.C. Intecollegiate Hockey League season off to a great start, with a pair of weekend victories against the Vikes in Victoria.
The WolfPack won 6-1 on Friday, before winning a Saturday rematch 6-5. TRU is scheduled to play host to Trinity Western on Friday, 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Arena.
Josh MacDonald had five goals for the WolfPack on Friday, and Daniel Higgs singled.
Duncan Schulz had four assists, Colton Schell added three and Stephen Wolff made 19 saves in the victory.
Brandon Watson had two goals for the WolfPack on Saturday, with MacDonald, Blake Moynes, Tyler Jackson and Ben Bula also scoring. Chris Solecki stopped 30 shots, Brodie Gibson had three assists and Travis Herlein helped out with two assists.
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The WolfPack cross-country running team had three women in the top-10 of a four-kilometre race in Kelowna on Saturday.
Faryn Brown finished third, in 15 minutes 17 seconds, with Alesha MIller seventh (16:07) and Rolena Debruyn (16:33) in ninth. Megan Crawley (17:37), Kendra Schmidt (17:46), Christa Miller (17:55), Tiffany Adams (17:56), Emily Townend (18:11), Jacky Hiscoe (19:21), Kristen Carmichael (19:39), Lexi Thorne (19:43), and Jennifer Revel (24:59) also finished for TRU.
On the men’s side, two TRU runners finished in the top-five in the 6km event. Connor McKay was third, in 20:32, with Conlan Spickerhoff (21:13) in fifth. Israel Mesfin (24:35) and Sunny Dulay (25:56) also posted solid times for the WolfPack.
The WolfPack and the UBC-Okanagan Heat, which played host to the run, will compete in the B.C. cross-country championships in Abbotsford at the end of the month.