The TRU WolfPack women’s soccer team picked up four points in a home-and-home set with the UBC-Okanagan Heat on the weekend.
The victory and the tie lifted the WolfPack to 8-0-2 in the Pacific Western Athletic Association. TRU remains in first place and, with four matches remaining in the regular season, already has clinched a playoff spot.
The WolfPack and Heat played at Hillside Stadium on Saturday, with TRU winning 5-2.
Jaydene Radu had two goals in the victory, giving her five on the season, with Alanna Bekkering, Marlie Rittinger and Kelsey Martin also scoring for TRU.
Michelle Smith and Haylee Lakovic scored for the Heat (5-3-2). A pair of Valleyview grads — TRU’s Emily Edmundson and UBC-O’s Christine Tallon — were the goalkeepers.
The same ’keepers were in goal for Sunday’s 1-1 draw in Kelowna. Tallon was helped by a goal from Kirsten Dodds, while Rittinger scored again for the WolfPack.
The WolfPack is home for the rest of the regular season, starting Saturday, noon, when the Douglas Royals visit Hillside Stadium.
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TRU’s men, meanwhile, lost for just the second time this conference season and fell into second place.
The WolfPack dropped to 6-2-1 with a 3-2 loss to host UBC-Okanagan on Sunday. TRU is home to the Douglas Royals on Saturday, 2 p.m., at Hillside Stadium.
Douglas, at 7-2-1, is first in the conference, with Langara (6-1-3) and TRU three points back and the Heat (5-3-2) two back of them. All three of those teams have played one more game than TRU, which has yet to reschedule a postponed game with the Capilano Blues (2-4-3).
Justin Wallace had both of the WolfPack’s goals on Sunday, scoring late in the first half and early in the second. Manny Straith, Jorden Lieb and Lucas Krivak, with the winner, scored for the Heat.
On Saturday, the host WolfPack won, 4-2. Dion Gouldsborough had two goals for the WolfPack, and Corey Wallis and Wallace also scored. Logan Abbott was given credit for a TRU own goal, with Enzo Paal also scoring for the Heat. TRU had Travis Froehlich in goal.
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The TRU women’s basketball team dropped two games at a tournament in London, Ont.
The WolfPack lost 84-60 to the Brock Badgers on Sunday.
On Saturday, the WolfPack lost 63-60 to the host Western Ontario Mustangs, despite 20 points and 10 rebounds from Kassie Colonna. Sydney Williams had 15 points and 12 rebounds for TRU.
The WolfPack has a home tournament from Friday through Sunday at the Tournament Capital Centre. Also scheduled to attend are the UNBC Timberwolves, Trinity Western Spartans and UBC-Okanagan.
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The WolfPack women’s volleyball team’s preseason ended with two more losses at the Best of the West tournament in Langley.
TRU fell in three sets (25-19, 25-12, 25-12) to the host Trinity Western Spartans and also was swept (25-19, 25-14, 25-20) by the Mount Royal Cougars.
The WolfPack was scheduled to play the York Lions on Sunday — a result wasn’t available at press time.
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It wasn’t the home-opener the WolfPack hockey team wanted, as Trinity Western rolled into Memorial Arena on Friday and skated away with a 4-3 victory.
The loss drops TRU to 2-1 in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League ahead of its next game, scheduled for Saturday against the Simon Fraser Clan in Burnaby.
Duncan Schulz had two goals for the WolfPack, with Alex Martin also scoring for TRU.
Travis Herlein and Josh MacDonald had two assists apiece, and Stephen Wolff made 28 saves.
Harry Fredeman stopped 31 shots for Trinity Western, whose goals came from Chris Hirano, who had two, and J.P. Villeneuve.
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Brent Pound finished second overall but the WolfPack finished last at the final Pacific Western golf tournament of the season.
Pound went 66-71 at Chilliwack Golf and Country Club, to finish behind Fraser Valley’s Connor O’Dell, who went 72-63 to win. TRU’s Nick Corno (153) was 24th, with Matt Davis (157) 31st. TRU’s Ryan Skinner (165) was 38th, and Matt Rittinger (177) was 39th.
TRU’s men finished at 612, last out of seven teams and well back of the Cascades, who shot 563.
The WolfPack women (370) finished third, with the Cascades (319) first. Natasha MacKenzie (175) was TRU’s top golfer, in fifth, with Britt Riehl (195) 10th.
The WolfPack was sixth in the overall men’s standings, with TRU fourth among women.