TRU Women's soccer wins first game of season in Regina

By Doug Collins/Larry Read
September 17, 2017 - 2:29pm Updated: September 18, 2017 - 5:07am

Regina, SK-  The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack  women’s soccer team  is into the win column in Canada West regular season play.  The ‘Pack ended a four game road swing by beating the home town University of Regina Cougars 1-0 Sunday (Sept 17).


The WolfPack move to 1 and 3 on the year while the Cougars have a record of 0-1-3.



The WolfPack got a goal from Camryn Curts (1st year, midfield, Courtenay, BC) in the 76 th minute. It was her second goal of the Canada West season.  Dannielle Robertson (1st year, keeper, Courtenay, BC) notched her first Canada West shutout stopping one.




Goal scoring:

1.-76:37-TRU-Camryn Curts (1st year, midfield, Courtenay, BC) unassisted goal.  Turnover in front and low shot beat Regina keeper Ashton Lowry.


Shots:   TRU 4-5:9   Regina  3-8:11              Corners:   TRU  6-2:8    Regina 6-6:12

Saves:    TRU 2-3:5  Regina 1-0:1                

Keepers:  Dannielle Robertson (TRU) (1-3)      Ashton Lowry  (Regina)  (0-1-3) 




TRU  1-3                    Regina 0-1-3




TRU head coach Kelly Shantz: 

On game: Couldn’t be prouder of the team. We fully deserved this win. We didn’t dominate but we were certainly in the game and probably outplayed them for most of it. The team has come a long way in nine days when we played UNBC and didn’t look like we belonged. Every single practice and every single game since then we have shown tremendous improvement. We showed a lot of heart and drive for being on the road.”


On Play of Robertson: “She was absolutely super. She made some show stopper saves in the second half when it was scoreless to help preserve the victory.”


On Curts being named TRU player of the game:  “She was a real workhorse in the middle of the park for the full 90 minutes. “


Players of note in the match: “Natalie Verdiel (3rd year, Powell River, BC) in the centre back playing the whole game. Olivia Bates  (1st year Courtenay, BC) put in 90 minutes and was effective. Emerson Hanson (1st year, Kamloops, BC) saw her first action of the year and played very well before having to leave.  A fantastic team effort.”



The WolfPack regular season home opener will be Saturday, September 23rd when the UBC Thunderbirds pay a visit to Hillside Stadium for a noon kickoff.


All of the WolfPack matches—home and away—will be webcast on a pay per view basis on www.Canadawest.TV.

 (With assistance from University of Regina University Sports Information)




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