Dinos’ death rattle

By Russ Dyck

The Trinity Western Spartans and our very own women soccersaurs went head-to-head Sun., Oct. 19 at Foothills Athletic Park–the two teams were neck-and-neck in the standings.

The game started off with the Dinos on the offensive, taking an early lead when Danielle Harris headed in a Megan Dourado corner kick in the fifth minute. The Spartans must have seen Harris as a threat, since a blatant kick to the back of her leg shortly thereafter knocked Harris out for the remainder of the game. The rest of the contest was evenly matched, but when the dust settled, the soccersaurs were on top 1-0.

"I think for the most part we out-played Trinity," said Dinos Head Coach Robin Slot, who was happy with his team’s performance. "We rose up and wanted to win that game and we did deservedly so."

Dinos keeper Charlotte Sullivan recorded the shutout after missing two games due to illness.

"It felt great to be back out on the field," she exclaimed.

The season is winding down for our women’s soccer team and the chance of making it to the Canada West playoffs seems all but impossible.

"Slim. Very slim," states Slot about his team’s post-season aspirations. "To make playoffs, we would have to win the rest of our games and Alberta would have to lose their last three games, which are against the [University of Regina] Cougars and the [University of Saskatchewan] Huskies."

Usually it’s the top four teams competing in playoffs, however the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s team will automatically get a spot as the tournament’s host.

The Dinos will have to brave their last three games of the year on the rainy west coast, facing the University of Victoria Vikes on Thu., Oct 23, the Spartans on Sat., Oct 25, and the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, who lead Canada West, on Sun., Oct. 26.

The scramble for the post-season will be on to see who comes out on top.

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