For the second time in as many games, the Trinity Western women’s soccer team played to a 0-0 draw as neither the Spartans nor the visiting UBC Thunderbirds could find the back of the net Friday evening at Rogers Park.
After playing their way to a 0-0 tie with Fraser Valley on March 13, the Spartans dressed a largely substitute squad against a rather veteran bunch from UBC and managed to keep up with a tough Thunderbirds side and snag and deserved draw.
Trinity Western is now 0-0-2 against university competition this spring.
In what was a classically spring contest, neither team looked entirely in form and in the end a scoreless match was a fair result for a game that largely was void of scoring opportunities.
“It was a scrappy. We struggled early on and I thought UBC had a bit more of the energy and a bit more of the composure,” said Spartans coach Graham Roxburgh. “But we knew that would happen. We had a lot of young players playing and it’s different when they have fifth years on the park who are a little bit more accomplished and have been at this level before. I’m quite pleased how some of our young kids actually did quite well against a very mature team.”