SPARTANS DROP PRESEASON OPENER AGAINST SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

SPARTANS DROP PRESEASON OPENER AGAINST SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

SEATTLE – Trinity Western's men's soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision against Seattle University (NCAA Div. I) in the Spartans first contest of their preseason schedule Sunday afternoon.

The Redhawks scored twice in the first half, from Noe Meza and Sergio Rivas, and twice in the second half, both of which came from Cody Buchanan, to secure the victory over TWU.

"We're completely disappointed with the scoreline," said Spartans coach Mike Shearon. "Obviously giving up four goals is never good and not scoring any isn't good either. But I thought we had a few chances in the first half that we could have gotten one, and I thought we gave up a couple of goals that we could have dealt with better. But in the end, we played a quality side today that played a high tempo and it's a good thing for us to learn how to play at that pace and figure out what we need to work on. We'll continue to push forward and if there's anything I've learned from this group is that they're committed to the process and to each other."

Spartans goalie James Hielema (Calgary) stopped seven of the 11 shots he faced.

"I thought Aidan Moore (Langley, B.C.) did well today," Shearon said. "One of our first year players, Gordon Grice, came in the second half and looked the part and played composed and didn't look like a first-year out there."

The Spartans are back in action Monday when they play Northwest University (NAIA) at 4 p.m. in Kirkland, Wash.

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