SPARTANS DROP PRESEASON DECISION AGAINST NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY

SPARTANS DROP PRESEASON DECISION AGAINST NORTHWEST UNIVERSITY

KIRKLAND, Washington – Playing largely with a young roster, the Trinity Western men's soccer team fell 2-0 to Northwest University (NAIA) Monday afternoon at NU Athletic Field.

The Spartans played the first 60 minutes with many of their younger players on the pitch, before coach Mike Shearon shuffled the lineup for the final half hour. The Spartans are now 0-2 in their preseason, which also includes a 4-0 loss to Seattle University Sunday.

"We played a fairly young roster and we made a few mistakes, but we knew that might happen with a bit more youth on the field," Shearon said. "At the same time, it's not too dissimilar to yesterday's. We could have prevented a few goals that we gave up and it was a good learning experience. That's what the preseason is about. It's about making us better. With 30 minutes left, I put out a lot more of our veterans and players who will play a lot of minutes for us this year and we took over more of the game. Both groups played well enough to tie the game and possibly win it, but we didn't. Obviously, we're not happy with the result, but hopefully we'll have learned from our mistakes by the time the games start to count."

TWU is back on the road Aug. 17 when they will play Oregon State University.

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