LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western first-year goalkeeper Sebastian Colyn (Langley) was named the Canada West Men’s Third Star of the Week after posting a shutout and making six saves in the Spartans two games this past weekend.
Colyn is the second Spartan to be named a Canada West Star of the Week honour in as many weeks, following Leighton Johnson (Calgary) earning the First Star of the Week after the season-opening weekend.
Men’s third star – Sebastian Colyn
Trinity Western Spartans soccer
Game log: Friday, September 1 – shutout in 0-0 draw vs. UNBC / Saturday, Sept. 2 – four saves in 2-2 draw vs. UNBC.
Sebastian Colyn was once again a tower of strength in the Spartans goal this weekend, helping Trinity Western to a pair of draws with UNBC.
Playing in his first home game with the Spartans, the first-year goalkeeper earned his first clean sheet, helping TWU to a scoreless draw in his team’s home-opener Friday. His performance was highlighted by a timely diving save late in the match to preserve the draw. Colyn followed that up with an impressive four-save effort in TWU’s 2-2 tie Saturday with the Timberwolves. Through four matches, Colyn sits fourth in Canada West with 14 saves.
The Spartans, who are 1-1-2 on the season, continue their homestand this weekend, when they host Thompson Rivers Friday and UBC Okanagan Saturday.
Men’s first star – Mitchell Popadynetz
Thompson Rivers WolfPack soccer
Game log: Saturday, September 2 – one goal and one assist in 3-0 W vs. Victoria / Sunday, September 3 – one assist in 2-2 draw vs. UBC.
On a weekend where the WolfPack faced their first litmus test, they came away with a win and a tie thanks in large part to Mitch Popadynetz. After spending the summer playing in the PDL, the native of Nelson, BC has rocketed off to a great start. He is currently tied for third in Canada West goal scoring with three and tied for second in points with five.
TRU returns to action this Friday and Saturday with road games against Trinity Western and Fraser Valley.
Men’s second star – Connor Guilherme
UBC Thunderbirds soccer
Thunder Bay, Ont.
Game log: Saturday, September 2 – 90 minutes in 2-1 W at UBCO / Sunday, September 3 – one goal and one assist in 2-2 draw at Thompson Rivers.
It was a milestone weekend for UBC Thunderbirds defender Connor Guilherme.
He scored his first goal at the U SPORTS level on Sept. 3 against the Thompson Rivers WolfPack in Kamloops, B.C.
Guilherme’s 54th-minute header off a corner kick started UBC’s comeback from a 2-0 deficit. A Science student in his third year of eligibility, Guilherme then assisted on Kristian Yli-Hietanen’s game-tying goal in the 85th.
He played the full 90 minutes against both UBC Okanagan on Saturday, and TRU on Sunday, despite temperatures that soared above 32 degrees. Guilherme has been on the field for every minute of UBC’s four conference games so far in 2017.
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