Trojan Updates: Soccer teams are in it to win
The women’s soccer team were reigning champions over the Olds College Broncos, winning 3–0 Sept. 22 in Olds. The team, continuing their victory streak of three games, played a strong first half, scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes.
The first and second goals were scored back-to-back by first-year business administration accounting student and striker Amoy Hudson. The third and final goal was scored by first-year business administration student and striker Cassandra Busch.
“It’s frustrating to me. We could have played much better today. It was a frustrating game to coach and watch,” said third-year Trojans apprentice coach Erin Schwab. “The players were frustrated on the field, too, because we just weren’t linking up.”
Schwab said during the second-half there was no communication on the field.
Come cheer on the women’s team at home Oct. 20 against the Olds College Broncos.
The men’s soccer team had a rowdy 4–3 win against the broncos, the first and second goals were scored by fifth-year, bachelor of applied petroleum engineering student and striker Amadou Diallo and the third goal was scored by third-year, medical engineering technology student and midfielder Zak Ghanem. With a violent first-half sending first-year business administration student and goalie Marshal Broom to the hospital with a broken nose and concussion, first-year emergency medical technician student Joel Hugi took Marshal’s place in net for the final half of the game. The winning goal was scored by first-year academic upgrading student and keeper Tyler Beppo.
“I think maybe we did get a little shook up after Marshal’s injury. They did have to take him away in an ambulance, after all,” said veteran Trojans assistant coach John Talerico in a press release. “But we probably got a little complacent, too. We were up 3–0. We should have stuck to the game plan – moved the ball around and kept up the flow.”
Come support the men’s team Oct. 20 against the returning Olds College Broncos.
The men’s hockey team lost 3–5 to the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Sept. 22 at home. The team played a good first-period with the first goal scored by first-year energy asset management student and right wing Landon Kadatz.
The second goal scored by first-year academic upgrading student and forward Jonathon Young.
The team slowly lost momentum in the second and third periods, the last goal being scored by first-year electrical technology student and left wing Brent Struble.
The men of Troy take on the CUCA Thunder on Oct. 20 at home.
The cross country team was met with a particularly challenging course to run at Snake Hill in Sundre on Sept. 22 for Grand Prix No.3.
“A hard course. Very hilly. Lots of roots and rocks, and a couple of mid-thigh height trees to jump over,” said coach Jamie Grant in a press release. “They actually use Snake Hill as part of the Five Peaks trail running series, along with places like Canmore Nordic Centre and Canada Olympic Park, It’s truly more of a trail running course than it is a cross-country course. While the ACAC has a bit more trail-type running mixed in with the classic cross-country, our runners felt this was quite difficult, in comparison to some of the ACAC’s other courses.”
The team placed third overall with second-year environmental technology student Kenton Sportak and second-year travel and tourism student Tony Kiprop placing in the top 10 for the men’s eight kilometre race and second-year environmental technology student Lisa Giles placing third overall in the race. The cross country teams will be running in the pre-championship race Oct. 27 in Camrose.