Vernon’s Finlay McPhie and the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack tied the Northern B.C. Timberwolves 3-3 in Canada West men’s soccer play at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops. (Allen Douglas Photo)                                Justin Donaldson of TRU heads one toward the UNBC net in Canada West soccer play. Vernon’s Finlay McPhie, of TRU, far left, watches the play. (Allen Douglas Photo)

Vernon’s Finlay McPhie and the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack tied the Northern B.C. Timberwolves 3-3 in Canada West men’s soccer play at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops. (Allen Douglas Photo) Justin Donaldson of TRU heads one toward the UNBC net in Canada West soccer play. Vernon’s Finlay McPhie, of TRU, far left, watches the play. (Allen Douglas Photo)

Vernon’s McPhie goal boosts WolfPack

Draw with Timberwolves in Canada West soccer

Vernon’s Finlay McPhie scored once as the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack and University of Northern B.C. Timberwolves of Prince George drew 3-3 in thrilling Canada West men’s soccer action Sunday at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops.

Both teams connected once in stoppage time. TRU also got markers from Thomas Lantmeeters and Justin Donaldson. The Timberwolves got goals from Abou Cisse, Cody Gysbergs and Emmanual Drame. Gybergs converted in the 88th minute, while Donaldson and Drame tallied in two minutes of extra time.

TRU improved to 3-6-3, while UNBC went to 4-3-4.

The WolfPack had the good chances early, enjoying two corners in the opening 12 minutes, both just missing the mark as they were crossed into the crease occupied by Rob Goodey of UNBC.

In the 16th minute, Kalifa Fanne (third year, midfield, Tours, France) drove to the net and fired it just outside the left post. But it was the Timberwolves who drew first blood. In the 30th minute, Cisse put in a loose ball after a set piece for his first goal of the season.

UNBC had a glorious chance six minutes later as Owen Stewart (third-year midfield, Prince George) ran down the right side and took a shot which hit the crossbar. Liam Stewart (fourth year, midfield, Prince George) picked up the rebound and couldn’t capitalize.

The WolfPack tied the match seven minutes later as a left-foot swipe by Thomas Lantmeeters resulted in his fourth goal of the year.

The WolfPack took the lead off a corner in the 76th minute. McPhie was served a beauty from Donaldson for his first goal of the year. He out-jumped two defenders to head the ball in.

UNBC was awarded a penalty kick at 89 minutes and Cody Gysbers drew the Timberwolves even by beating Gardner to the left.