Vernon’s Finlay McPhie

Vernon’s Finlay McPhie

Wallis sparks Pack

The TRU WolfPack men’s soccer team went through their own exhibition tournament undefeated.

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer team went through their own exhibition tournament undefeated.

The WolfPack went 3-0, finishing Sunday  with a 4-1 victory over the Langara College Falcons (PACWEST) at Hillside Stadium.

The WolfPack led 2-1 at half time as they got a pair of goals from Ryan Glanville (third year, Williams Lake).

His first came at nine minutes when sophomore Finlay McPhie (Vernon) sent the ball up field and Glanville tucked it into the lower right corner. Glanville added the second goal a minute later.

In the second half, Oriol Torres (Barcelona, Spain) and Glanville, with his hat-trick, rounded out the scoring for Thompson Rivers. Glanville’s third goal came in the 51st minute off a Torres’ corner. Clayde Harsany (High River, Alta.) earned the win.

“We put a young lineup out there today to give some of our rookies a chance to prove themselves,” said WolfPack head coach John Antulov. “ I thought there was a little bit of a gap for about 25 minutes but for the most part we played a good game.

Enderby’s Corey Wallis (fifth year) supplied the hat trick as TRU iced Douglas College Royals of New Westminster 3-0 Saturday.

Wallis scored his first goal at the 66th minute mark. Kyle Fertile (fifth year, Kamloops) took a free kick and after a scramble: Wallis found the ball on his foot and he deflected it in.

Two minutes later, he scored again.

“I have never scored one like that before,” he said. “I flicked it with one foot behind me.” That goal came at the 68th minute.

The third goal came off a penalty kick in the 79th minute when another player was hauled down in the 18. That player deferred to Wallis who went low to the left of the Douglas keeper for his hat trick.

Wallis has scored many hat tricks in his soccer career but never at the University level.

“I like to get forward lots and put pressure on the opposition winger,” Wallis says about his offensive strategy. “He can’t attack me. Kind of a reverse of our roles.”

“It was a bit unexpected from Corey,” said Antulov about his hat trick. “When he plays out on the flank we expect him to get into the play.”

Mike Bennett of Vernon is entering his sophomore season with TRU, who are in the UBCO Heat tourney this weekend. TRU opens its Canada West season Sept. 12 at Hillside versus Trinity Western University Spartans.



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