Posted on: August 20, 2017
The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack continued a three-match tour of Oregon on Sunday as they met up with the Portland Timbers U-18 Residency team in Portland, Oregon.
The Pack got a late goal from Justin Donaldson (3rd year, midfield, Kamloops, BC) as they downed the Timbers 2-1. Spanish import Jan Pirretas Glasmacher (1st year, defender, Barcelona, Spain) had the other goal as the WolfPack move to 2-0-4 on the exhibition season.
TRU was up 1-0 after the first half as they got shutout goalkeeping from Alex Ram (1st year, Leicester,England).
He gave way to Brady VanRyswk (2nd year, keeper, Penticton, BC) who played the second half.
35:00- TRU Jan Pirretas Glasmacher (pronounced Yan Pier-Eh-Has Glas-mack-er) scored on a free kick. This followed Ryan Glanville (5th year, forward,Williams Lake, BC) being hauled down at the top of the box.
70:00 -Portland ties match
76:00-TRU: Justin Donaldson-on a breakaway after being sent in by Anatoli Leveille (1st year, midfield, Winnipeg, MB). Leveille received a pass from the back courtesy of Maxime Fieujean (2nd year, defender,Servas, France). Donaldson went top corner.
Keepers: Alex Ram played the first half for TRU. Brady Van Ryswyk tended the twine in the second.
TRU (preseason) 2-0-4
TRU head coach John Antulov:
On game: “We started off slow. Portland has a very skilled and technically sound team. We had trouble getting the ball forward the first half. We had difficulty getting into our shape defensively. In the second half, we changed tactics and it resulted in success. Portland had a solid team and this was a good test for us. We put in a lot of players today and the young players especially played well.”
The WolfPack will conclude their exhibition season and the tour with a match on Monday (August 22) versus the Concordia University Cavaliers (NCAA Div II). The ‘Pack play Their Canada West season opener is Friday, August 25th in Prince George, BC against the Timberwolves.
The ‘Pack’s home opener is Saturday, September 2nd at Hillside Stadium when the University of Victoria Vikes come to town. It’s a 2 pm start time.
All of the WolfPack matches—home and away—will be webcast on a pay per view basis on www.Canadawest.TV.
The WolfPack are hosting the 2017 USport Men’s Soccer Nationals November 9-12th. Tickets on sale in September.