Thompson Rivers University striker Jason Staiger converted the game-winning goal in the 62nd minute to lead the WolfPack to a 2-1 victory over the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Sunday on Field 7 at PotashCorp Park.
Tied after trading early first half goals, Staiger was able to get a head on the ball played in by Koffi Nyavor after the WolfPack had controlled possession in the Huskies box in the 62nd minute. The header beat a leaping Huskies' netminder Patrick Pranger high right.
With the win, the WolfPack improve to 5-1-4 in the Canada West men's soccer season. Saskatchewan drops to 6-4-0.
Thompson Rivers got on the board quick scoring just five minutes into the match. Mitchell Popadynetz fed Justin Donaldson across the box who tapped the ball past Pranger.
Just nine minutes later, Huskie Kwame Opoku was able to convert on a penalty kick to tie the game. Saskatchewan was awarded the shot after Tobias Hyrich-Kreuger was hauled down in the box in the 14th minute.
WolfPack keeper Alex Ram made three saves in the win, while Pranger made three saves at the other end of the pitch for Saskatchewan.
Thompson Rivers outshot the Huskies 10-9.
The Huskies remain at home to host the MacEwan Griffins Thursday and the Alberta Golden Bears Sunday. Thompson Rivers returns home to host the Fraser Valley Cascades and Trinity Western Spartans.