SECOND STAR, Rachel Hutchinson, Soccer

SECOND STAR, Rachel Hutchinson, Soccer

Women’s second star – Rachel Hutchinson

Trinity Western Spartans soccer

Forward

3rd-year

Cloverdale, B.C.

Biology 

Game log: Friday, Nov. 3 – two goals on four shots in 3-0 W vs. UBC at CW WSOC Final Four / Saturday, Nov. 4 – assist in 2-1 W vs. Victoria in CW WSOC gold medal game. 

Rachel Hutchinson, the Spartans goal-scoring leader throughout the regular season, was an offensive catalyst for TWU, scoring two goals and adding an assist as she helped her team capture the Canada West title. 

The third-year striker from Cloverdale, B.C. scored twice in TWU’s 3-0 semifinal win over UBC before assisting on the Spartans opening goal in their 2-1 championship game victory over Victoria.  Through three post-season contests, Hutchinson has three goals and one assist and has been in on four of the Spartans six goals. TWU will now move on to the U SPORTS Championship this weekend, where the Spartans will play the host University of Manitoba in the quarter-finals.

As a program, the Spartans, who have played in nine of the last 10 conference finals, have now captured seven Canada West championships.

 

October 10, 2017

Canada West Second Star

Trinity Western Spartans soccer

Forward

3rd-year

Cloverdale, B.C.

Biology

Game log: Friday, Oct. 6 – one goal and four shots in 5-0W vs. Fraser Valley / Sunday, Oct. 8 – one goal and two assists in 4-0 W @ Fraser Valley. 

Rachel Hutchinson collected four points over the weekend, scoring twice while adding two assists in back-to-back Trinity Western wins against Fraser Valley. With her two goals, the third-year striker extended her goal-scoring streak to four games. She now has points in six of TWU’s last seven contests.

Her team-leading six goals has her tied for third in Canada West, while her four assists on the year has her in tied with Seina Kashima atop the Spartans leaderboard and tied for fourth in the conference.

With her six goals through 10 games, she has already eclipsed her career-best for goals in a season. During her rookie season in 2015-16 when she was named the U SPORTS Rookie of the Year, she scored five goals in 14 games.

Hutchinson’s performance helped the Spartans earn their seventh straight victory and their seventh consecutive clean sheet.

With their weekend sweep of the Cascades, the Spartans moved into first place in the Pacific Division. Hutchinson and her teammates are back at home this weekend when they host Regina Friday and Saskatchewan Saturday.