Robertson earns Canada West honours

Delta midfielder recognized for leading Trinity Western to sweep of B.C. rivals

A big weekend for Delta’s Jenaya Robertson in leading the Trinity Western Spartans to a pair of victories has earned her Canada West First Star honours for women’s soccer.

The fourth-year midfielder scored a pair of second half goals in the Spartans 3-1 win over UVic on Friday night in Langley. She then set-up a pair Sunday in a 4-1 victory against UBC on Sunday to complete a sweep of their provincial rivals to open conference play.

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Robertson’s first goal of the season came in the 51st minute as she made a nifty run to convert a ball from Seina Kashima. Seven minutes later, the pair struck again with Robertson converting a rebound from a Kashima shot.

The Spartans then took care of the Thunderbirds thanks to goals less than two minutes apart in the second half.

The weekend sweep has moved the Spartans up to No. 1 in the latest U Sports national rankings. The Canada West champions head east this weekend for games against Manitoba and Winnipeg.

Robertson, who graduated from Delview, recovered from ACL surgery following the 2016 season to be one of the Spartans leaders. She came through Coastal FC, winning a pair of provincial titles. 

TWU’s roster also features SDSS grad Rachel Sydor, the team’s starting goalkeeper and DSS alumni Danae Derksen, both fifth-year players. Sydor was credited with seven saves in the win over UVic. 

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