Another Henman hat-trick wins TWolves 5-0 over Pronghorns – Prince George Daily News

The return of sublime forward Michael Henman was the spark the UNBC Timberwolves men’s soccer team was looking for, as the TWolves used another fourth-year hat-trick to beat the Lethbridge Pronghorns 5- 0 Sunday in Lethbridge, Alberta.

In the fourth minute, it was the Timberwolves who almost got on the board. Michael Henman stole the ball, beat a defender and played it into the box, finding a booming Tora Omori. The Tokyo product had a good chunk of it, beating Pronghorns keeper Tegan Romaine, but not the post, as the ball bounced.

Six minutes later, UNBC got the opener they were looking for. On a broken play in the box, Anthony Preston won a ball, turned and found Henman’s backdoor for a tap-in behind a helpless Romaine. The goal was Henman’s ninth of the season, good for Canada West and U SPORTS’ first.

The Timberwolves continued to control play, possessing the ball and proving to be the most threatening team early on. From a free kick, Preston found Hagon Kim but his attempt went off the crossbar and kind of stayed away, keeping the game one goal away.

Within 40e minute, Loic Benquet set up a dribbling clinic, working his way through the Lethbridge defence. When Cestas, France’s product shot deflected up, Henman was there to head it down, doubling UNBC’s advantage.

Had it not been for timely defense and sheer luck, the Timberwolves would have built an even more substantial lead, but the visitors found themselves just 2-0 down after 45 minutes. This, despite going over the Horns 12-2 in the half.

In the second half, UNBC kept coming. This time it was Anthony Preston who got on the sheet, beating Romaine for his first of the season, to go along with his three assists in the 2022 campaign.

The Pronghorns would do well to look for an answer, pressing the UNBC back line and gaining some possession in UNBC’s third. However, in the 75e minute, a bit of history for Michael Henman. Taking a through pass from Abou Cissé, Henman beat Romaine for her third of the game and her 11e of the season. The goal was the 17e of his UNBC career, breaking Francesco Bartolillo’s program record for goals scored. Bartolillo set the mark in 69 games played, while Henman broke it in 41 games.

Connor Lewis would tack on a goal in injury time, converting a PK after a handball into the box, scoring his first of the Canada West season.

When the final whistle sounded, UNBC had won 5-0, edging the Horns 23-8 in the game.

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