Dhillon scores lone goal as Simon Fraser posts victory against St. Martin's
BURNABY, British Columbia -- Beginning their final home stand of the 2013 regular season, No. 3 Simon Fraser defeated St. Martin's 1-0 on Terry Fox Field on Thursday night.
The win was the Clan's fourth in a row.
"Tough game [Thursday]. I thought we came out a bit overconfident, a bit cocky and made the game a bit more challenging than it needed to be," Simon Fraser head coach Alan Koch said. "At the end of the day a win is a win. It was a crazy Halloween game."
The Clan controlled the pace of the game in the first half, outshooting the Saints 13-6 with five of the Clan's shots on target compared to two for SMU.
Despite outshooting their opponents, the game remained scoreless at halftime.
In the 69th minute, Ryan Dhillon, the reigning offensive player of the week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, broke the deadlock.
Dhillon scored from inside the 6-yard box with Tarnvir Bhandal getting the assist.
That was all the Clan would need as SFU held on for the 1-0 decision.
Brandon Watson got the start and the win in net for SFU, making three saves in the shutout.
The victory improved the Clan's record to 14-1-1 on the season and 10-1-1 in GNAC play.