Parker, Chin help Clan stop Storm
New Westminster secondary grad Casey Chin was the Simon Fraser University Clan’s top tackler as they defeated the Dixie State College Red Storm 58-47 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference football in St. George, Utah, Saturday.
Chin finished the game with six and a half tackles. Defensive back Keynan Parker, a New Westminster native, also forced a fumble for SFU which improved to 3-5 in GNAC play with the win.
Quarterback Trey Wheeler completed 36 of 54 passes for 482 yards and six touchdowns to set a GNAC single game record. Lemar Durant caught 12 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Bo Palmer also scored two TDs while rushing for 99 yards on 26 carries.
SFU wraps up their home schedule by playing first-place Humboldt State at Terry Fox Field on Saturday at 2 p.m.
• Guard Kia Van Laare of New Westminster scored six points in 19 minutes of play as the Clan’s women’s basketball team opened its exhibition season by downing the Douglas College Royals 101-40 Friday.
Their next opponent was sure to be a much tougher challenge, as the Clan were scheduled to play Division I opponent Washington State University Cougars in Pullman, Wash., on Tuesday.
• SFU’s men’s soccer squad, which clinched first place last week (11-1-1 GNAC, 15-1-1 overall), got a hard-fought 1-0 overtime win over second place Seattle Pacific University Falcons on Saturday.
John Hodnett, who hails from Wolverhampton, England, scored for the Clan which wraps up its season by playing host to the Western Washington Vikings on Sunday at 3 p.m.
The women’s team finished up its season with a 5-0 loss to the Central Washington Wildcats in Ellensburg, Wash. They went winless in 14 GNAC games and had just one win overall.
• In women’s volleyball, SFU lost 25-22, 25-15, 25-13 to the Western Oregon Wolves in Monmouth, Ore., Saturday.
The Clan, who are 1-12 in GNAC play and 4-16 overall, will play the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in the SFU West Gym on Thursday at 7 p.m., and the University of Alaska-Anchorage on Saturday.