Saturday, October 3rd,2009
UBC Okanagan Heat 1
Thompson Rivers U Wolfpack 1
Goal Scorer: Emma Nixon (81st min)
Game Recap: The Heat and the first place Thompson Rivers University took to the field Saturday in Kelowna to battle for 1st place in the BCCAA. The Wolfpack, ranked 4th nationally in the CCAA, had to settle for a 1-1 tie against the second place UBC Okanagan.
The game was riddled with chances at both ends of the turf. The first chance came when Heat defender, Jennifer Kidd, took a long shot from half and hit the crossbar. Soon after Kidd hit the crossbar, TRU returned the favour by pelting a shot off the post. The first goal came in the 31st minute when a Wolfpack striker managed to sneak behind the defending line and beat the Heat goalkeeper, Sabrina Gasparac on the back post.
The Heat put out a solid team effort and battled their way through the first 80 minutes of the game, finally scoring in the 81st minute. Heat striker, Emma Nixon notched her first goal of the season as she bounced on a rebound and beat the Wolfpack keeper to tie the game 1-1.