Men’s team draws in scoreless affair

Men’s Soccer






Shane MudaliarSunday, October 4th,2009
UBC Okanagan Heat 0 Thompson Rivers U Wolfpack 0

Game Recap: The UBC O men’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 draw against the nationally third ranked Thomson Rivers University in Kamloops on Sunday. The Heat were well deserving of the single point as they fought hard against a very talented Wolfpack side, who currently hold the top spot in their division. After loosing to the Wolfpack on Saturday by a score of 3-1, fitness proved to be the deciding factor in Sunday’s match up. The Heat started out Sunday’s game with a lot of energy taking the game to their opponents and narrowly going a goal ahead on a Zach Hall opportunity. The former Wolfpack player almost scored against his former team, a goal that would have deflated his old teammates. Man of the Match Spencer Brown held the clean sheet for the fourth time this season with an outstanding performance in goal that made all the difference in the game. The Wolfpack were unable to score on Brown as he made many exciting key saves, notably during the second half. Even more exciting is the possibility of the men’s soccer team to still earn a spot in the playoffs.
Coach Justin Boersma: “The guys showed a lot of heart today battling a great side for the entire 90 minutes today away from home against a top ranked school. It was a great way to bounce back from Saturday’s loss and even more importantly, we proved to ourselves that we are able to compete against nationally ranked teams in our league. Spencer Brown single handily earned us a very important point today. The single point has the potential to be one of the biggest points of the season as the possibility of playing in postseason, with four games remaining, is still possible.”
The Heat will go on the road again next weekend in a key match up against the UNBC Timberwolves. If the Heat are able to take 3 points from the Timberwolves, the possibility of playing in the playoffs is still within their reach.
Coach Justin Boersma: “Next week’s match up against UNBC is the biggest game of this season for our team. They currently occupy the third and final playoff spot and we are looming close in fourth. I’m sure our players will be ready heading up to Prince George to play against a team that came in to Kelowna last week and took 3 points from us with four second half goals. If we play as well as we did this weekend against the nationally ranked Wolfpack, we should be able to head into our final two games of the regular season with a positive result and battling for a spot in the playoffs.”

Next weekend, the Heat trek to Prince George to try and declaw the UNBC Timberwolves, both the men’s and women’s match begin at 12noon.


UBC Okanagan Heat

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