Sunday September 23, 2012
Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC
The UBC Okanagan Heat women were all business right from the get go, determined to improve on Saturday’s draw result. Holding a majority of the possession in the first half, the Heat were unfortunate not to score and get on the board. In the end the Heat and the Capilano Blues had a goal apiece, settling for a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes of play.
“Our effort from the starting whistle was good,” observed head coach Claire Paterson. “We outplayed Capilano for most of the game, building upon [yesterday].”
Freshman midfielder Mairi Horth (Ladysmith, BC) put away the lone goal for the Heat in the second half off of a rebound in the Capilano 18-yard box to go up 1-0. In the last 20 minutes the Blues tied the game up, capitalizing on a wayward Heat pass.
“Although we didn’t lose a match this weekend, ties can come back to haunt us,” added Paterson. “We need to continue to bring our best performance each match and capitalize on our opportunities.”
The Heat will take on the Thompson Rivers WolfPack in a home-and-home series next weekend. They will play in Kamloops on Saturday on 1 p.m., and then return home on Sunday to play at 1 p.m. at Nonis Field.