Fourth draw in a row for the women
Sunday September 30, 2012
Nonis Sports Field, UBC, Kelowna, B.C.
Thompson Rivers (5W-1L-2T) vs. UBC Okanagan (2W-1L-5T)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Thompson Rivers….. 0 1 – 1
UBC Okanagan…….. 1 0 – 1
1. 16:58 UBCO Marissa Klees (unassisted)
2. 78:19 TWU Vanessa Zilkie (unassisted)
Shots: Thompson Rivers 10, UBC Okanagan 12
Saves: Thompson Rivers 9 (Emily Edmundson 9), UBC Okanagan 4 (Sabrina
Determined to find the win column after three straight draws, the women’s soccer team from UBC Okanagan came out charging against the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack on Sunday (Sep 30). A game that saw a lot of chances for the Heat, saw only one goal scored for each team, as the Heat and TRU played to a 1-1 draw; the fourth consecutive for UBC Okanagan.
The offensive pressure started early for UBC Okanagan, they had a great chance on a free-kick in the 13th minute from third-year forward Lindsey Briggs (Delta, BC). The Heat’s first goal would come shortly after, when midfielder Marissa Klees (3rd year, Bellingham, WA) found the back of the net on a perfectly placed ball in the 17th minute for the game’s first goal. The score remained 1-0 UBC Okanagan heading into the half.
The second half was a back-and-forth affair between both squads, until TRU tied the game in the 76th minute on a free-kick taken by second-year midfielder Vanessa Zilkie (Kelowna, BC). The attempt sailed just over the outstretched arms of fifth-year goalkeeper Sabrina Gasparac (Langley, BC), and the game was knotted at one goal apiece.
The Heat was not without chances to extend their lead throughout the match.
In the 47th minute, fullback Jennifer Kidd (4th year, Richmond, BC) sent a free-kick from 25 yards out just off the crossbar.
Kirsten Dodds (2nd year, Vernon, BC) found herself on the TRU doorstep in the 69th minute and again in the 85th, but was rejected both times by TRU keeper Emily Emundson (3rd year, Kamloops, BC).
At just over the half-way mark in the 2012 PACWEST season, the Heat’s record stands at 2W-5T-1L, with the team finding themselves in a tightly contested playoff race down the stretch.
The Heat will look to get back in the win column Saturday, October 6th, traveling to Newton Athletic Park to take on the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles in a game with serious playoff positioning implications. The following day, October 7th, the Heat will travel to Coquitlam to face the Douglas College Royals. Both games are scheduled for 12 p.m.