Sunday October 14, 2012
Nonis Sports Field, UBC, Kelowna, BC
Quest Kermodes (5W-5L-2T) vs. UBC Okanagan (6W-1L-5T)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
Quest Kermodes…… 1 0 – 1
UBC Okanagan…….. 1 2 – 3
1. 8:12 UBCO Hayley Carlson Penalty kick
2. 38:19 QUEST Brianna Powrie (unassisted)
3. 59:25 UBCO Kirsten Dodds (unassisted)
4. 72:18 UBCO Taylor Candelario (Mari Horth)
Shots: Quest Kermodes 4, UBC Okanagan 12
Saves: Quest Kermodes 5 (Taylor Shantz 5), UBC Okanagan 1 (Sabrina
KELOWNA, BC – Another rainy day at Nonis Field did not dampen the Heat’s spirits, as the women’s team cruised to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Quest University Kermodes. Winners of three straight heading into the Sunday’s contest, the Heat were determined to extend their win streak to four at a crucial time in the PACWEST season.
Goal scorers’ for the Heat were defender Hayley Carlson (2nd year, Red Deer, AB) notching her first of the year, forward Kirsten Dodds (2nd year, Vernon, BC) with her fourth PACWEST goal in 2012, and forward Taylor Candelario (1st year, Honolulu, HI) with her second marker on the year.
The Heat’s first goal happened early on a lucky break, as the 2011 Academic All-Canadian, Carlson, took the resulting penalty shot after Kirsten Dodds was hauled down in the box in the 6th minute. Carlson buried the resulting penalty kick to put the Heat up 1-0. The Heat continued to pressure the Quest defense, with great chances by forward Dodds and fourth year midfielder Taylor Sarchet (Surrey, BC) throughout the half.
The 30th minute saw veteran Heat keeper Sabrina Gasparac (5th year, Langley, BC) make a huge save to preserve the one goal lead, as she charged out of her net to stop a clear Quest breakaway. However, Quest tied the game in the 38th minute on a goal by Brianna Powrie (2nd year, Kamloops, BC). Both teams headed into the half tied at 1-1.
The Heat were re-energized in the second half by a gorgeous goal off the foot of Kirsten Dodds in the 60th minute. Deep in the Quest zone, Dodds remained composed and danced around two Quest defenders and the Quest keeper to put away the Heat’s second goal of the game.
Taylor Candelario, a forward from Hawaii, put the game out of reach, scoring in the 68th on a perfect pass by midfielder Mairi Horth (1st year, Ladysmith, BC). The result: a 3-1 victory for the Heat; their fifth in a row.
“A fantastic weekend for us and a great game again today,” remarked head coach Claire Paterson. “We played hard for 90 minutes and came up with two great goals on top of the penalty kick.”
When asked about her team’s recent turn-around with four straight wins after four straight draws, Paterson commented: “We have just seemed to have turned the corner and are really gelling now. We’re definitely more cohesive as a unit.”
With two games remaining, the Heat are looking to better their playoff positioning heading into the 2012 PACWEST Provincial Championship.
“We want to continue our momentum heading forward and into the playoffs,” added Paterson.
The Heat will wrap up the regular season on October 20th and 21st, hosting the Vancouver Island University Mariners and the Capilano University Blues. On Saturday versus the Mariners the game will start at 1 p.m. Sunday, on seniors’ day for graduating players, the Heat and Blues will take to the pitch at 12 p.m. All games will be played on the Nonis Sports Field.
The PacWest Provincial playoffs will begin in Squamish, BC on October 26th and will end on October 28th.