SATURDAY (Sep 20): Heat women's soccer vs. UBC Thunderbirds (5 p.m.)
To be played at Nonis Sports Field, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC
|UBC OKANAGAN HEAT||TALE OF THE TAPE||UBC THUNDERBIRDS|
|1.80||Goals Against Average||.60|
HEAT (2-6-2, 0-3-2 Canada West) SCHEDULE & RESULTS | ROSTER | STATS
CW Preseason Coaches' Poll Ranking: 13th overall, 6th in Pacific
2013-14 CW Tournament Placing: N/A
2013-14 CIS Tournament Placing: N/A
2013-14 Conference Record: N/A
Last CW Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A
Note: PACWEST Bronze medal in 2013-14
Last night: The UBC Okanagan Heat fell to No. 6 UVic 1-0 as will welcome another as teh Heat were shutout for the third time in five games.
Saturday night: Its the first entry into the inter-campus rivalry begins when UBC Okanagan hosts the UBC Thunderbirds (3-2-0).
Last Weekend: Scoring was the problem their first weekend at home for UBC Okanagan with their first goal on the Nonis Turf not coming until there was just 10 minutes left in the Saturday’s game. The lack of offense cost the Heat two losses; Friday 2-0 to the Fraser Valley Cascades (FULL RECAP), and on Saturday 5-1 to the No. 2 ranked Trinity Western Spartans (FULL RECAP). The lone goal scored was a highlight as it was rookie forward’s Courtney Hemmerling’s (Kelowna, BC) first career mark.
Saturday night matchup: The T-Birds have won three in a row dropping TRU Friday night 4-0 in Kamloops, last weekend the Birds swept away the visiting Timberwolves: 5-0, 3-0 and have only allowed three goals against in their five games this season.
Gametime: Saturday, Sep 20, the ball is kicked off with the Vancouver version of UBC, the Thunderbirds at 5 p.m.
Doing the scoring with ease : Thunderbirds’ striker Jasmin Dhanda is third on this year’s scoring charts, having 4 goals to her name this season.
Doing her keeping duties : Christine Tallon of UBC Okangan has made a total of 33 saves this season, putting her second only to UNBC’s Hall.
They do like to test the goal : UBC Okanagan’s Courtney Hemmerling has a total of 17 shots on goal, 4 behind UBC Thunderbirds’ leading goalscorer J Dhanda.
THUNDERBIRDS (5-3-0, 3-2-0, Canada West) SCHEDULE & RESULTS | ROSTER | STATS
CW Preseason Coaches' Poll Ranking: 3rd overall, 3rd in Pacific
2013-14 CW Tournament Placing: 4th
2013-14 CIS Tournament Placing: N/A
2013-14 Conference Record: 8-1-3
Last CW Title: 2007
Last CIS Title: 2006
Key returnees: Jasmin Dhanda, Aman Shergill, Emily Wilson, Tamara Roughead, Taylor Shannik and Nicole Sydor
Key additions: Reetu Johal, Nadia Langenberg, Elizabeth Swoboda, Amrit berar
Key departures: Janine Frazao, Rachael Sawer, Taryn Lim, Christina Donnelly, Jordan Kitagawa and Alyssa Williamson
VANCOUVER – Head coach Andrea Neil returns for her second season at the helm of the UBC Thunderbirds women's soccer program, looking to build on a successful rookie campaign and bring the team to the national championships for the first time since 2010.
UBC lost just once in 12 regular season matches (8-1-3) in 2013 and eventually finished fourth at the Canada West championship tournament.
The 'Birds surrendered a league-low five goals last season and this year's defence will be anchored by Aman Shergill, a Second Team Canada West All-Star and the only UBC player to start all 12 regular season games in 2013. Emily Wilson takes over as the squad's No. 1 goalkeeper.
Fourth-year player Taylor Shannik returns as the team's most experienced midfielder. She's joined by third-year teammates Kym van Duynhoven and Madison Guy, the third and fourth-leading scorers for UBC last year. Another solid presence in the midfield is third-year player Tamara Roughead. They're joined by talented newcomer Reetu Johal, one of 10 new recruits brought in by Neil.
Up front, the returning forwards include reigning Canada West Rookie of the Year Jasmin Dhanda, who led the team with six goals in 2013, captain Shayla Chorney and Nicole Sydor. Janna Speed will also see time as a forward while new T-Birds include college transfer Amrit Berar and Emma Leese.