High scoring friendly versus Western Washington for the Heat

Pete Alexander had two impressive scores on Saturday versus the Vikings.

Improving to 5-1 against other universities the Heat men's rugby team dismantle the Western Washington Vikings 56-5 in a friendly Saturday afternoon, in Kelowna.

Men’s Rugby (Sat Nov 1, 2014)    SCHEDULE & RESULTS
Parkinson Recreation Centre (P10), Kelowna, BC

Western Washington 5 0 5
UBC Okanagan 32 24 56

Trys: Pete Alexander (2), Grady Krohman (2), Sam Carroll (1), Trevor Yip (1), Simon MacDonald (1), Shane Barill (1), TEAM (1).
Cons: James Scott (4).
PK: James Scott (1).

KELOWNA, BC - The UBC Okanagan Heat scored early and often on Saturday afternoon as they hosted the Western Washington University Vikings men’s rugby team and won decisively, 56-5, in a friendly match in Kelowna at the Parkinson Recreation Centre.

Pete Alexander scored his first of two tries on the day to open up the scoring high stepping through the Vikings team not long after the opening kick.

Shortly thereafter James Scott converted a penalty kick and the route was on. Scott scored 11 points off his boot on the day (1 PK, 4 conversions).

Fullback Grady Krohman was the only other member of UBC Okanagan to score more than once; Krohman closed out the first half with a try that Scott converted sending the Heat into the break up 32-5. Krohman also scored the last try of the game, which Scott then also converted to close out the scoring.

Costly turnovers by the Vikings allowed Sam Carroll to race in for his only score, and Trevor Yip did the same in the first half.

The forwards for UBC Okanagan wore down the smaller Vikings side, leading to a second half constantly in WWU territory. Simon MacDonald and Shane Barill both were able to score, as was the team in the second half.

With the 56-5 win on Saturday the Heat are now 5-1 after playing a series of matches against other universities so far this fall - their only blemish was a 22-14 loss to Victoria in their first match of the year. The Heat have defeated the University of Calgary twice, Mount Royal, University of Alberta and now Western Washington University from Bellingham, WA.

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