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AWARDS: Sam McDonald selected Canada West 2nd Star of the Week

AWARDS: Sam McDonald selected Canada West 2nd Star of the Week

SECOND STAR: D - Sam McDonald

  • UBC Okanagan Heat / Soccer
  • 3rd-year
  • Kelowna, B.C.
  • Management
  • GAME LOG: Friday, Sept. 6 – goal in 1-1 draw at Fraser Valley / Saturday, Sept. 7 – goal in 1-0 win at Trinity Western.

Sam McDonald has only been healthy enough to play in four of the six Heat matches this season.

In all four of those matches, however, the Heat's central defender has been able to find the net. His timely goals are a large reason why UBCO currently sit atop the Pacific Division table.

On the road this past weekend, McDonald was the entire offence for UBC Okanagan, scoring both Heat goals, as UBCO earned four points in the standings.

On Friday night it was McDonald's early goal that gave the Heat the lead. Unfortunately for UBCO, Fraser Valley was able to notch a late equalizer in the 1-1 draw.

Against Trinity Western on Saturday night, McDonald's goal in the second half held up for the Heat and they earned a 1-0 victory over the Spartans.

The Heat return home this weekend to play teams from outside their division for the first time this season, as the MacEwan Griffins and Alberta Golden Bears are in Kelowna Friday and Saturday respectively for a pair of matches, both with 7:30 p.m. start times.

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