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PREVIEW: Off to the 'Land of the Living Skies' as Heat women's soccer head to Saskatchewan

PREVIEW: Off to the 'Land of the Living Skies' as Heat women's soccer head to Saskatchewan

What you need to know


  • The women's soccer team continues their four game road trip this weekend when they travel to play the Regina Cougars on Saturday (11 a.m. PDT.) and the Saskatchewan Huskies on Sunday (11 a.m. PDT.)
  • The schedule will only get easier after this weekend as seven of the last 10 games for the Heat will be played in Kelowna at the Nonis Sports Field.
  • These matches will continue an opening slate of Canada West games that will have the Heat travel over 5,000 kms to play four times in two weekends.

GAME TIMES (PST)

SATURDAY, SEP 16th, 2017
11 AM PDT | Soccer (W) (0-2-0) vs. the Regina Cougars (0-0-2)
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@ University of Regina Field, Regina, SK

SUNDAY, SEP 17th, 2017: 
11 AM PDT | Soccer (W) vs. the Saskatchewan Huskies (1-1-0)
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@ Field 7 in PotashCorp Park, Saskatoon, SK


Opening weekend results

The Heat opened the 2017 Canada West campaign last weekend in Edmonton with a 3-0 loss to the home MacEwan Griffins on Friday night (Sept. 8). After trekking to Prince George the UBCO women's side peppered the UNBC keeper but were unable to finish enough of their chances and fell 2-1 to the Timberwolves on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 10).

Key players

Fourth year forward Susan Traynor got the Heat's first goal of the season last time out against UNBC. This was her second career goal for the squad. 

Senior Andrea Stinson and third year defender Ally Ferronato are coming off team player of the match's this past weekend. Ferronato had the Heat's best chance against MacEwan while Stinson help create Traynors's goal against the Timberwolves.

Inside the numbers

The Heat had eight shots on goal last time out and will look to keeping shooting against the Cougars and Huskies this weekend.

Through two games Andrea Stinson, Ally Ferronato and Cassie Bratton lead the two with two shots on goal a piece.

 

Scouting the Cougars

  • The Cougars are coming off back to back draws against Manitoba and Winnipeg this past weekend.
  • Rookie Sally Bachmann is a player to watch as the Pitt Meadows product scored in her first career Canada West start.

Overall Head to Head (UBCO v REG) (0W-1L-0T)

The Heat lost 1-0 last season at home to the visiting Regina Cougars in their first matchup in Canada West history last October.

Scouting the Huskies

  • Saskatchewan opened their season on the road as well as they had two high scoring games the opening weekend. First a 3-2 win at Winnipeg, followed up with a 3-2 loss at the University of Manitoba.
  • Midfielder Megan Ripplinger will be a key player to watch as she has three goals in her first two games. And is the USPORTS athlete of the week.
  • The Huskies offense has reached double digits in shots both games so far this season, recording 10 against Winnipeg, and 11 against Manitoba.

Overall Head to Head (UBCO v SSK) (0W-1L-0T)

In their first-ever meeting last season, the Heat lost 2-0 at home to the team from Saskatoon.