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PREVIEW: Spartans and Cascades on tap for the Heat

PREVIEW: Spartans and Cascades on tap for the Heat

What you need to know


  • After one weekend of play on their home turf, the UBC Okanagan women's soccer team will once again hit the road with matches on the Lower Mainland this Friday and Saturday evening.
  • Friday night the Heat will be on Chase Office Field to play the Trinity Western Spartans, start time at 5 p.m. At the MRC Sports Complex (Field 4) in Abbotsford the Heat will kick-off against the UFV Cascades at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Heat are on the road for the third set of weekend matches in four weekends of conference play.

GAME TIMES (PST)

FRIDAY, SEP 29th, 2017
5 PM PDT | Soccer (W) (0-5-1) at the Trinity Western Spartans (4-2-0)
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@ Chase Office Field, Langley, BC

SATURDAY, SEP 30th, 2017
5:30 PM PDT | Soccer (W) vs. the UFV Cascades (3-2-1)
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@ MRC Sports Complex, Field 4, Abbotsford, BC


Results to date

- Last weekend, on their home turf, the defense held together but no offense could be found as two nationally ranked teams swept through Kelowna.

-  In the home opener on Saturday Victoria held on for a (1-0) victory over UBCO.

- On Sunday the high scoring #3 UBC Thunderbirds scored a goal early and then very late to slide by the Heat (2-0).-

- On the road for the first four matches the Heat opened the season (0-3-1) with a draw in Regina their only points and losses to MacEwan, UNBC, and Saskatchewan.

Home versus away 

- The road has been tough for UBC Okanagan and although the results didn't produce a win the team had their best matches this past weekend.

- At home the Heat played UBC averaging over 3 goals and 15 shots per match. On the Nonis Turf the Heat held the T-Birds to 13 shots and just a pair of goals.

- On the road this season UBCO has a 3.00 GAA compared to 1.50 at home.

First year players

- Over a half dozen first year players are on the UBC Okanagan extended roster with many receiving extended playing time for UBC Okanagan.

- #6 Jillian Hunt, forward, has logged 159 minutes in four total games.
- #7 Kacee Ougden, midfielder, has logged 183 minutes in five total games.
- #13 Erica Lampert, midfielder, has logged 522 minutes in six total games.
- #17 Mackenzie Pfoh, forward, has logged 164 minutes in four total matches – also scored a goal in her first career match.
- #23 Anastazia Ziros, defender, has logged 423 minutes in six total matches.

Scouting the Spartans

- Trinity Western are (4-2-0) and are on three-match winning streak and sit tied for third in the Pacific Division.

- During the three-match win streak the Spartans have three straight clean sheets and have not allowed a goal against in 286 minutes.

- Jenaya Robertson leads TWU with three goals with Rachel Hutchinson and Seina Kashima tied with Robertson for the team lead in points.

- Keeper Christina Oliverio has record the three straight shutouts and has started five matches for TWU with a record of (4-1).

Overall Head to Head (UBCO v TWU) (0W-4L-1T)

- These two teams played twice last season with the Spartans taking both by a score of (3-0). The league match was in Kelowna and the second match was the Pacific Division Play-In Game in Langley.

Scouting the Cascades

- The Cascades are (3-2-1) but have won their last three outings without allowing a goal, twice by scores of (1-0), and are in fifth place in the Pacific Division. 

- The team is led by forward Amanda Carruthers with three goals and an assist, no other Cascade has more then a single goal.

- Cascades sophomore Simi Lehal has undertaken a positional change this season, shifting from forward to centre back. In the new role Lehal registered a goal and an assist.

Overall Head to Head (UBCO v UFV) (0W-4L-0T)

- In Kelowna last fall the Cascades scored a goal in each half and shutout the Heat 2-0.