What you need to know
GAME TIMES (PST)
- Last weekend for UBC Okanagan ended on a positive note as they had a strong second half in Abbotsford and forced a 1-1 tie with the UFV Cascfades. On Friday night, the Spartans jumped on the Heat early and held on taking down UBCO 4-0.
- The goal against UFV ended a scoreless drought that saw UBC Okanagan shutout twice, in their only home matches of the year to date, to nationally ranked Victoria (1-0) and UBC (4-0). The only other draw this season for the Heat was in Regina where UBC Okanagan scored twice late to tie the Cougars.
- On Sunday the high scoring #3 UBC Thunderbirds scored a goal early and then very late to slide by the Heat (2-0).
- The Heat are currently at (0-6-2) on the season – eighth in the Pacific Division. With a sweep this weekend the Heat could be in sixth, the final playoff spot.
Home at last
- After playing six of eight matches on the road this season the Heat only have one match left away from the Nonis Turf, this Saturday, a short 2-hour bus ride to Kamloops, five of the final six matches for this team will be played in their home park.
- After hosting TRU on Thursday the Heat host Calgary – Lethbridge (Oct. 14-15) and MacEwan – UNBC (Oct. 21-22).
- Third year Ally Ferronato scored the lone goal that UBCO scored last weekend. The third year Science student from Calgary took the penalty kick for the Heat and went top right corner on the UFV keeper. The PK was awarded after a Cascade player handed the ball in the box, this is Ferronato's first of the season and third in her career, scoring one every year of her career.
- The women's soccer go around of the Kelowna Kamloops derby will also be the first installment of the Presidents' Cup competition between the schools. The Cup is handed out at the end of every season for the cumulative best school in head-to-head results– in each gender- of Canada West competition.
- Last season UBC Okanagan won the Cup on the women's side and TRU took the men's Cup. Full History
Overall Head to Head (UBCO v TRU) (5W-7L-8T)
- Last season the Heat won both matches versus the 'Pack. 2-0 in Kamloops and 2-1 in Kelowna. This history between these squads is extensive dating back into their days in the CCAA. Prior to last season's sweep the Heat hadn't claimed a win against the WolfPack since October of 2014.
Scouting the WolfPack
- TRU at (1-7-0), like the Heat, are near the bottom of the table and will look to use these matches as a springboard back into contention, or as a look at new faces for the upcoming season.
- The 'Pack have yet to generate very much offense and have scored just three goals on the year. After being shutout four straight times the 'Pack have not found the back of the net since their 1-0 over Regina on September 17.
- In those four matches TRU has allowed 6, 4, 3, 5 goals and have allowed 31 goals in eight matches.