The University of British Columbia

PREVIEW: Dinos and Pronghorns in Kelowna this weekend

PREVIEW: Dinos and Pronghorns in Kelowna this weekend

What you need to know


  • The UBC Okanagan women's soccer team have played seven matches on the road and only three at home, they now will close the season with four straight home matches.
  • The two contests on their home turf this weekend are versus a pair teams in the middle of the Prairie Division playoff hunt, the Calgary Dinos (4-3-3) and the Lethbridge Pronghorns (4-5-1).
  • On Saturday the Heat host the U of C and will kick-off at 3 p.m. On Sunday the match against Lethbridge will get underway at 1 p.m. Both matches will be played on the Nonis Sports Field.

GAME TIMES (PST)

SATURDAY, OCT 14th, 2017
3 PM PDT | Soccer (W) (0-8-2) vs. the Calgary Dinos (4-3-3)
Webcast | Live Stats | Tickets - Free admission

SUNDAY, OCT 15th, 2017: 
1 PM PDT | Soccer (W) vs. the Lethbridge Pronghorns (4-5-1)
Webcast | Live Stats | Tickets - Free admission

Both Canada West conference matches matches to be played at the Nonis Field at UBC Okanagan.


Recent results

- The Heat are still looking to get into the win column this season, they are (0-8-2) with their draws against UFV and Regina. 

- Last week in the home-and-home series with the Thompson Rivers WolfPack resulted in a pair of (1-0) losses. The Thursday night match was initially a draw but changed to a loss due to a playing regulation violation.

- If UBC Okanagan are able top score they have a chance for a result, in their two draws they have scored three goals, and in their eight losses they have been shutout seven times.

Player to watch

- UBC Okanagan will look to fourth year Susan Traynor to apply pressure in the offensive zone for UBC Okanagan. The dynamic threat and head of th UBCO attack leads the team in goals (2), shooting percentage (.250), and third in shots (8) and shots on goal percentage (.875).

Team stats

Although in the bottom of most statistical categories in Canada West the team is tenth in shot on goal percentage (.517)  and in saves (37).  

Scouting the Dinos

- With a (4-3-3) record the Dinos are in third place in their conference and have a single point edge on fourth place - top three spots host the first round match.

- In an Alberta battle the Dinos and Lethbridge played their home-and-home with the home team holding serve for a one win and one loss weekend. The Dinos have home victories against Winnipeg (2-0) and Trinity Western (3-0), and on the road at Regina (4-0). Draws against Manitoba (0-0), at Saskatchewan (1-1), and at Mount Royal (0-0).

- Goalkeeper Lauren Houghton has played all 900 minutes in goal for Calgary and has made 43 saves on the season. 

- Forward #20 Madison Fritze is the team leader and is fifth in the conference with five goals and has gotten 31 shots off this season - sixth in the conference.

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

- Last season was the first ever contest between these squads. In Calgary the Heat fell (6-2).

Scouting the Pronghorns

- The 'Horns are (4-5-1) with 13 points and are in fifth place in a division where the top six teams make the post season.  

- This past weekend they lost on the road to Calgary (1-0) and then beat the Dinos (2-1) at home in the travel partner matchup between the schools.

- The 'Horns have played five at home and five on the road this season but have only scored four goals away from Lethbridge where they are just (1-3-1).

- Looking at similar opponents as UBC Okanagan the Pronghorns beat UFV (5-0) and at Regina (2-1), lost to Trinity (2-0) and at Saskatchewan (2-1). UBCO against those same teams all on the road: UFV (T, 1-1), TWU (L, 4-0), SSK (L, 5-0), REG (T, 2-2).

- For Lethbridge Kayla Blacquiere has two goals and two assists, the forward is capable of scoring as well as creating chances, her multifacetd game will be a key for the Heat to stop.

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

In their only conference regular season competition the Heat prevailed 2-1 in Lethbridge last September in the season opener. 

Lethbridge traveled here this August and the preseason tilt ended scoreless.