Kelowna B.C. – After Erica Lampert scored early in the second half to break the scoreless drought, the Heat responded with two more goals as they tripled up the visiting Winnipeg Wesmen for the (3-1) Sunday win.
The final home game for the UBC Okanagan women's soccer team started with a ceremony for the graduating players on Nonis Field.
The three second half goals for UBCO were scored by three different players, all scoring their first on the year, as Erica Lampert opened the scoring with Ally Ferronato converting a PK, and then Maddy Ellis slipping by two defenders for final score on the day.
The Wesmen's goal was an own goal, as it was hit in by a Heat defender.
The win is their first since Sept. 15, and the first in the career of UBCO first year keeper Emma Terrillon, with that the Heat record improves to (3-7-2), with a single point edge in the playoff race.
The Wesmen fall to (0-8-2) on the season and are needing to win out and have some help with losses by Lethbridge, Regina and Saskatchewan in the final weekend.
For UBC Okanagan they need to at least earn a point in their final two matches of the season to stay ahead of TRU and UNBC.
Much is to be decided for both teams heading into the final weekend of play.
Next weekend, the Heat are playing their last two remaining games of the season with a gruelling road trip that has them in Edmonton on Friday against MacEwan, with a 5 p.m. PT start.
UBCO will then fly to Prince George on Saturday and play UNBC at noon on Sunday for the final match of the Canada West season.
The Winnipeg Wesmen are playing their two remaining games at home on Friday against the Regina Cougars, and on Saturday against the Saskatchewan Huskies.
The Heat Goals:
Interview with Ally Ferronato post-match:
- Lindsey signed with the Heat out of Edmonton's Harry Ainley High School in 2015 after putting together a solid youth soccer career mostly with Scottish United and the Alberta provincial training program.
- Lindsey will depart UBCO this spring with her degree in Human Kinetics and has also studied abroad, with a semester at the University of Edinburgh.
- Lindsey was that rare recruit that stepped into a starting role in her first year, starting 13 of her freshmen's season 14 matches.
- With three matches left to play in her Canada West regular season conference career Lindsey has featured in 50 career games so far for the Heat, with 43 of those coming as starts.
- The central defender would score her first career goal this season in the season-opener against UNBC on home turf.
- Coach Craig Smith and Carli Tingstad's thoughts:
- Throughout Lindsey's time she has grown into an incredible young women who is consistently striving to be the best she can be in every aspect of her life.
- Along with being one of our captains this year she maintains a high GPA and plays a major role in our defensive systems on the pitch.
- Always quick witted and brutally honest Lindsey is still the only person we have met who cannot seem to get a tan while living in Kelowna in the month of August.
Emma Berwick #8
- Emma transferred to the Heat after a year playing in Montreal at Concordia University, and has played her third and fourth years here. Berwick was familiar with
- Originally from Langley and the Langley Fundamental Soccer Club, Emma will graduate this spring with her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography.
- In her two seasons Emma has been featured in 12 matches with a start in the home opener against UNBC.
- Playing at Quest before going to Concordia Emma was familiar with coach Craig Smith from the Squamish school.
- The coaches had this to say about their forward:
- We are delighted that Emma decided to finish both her athletic and academic career here at UBCO.
- She is a dynamic and versatile player who can play a number of positions.
- Off the pitch Emma brings good humour and a warm smile to the dressing room.
Jasmine Cooper #19
- A multi-sport athlete out of Gulf Islands Secondary from Salt Spring Island, Jasmine was MVP for 4 sports in high school.
- A familiar site working the right sideline all season long, Jasmine (Jazzy) has logged time in 44 matches in her five years with the Heat.
- In her fifth and final season Jazzy has career highs in starts, with 10, and points, with 2, but the whip like fast forward is still looking for that magical first goal.
- Like Berthelsen Jazzy spent a semester studying and found herself at the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia and will graduate with her degree in Human Kinetics.
- Coach Craig Smith and Carli Tingstad's thoughts:
- Absolutely fantastic year for jazzy to finish off her UBCO career.
- She has an incredible work ethic and drive and she would do anything to help out her teammates.
- She lives her life with honesty, humour and integrity which allows her to be successful both in the classroom and on the soccer pitch.
- When Jas is not in classroom or at training you can often find her filling her stomach by eating the hedges around campus.
Ally Ferronato #16
- From Calgary, Ally Ferronato, the Robert Thirsk High School grad of 2015, will complete her degree in Human Kinetics this spring.
- The Foothills FC product has been paired with Berthelsen on the UBCO backline since both of their arrival's in 2015-16. Ally has 46 matches played and 44 career starts, the big left leg of Ally has produced four career goals for the Heat and three assists.
- Ally scored her first career U SPORTS goal in Abbotsford on September 19, 2015.
- A standout in the classroom as well as on the pitch, Ally has earned a U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian award for both her sophomore and Junior seasons with UBCO.
- Coach Smith and Tingstad's thoughts:
- Not only does Ally excel on the pitch, she consistently achieves high academics while also balancing the role of being one of our captains this year.
- Ally has an extremely hard work ethic and goes about her life, academics and athletics with consistency and professionalism.
- Although Ally comes across quiet and shy, once you really get to know her she brings her great sense of humour, honesty and sarcastic wit to the group.
- Ally is so honest that when she shows up with a curl in her hair she is quick to let you know that she was not the only one out the night before.