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RECAP: Heat drop 5-0 decision to visiting Griffins

RECAP: Heat drop 5-0 decision to visiting Griffins

KELOWNA, B.C. - The MacEwan Griffins struck early and often as the Heat's strong second-half of play was not nearly enough to overcome the five-goal deficit they found themselves in after the first half. 

The Saturday night women's soccer contest ended with a final score of (5-0) as UBC Okanagan dropped their second home match of the season.  

The visiting MacEwan Griffins move to (3-0-1) after winning both road contests this weekend. Still looking for that elusive first victory, the Heat see their record fall to (0-4-0) early in the season.

UBCO will get a chance to earn that first win next weekend when they make their way to Winnipeg to take on the Wesmen, on Friday, September 20 at 5 p.m. PDT.

MacEwan will head home looking to keep their winning streak alive. They will host the UFV Cascades on Saturday, September 21.

Sunder West scored twice to lead the Griffins attack on Saturday night. She added two assists for the four-point night. West finished with 12 shots on net, and she scored the first and last goal for GMU in Kelowna. 

Suekianna Choucair, Meagan Lemoine, and Kaylin Hermanutz were the other three Griffins goal scorers. 

The Griffins struck paydirt early off the foot of Sunder West who recorded her first Canada West goal. She broke through the Heat backline and chipped a ball over an outstretched Emma Terrillon.

MacEwan extended their lead to two when Suekiana Choucair got loose and found the top corner. 

Just over a minute later Meagan Lemoine pushed the lead to three. West played a ball into the box and Lemoine finished the play for her second of the season.

In the 26th minute, Kaylin Hermanutz recorded the Griffins fourth goal of the game, beating Terrillon high.

West found the back of the net for her second goal and fourth point of the game when she found herself, once again, in behind the Heat backline, and finished cleanly.

The Heat's best chance of the first half came in the 41st minute. Allison Candelario pushed the pace up the field. The ball made its way to Jilian Hunt who placed a shot for the bottom left corner but Griffins' keeper Emily Burns was equal to the challenge.

UBCO steadied their game coming into the second half with some great chances early. Erica Lampert had two scoring chances inside the box but was unable to get one past Burns. Jessica Ambrosio took a pass from Hunt and attempted to tuck a shot under the bar but was stuffed by Burns.

Late in the game, Hunt worked her way down the field and though MacEwan's defenses. Her attempt to get the Heat on the board would get past Burns but slide just wide left.

Heat goalkeeper Terrillon made a career-high 10 saves in Saturday's match.

All upcoming action can be watched live on Canada West tv presented by Co-op.

~ Brandon Smith, Heat Sports Information