KELOWNA, B.C. - The UBCO women's soccer team was unable to find the equalizer to the UBC Thunderbirds' second half goal as they lose (1-0) on Saturday night.
For the fourth game in a row at home, the Heat and their opponents were tied at halftime, and a second half goal would lead to a (1-0) win. Alyssa Hunt's 49th minute goal would be the deciding marker in the low scoring game at Nonis Sports Field.
The loss brings UBCO to (1-9-0) on the season while UBC improves to (6-1-3).
In a scoreless first half, strong defensive efforts from both sides kept the game square at zeros.
The T-Birds broke the game open in the 49th minute. Emma Peckinpaugh played the ball inside to Hunt who then split the defense and found the right side of the net, giving UBC the lead.
UBCO looked to bounce back with a great chance only minutes later. Maddy Laranjo stole the ball and moved it to Catriona McFadden, who found a streaking Jessica Ambrosio. However, the shot attempt off the foot of Ambrosio would sail over the net.
The Heat's chances continued, including a shot from the top of the box from Jillian Hunt that carried over the net and an attempt off the rush from Ambrosio which UBC keeper Emily Moore would swallow up.
Moore recorded her fifth clean sheet of the year in the win.
The Heat continue their homestand against their divisional rival TRU on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
The Thunderbirds will return home to face off against the Victoria Vikes on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.
All games can be watched live on Canada West tv presented by Co-op.
~ Brandon Smith, Heat Sports Information