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PREVIEW: Big weekend for the Heat women's soccer team

PREVIEW: Big weekend for the Heat women's soccer team

What you need to know

  • UBCO will continue their regular season with a home-and-home matchup against the TRU Wolfpack. Matches are this Thursday in Kelowna, and on Saturday in Kamloops.
  • The home match on Thursday night will be the final Canada West soccer match in Kelowna and as is tradition, the final match will once again be the Graduating Players Night. 
  • UBCO (1-9-0) enters the weekend in eighth in the Pacific Division while TRU (1-6-3) sits in seventhWith two wins this weekend the Heat would pass TRU in the standings. Top six teams advance to the postseason. 
  • This weekend will kick-off the Presidents' Cup year-long competition between the two Interior of B.C. schools.



Soccer (W) | Canada West conference match - Graduating Players Night
5:30 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat (1-9-0) vs the Thompson Rivers WolfPack (1-6-3) | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information - Free Admission | @ Nonis Field, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, BC.


Soccer (W) | Canada West conference match
12:00 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat at the Thompson Rivers WolfPack | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ Warner Rentals Field at Hillside Stadium, Kamloops, BC.

Last weekend:

  • The Heat saw their 3rd and 4th straight (1-0) score but ended up on the losing side both on Friday against UVic and Saturday versus UBC

Not out of it yet:

  • UBCO (1-9-0) enters the weekend in eighth in the Pacific Division while TRU (1-6-3) sits in seventh.
  • This weekend will go a long way in determining whether or not the Heat have a chance to return to the postseason.
  • With four games remaining the Heat sit eight points back of the final playoff spot which is currently held by UFV.

Players to watch:

  • On the backline, Anastazia Ziros and Lauryn Padmoroff have been neutralizing the opponents offensive attack effectively of late.
  • Jessica Ambrosio has started all 10 games for the Heat this year, averaging a team-high 1.6 shots on net.

Presidents' Cup:

  • This will mark the first event in the women's competition for the Presidents' Cup for the 2019-20 season.
  • The Presidents' Cup is a competition between UBC Okanagan and TRU that has been going on since 1993. These two Interior of B.C. rivals compete year-long in a multitude of sports, and the intense geographic rivals have put hardware on the line to highlight the season's accomplishments.    
  • To learn about the history, more information on what is at stake and a complete scoring matrix click here.

Graduating Players:

  • Just two players will wrap up their home career for the Heat women's soccer team this fall.
  • Playing a full five seasons, midfielder Madelyn Ellis, the Calgary product from William Aberhart High will graduate this spring with her Bachelor of Science degree from UBC. 
  • A training camp injury robbed Kylee Walker of her final season, but the forward from Delta, B.C. still had many exciting moments in her career and will graduate in the spring with her Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC. 


Scouting Thompson Rivers  

Playoff positioning:

  • The WolfPack currently sit in the seventh spot in the Pacific Division only five points behind UFV, with the top six teams qualifying for the postseason based on points.
  • They have two games against the last place Heat while UFV takes on the second-place team in all of Canada West, in Trinity Western, twice this weekend. 

Players to watch:

  • A Camryn Curts has been leading the way with a team-leading two goals and three points.
  • In net, Danielle Robertson has started nine out of ten games and is rocking a 1.67 GAA to boot.

Head to head with the WolfPack: (5W - 10L - 9T)

  • This history between these squads is extensive dating back into their days in the CCAA.
  • The Heat would pull a draw (0-0) and a loss (0-1) last season against the Kamloops squad.