KAMLOOPS, B.C.— Yvonne Manwaring scored a second-half goal in her hometown of Kamloops for the Heat women's soccer team on Saturday afternoon.
Her first career Canada West marker pulled UBCO even with the Thompson Rivers University as they played to a 1-1 draw on the Warner Rentals Court at Hillside Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, the teams exchanged goals in the second half. TRU was threatening to get the winning goal as time ran out but the Heat backline held strong.
TRU's Chantal Gammie and UBCO's Yvonne Manwaring were the respective goal scorers. Thompson Rivers moves to 2-6-4 while UBCO is 1-10-1.
The WolfPack controlled the first 16 minutes as they peppered UBCO second-year keeper from North Vancouver, Emma Terrillion. She was injured following a scramble off a TRU corner kick and was replaced by Iona Lawson. After the change, it was the Heat who started to take momentum. The Pack had 10 shots in the first half compared to only one for UBCO. That one shot though was on goal and turned away by TRU keeper Danielle Robertson.
Thompson Rivers got on the board at 48:57 as fifth-year Taylor Miller made the play to spring Chantal Gammie, in her final career home match, by sending the ball deep into the left side of the UBCO end where Gammie received it and shot a low ball which skirted the post and went in. It was Gammie's second goal of the year.
The equalizer for UBCO happened in the 76th minute as Kamloops product Yvonne Manwaring got a through ball from Erica Lampert and ran free on the breakaway. She went high left side on Robertson for her first-ever Canada West goal.
The WolfPack outshot UBCO 17-5 with seven shots in the second half compared to four for the Heat. Pack had four shots in the second half to wind up with seven in the match compared to five shots for UBCO (four of them in the second 45 minutes). TRU had eight corner kicks (three in the second half) to UBCO's four second-half corners.
The draw will keep TRU in the lead on the women's side of the Cup competition. For soccer, on the women's side is scored one win for TRU and one draw, for both sides.
With the draw, the Heat have been eliminated from the postseason and will close out the Canada West regular season next Friday and Saturday (Oct 18-19) at UFV and Trinity Western respectively.
The WolfPack will meet those same two teams starting with UFV on Saturday, with a playoff spot still possible for TRU.
All of the above games can be seen on a pay per view basis on Canada West TV presented by Co-op
⚽️ WSOC | FINAL— UBCO Heat (@UBCOHeat) October 12, 2019
The @UBCOHeat earn a 1⃣-1⃣draw in Kamloops against @GoTRUWolfPack thanks in large part to Yvonne Manwaring's first career @CanadaWest goal. A sweet left-foot finish. ����
The draw will also count towards the Women's Presidents' Cup competition for this year. pic.twitter.com/mD8SXDPFX3
~ With notes from Larry Read, TRU