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PREVIEW: Season ends on the road for Heat women

PREVIEW: Season ends on the road for Heat women

What you need to know


  • The Heat end their season on the road with a pair of tough matchups in the Lower Mainland. 
  • Friday night UBCO will take on the No. 2 ranked Trinity Western Spartans. 
  • On Saturday night in Abbotsford, the Heat will go head to head against the Fraser Valley Cascades for their last match of 2019.

GAME TIMES (PT) 

FRIDAY, OCT 18th 

Soccer (W) | Canada West conference match
5 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat at the #2 Trinity Western Spartans | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information  | @ Chase Office Field, Langley, BC

SATURDAY, OCT 19th 

Soccer (W) | Canada West conference match
7 PM |
 UBC Okanagan Heat at the Fraser Valley Cascades | Webcast | Live Stats
Ticket Information - Free Admission | @ MRC Sports Complex, Abbotsford, BC  


Last weekend:

  • The Heat lost their first of two matches against TRU (2-0) at home on Thursday, on Graduating Players Night.
  • On the road on Saturday afternoon, the Heat were able to pull a draw (1-1) in Kamloops off of Yvonne Manwaring's first career goal. 

Last two games of the season:

  • With only one win on the season, UBCO will look to finish the season on a strong note, and building upon their first draw of the season on Saturday.
  • Through 12 games the team is second in Canada West in SOG percentage with over 60% of their shots hitting the target.

Players to watch:

  • Rookie Yvonne Manwaring's goal last weekend was the first of her career and the only the second goal for the Heat this season.
  • Erica Lampert, the third-year midfielder, recorded her first point of the season, an assist, a beautiful through ball that sprung Manwaring for her goal. She has started all 12 games for the Heat and is third on the team in shot attempts.

 

Scouting Trinity Western

Playoff positioning:

  • The Spartans are sitting in second place in the Pacific Division and their strong play has landed them the number two ranking for all of U SPORTS.
  • With a (10-1-1) record they currently sit only one point behind the Calgary Dinos (10-0-2) for tops in Canada West.
  • With a spot in the playoffs already locked in, they look to improve their standing over the final weekend of Canada West play.

Players to watch:

  • The midfield duo of Jenaya Robertson and Rachel Hutchinson have torn up the field this season for the Spartans.
  • Robertson leads Canada West in goals (10) and points (14), she is also tied for fifth in assists (4)
  • Hutchinson sits in fifth in goals (6), tied for first in assists (7) and is behind only Roberston in points (13).

Head to head with the Spartans: (0W - 6L - 1T)

  • The Heat have yet to record a win against the powerful Spartans in their Canada West history.
  • Last season, the Heat fell (3-0) at home against Trinity Western.

 

Scouting UFV

Hanging on to postseason dreams:

  • The Cascades are sitting inside the playoffs in the sixth spot in the Pacific division and will need strong performances, in the final weekend of play, to stay ahead of TRU who are in seventh.
  • Before playing UBCO on Saturday, the Cascades play their most critical match this season when they host the WolfPack.
  • A loss against TRU will see them fall out of the playoffs with only one game left, while a win secures a spot in the post-season.

Players to watch:

  • Brittney Zacharuk has led the offensive attack for the Cascades, she is tied for the team lead in goals (4) and leading the team in assists (3), shots (37) and SOG (20). She has started all 12 games this season.
  • Tied with Zacharuk in goals, is forward Katie Lampen. Her four goals in her rookie year have made her a threat all season, and the first-year is second on her team in points (6).

Head to head with the Spartans: (0W - 5L - 1T)

  • The Heat fell at home to the Cascades last season on the wrong end of a (3-1) score.