LANGLEY, B.C. - Five goals in a 16-minute span in the first half would do in the UBCO Heat as they fell 8-0 to the No. 2 ranked Trinity Western Spartans on Friday night at Chase Office Field.
With the loss, the Heat fall to (1-11-1) on their Canada West campaign with the Spartans improve to (11-1-1). Trinity Western now sits alone atop the Pacific Division standings with the now seond place Calgary Dinos fighting the UBC Thunderbirds to a (0-0) draw on Friday night in Vancouver.
Fifth-year midfielder Jenaya Robertson and fourth-year forward Nicole Bolder tallied two goals each on Friday night while Rachel Hutchinson, Katheryn Harvey, Kristen Sakaki and Gabi Short all found the scoresheet as well.
Freshman Catriona McFadden was forced into goalkeeping duties in the 72nd minute as Iona Lawson was forced off to do an injury. This marked McFadden's first-ever appearance in net for the rookie from Calgary.
The stat sheet was all Spartans on the night as they outshot the Heat 22-1, along with a 15-1 edge in terms of shots on target.
TWU's six goals in the first half tie the Canada West record for the seventh most goals in a half, with the record currently held by UBC with nine
The Spartans (11-1-1) will finish up Canada West conference play Saturday night when they will host the Thompson Rivers WolfPack (2-7-4), while the Heat will head to Abbotsford to play the UFV Cascades (3-5-5). Both matches can be seen live on CanadaWest.TV.
~ Oliver Rizun, Heat Sports Information, with notes from Scott Stewart, Trinity Western Athletics