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Sep 2014 11

Historic Heat Soccer Game

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Photo courtesy of Greystoke Photography
Story and stats courtesy of Cary Mellon – UBCO Heat

HEAT Men (2-3-2, 1-1-0 Canada West)
CW Preseason Coaches’ Poll Ranking: 13th overall, 6th in Pacific
2013-14 CW Tournament Placing: N/A
2013-14 CIS Tournament Placing: N/A
2013-14 Conference Record: N/A
Last CW Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A

This Weekend: The 1-1-0 UBC Okanagan Heat secured their first ever win in the CIS last weekend, a trend that head coach Dante Zanatta will hope to continue. This weekend, the action features home games against the 0-2-0 Fraser Valley Cascades and the 1-1-0 Trinity Western Spartans.

Last Weekend: After much anticipation leading up to its debut season in the Canada West Conference, the Heat were able to split a pair of games last weekend against the UNBC Timberwolves; a 2-0 victory on Sat Sep 6 and to a 2-1 defeat on Sun Sep 7. Saturday recap | Sunday recap.

Friday night matchup: The Fraser Valley Cascades had a tough start to the season with two losses last weekend. In a low scoring affair, the Cascades fell 1-0 to the Trinity Western Spartans on Fri Sep 5, and again lost 1-0 against the UBC Thunderbirds on Sun Sep 7.

Saturday night matchup: The Trinity Western Spartans were able to split their opening weekend with a 1-0 victory over the Cascades on Sep 5 and a close 3-2 loss versus the University of Victoria Vikes on Sep 6.

Gametimes: Both matches will take place in Kelowna at the Nonis Sports Field on the UBC Okanagan campus. On Friday, Sep 12, the game takes place at 7 p.m. versus the Fraser Valley Cascades and on Saturday, Sep 13, the game against the Trinity Western Spartans also begins at 7 p.m.

Leadership in the net: Second year keeper Chris Cuthill has risen to the challenge of the Canada West season, after two games on the road in Prince George he now is third in save percentage (.889), and third in goals against average (1.00 GAA)

Tops in History: Austin Jones could set the mark for career goals scored at UBC Okanagan, with his goal in Prince George he now has 16, with one goal he will pull even with school leader Thomas Simkins (2005-2012), and with two goals he will be the top sniper at the institution.

HEAT Women (2-3-2, 0-0-2 Canada West)  
CW Preseason Coaches’ Poll Ranking: 13th overall, 6th in Pacific
2013-14 CW Tournament Placing: N/A
2013-14 CIS Tournament Placing: N/A
2013-14 Conference Record: N/A
Last CW Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A
Note: PACWEST Bronze medal in 2013-14

This Weekend: After notching 2 points against the UNBC Timberwolves in a strong opening weekend in the Canada West, the 0-0-2 UBC Okanagan Heat will host two tenacious opponents this weekend (Sep 12-13): the 1-1-0 Fraser Valley Cascades and the 1-0-1 back-to-back CIS champion Trinity Western Spartans.

Last Weekend: In their inaugural weekend competing in the CIS (Canadian University Sport), UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer fought hard to achieve two draws in Prince George against UNBC on Sep 6 & 7, 0-0 and 1-1, respectively. Saturday recap | Sunday recap.

Friday night matchup: The Fraser Valley Cascades scared the reigning CIS champion Trinity Western Spartans in their season opener on Sep 5, losing 2-1. The Cascades rallied to pick up their first win of the season against the UBC Thunderbirds, beating them 1-0 in Abbotsford on Sep 7.

Saturday night matchup: As for the growing dynasty from Langley, the CIS number 2-ranked Trinity Western Spartans drew a 1-1 tie with the University of Victoria Vikes in Victoria on Sep 6, after their victory over the Cascades on Sep 5. The Spartans are attempting a CIS three-peat this season, a feat that no other women’s soccer team in the CIS has ever achieved.

Gametimes: Both games will be played at the Nonis Sports Field in Kelowna. On Friday, Sep 12, the match against the Fraser Valley Cascades will begin at 5 p.m., and on Saturday, Sep 13, the ball is kicked off with the Trinity Western Spartans at 5 p.m.

Leadership in the net: Fifth year keeper Christine Tallon opened up her Canada West career at UBC Okanagan with a shutout, after this past weekend Christine has 13 shutouts in her 21 starts as keeper for the Heat in her two years at UBC Okanagan. She played for Alberta from 2010-12.

Historic Goal; name to remember for trivia: Scoring the the first ever CIS goal for UBC Okanagan was fourth year defender Hayley Carlson.


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