Graduating players from the Heat men's soccer team: Manny Straith

Heat soccer teams out of playoff picture

UBCO men finish season with loss to UBC, women drop two games at home

  • Mon Oct 19th, 2015 12:00pm
  • Sports

A playoff berth for the second straight season wasn’t to be for the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s soccer team.

The Heat closed out its 2015 Canada West schedule on the weekend with a tie and a loss at home to finish at 3-5-4 and in fifth place the Pacific Division.

The top four teams will make the postseason.

On Sunday, the Heat’s fate was officially sealed in a 6-0 loss to the No. 2-ranked UBC Thunderbirds at Nonis Field in Kelowna.

Sean Einarsson scored two goals and added an assist in the first half to lead the T’Birds attack.

The Heat, which has a bye for the final weekend, bid farewell to five graduating players with the program on Sunday—Harrison Shrimpton, Brandon McCallum, Logan Ellis, Manny Straith and Jorden Leib.

On Saturday, the Heat played to a 0-0 draw with the Victoria Vikes.

Tate Cuthill made seven stops in the Heat goal for the shutout.

Heat women

Like the men, the UBC Okanagan women have officially been eliminated from the playoff picture in Canada West.

The Heat (1-7-4) failed to score a goal in a pair of home-pitch defeats on the weekend.

On Saturday, Edmonton’s Grant MacEwan scored three times in the opening half en route to a 4-0 win over UBCO.

On Sunday at Nonis Field, the Mount Royal Cougars blanked the Heat 3-0.

The Heat will close out its season this coming weekend with two games at home.

UNBC will visit Kelowna Saturday for a noon start time against the Heat.

On Sunday, UBCO will wrap up the season against the Alberta Pandas.