The UBC Okanagan Heat managed one point against two of the top teams in the country, but couldn’t be blamed for feeling like maybe they deserved a little better fate in Canada West soccer action.
After playing to a draw at the University of Victoria Friday, a late goal the following night deprived the Heat of another point against the UBC Thunderbirds.
On Saturday, the T’Birds scored in the dying seconds of play to pull out a 2-1 victory over UBCO.
Kerman Pannu retrieved a rebound from Tate Cuthill in stoppage time, then slotted it home for the game winner.
Luke Warkentin scored the lone goal for the Heat against the No. 4 ranked Thunderbirds in the 51st minute.
On Friday, the Heat showed some resilience against the Vikes, battling back from a two-goal deficit for a 2-2 tie.
Brandon McCallum got the Heat on the board with the first goal of his four-year career late in the first half.
In the 66th minute, UBCO was awarded with a penalty kick and Enzo Paal made no mistake to even the count for the Heat.
Saturday’s loss, however, didn’t cost UBC Okanagan a position in the standings, as the Heat remains in fifth place, two points behind Trinity Western with a (1-3-1) record.
The Heat will go back on the road next weekend, first facing the UFV Cascades at Exhibition Field in Chilliwack at 4 p.m.
On Saturday UBC Okanagan will journey to Langley to play Trinity Western at 7:15 p.m. at Rogers Park.