Forward Luke Warkentin scored twice Saturday in the Heat's 3-0 win over Fraser Valley in Canada West soccer.

Heat keeps pace in Canada West soccer

UBC Okanagan earns win and tie to remain in playoff hunt

The UBC Okanagan Heat enjoyed its best weekend of the 2015 Canada West season, earning four points over two games in men’s soccer action.

On Friday, the Heat knocked off the previously unbeaten Fraser Valley Cascades 3-0 in Abbotsford.

Forward Luke Warkentin notched two goals in the first half and midfielder Enzo Paal added one more after the break to secure the victory for UBC Okanagan, as the Heat posted its first clean sheet of the season.

On Saturday in Langley, despite being outshot 19-1, UBCO earned a 1-1 draw with the Trinity Western Spartans.

Trinity Western’s Elijah Adekugbe scored the Spartans lone goal late in the second half to salvage the tie after the Heat’s second-year forward, Cole Kingzett had opened the scoring earlier in the half with UBCO’s only shot of the game.

Tait Cuthill, making his eight straight start in net for UBC Okanagan was busy all night, turning away four of the five shots on goal by the Spartans. With the four-point weekend, the Heat remains in fifth place in the conference at 2-4-2.

The Heat returns to action next weekend,as they play a home-and-home series with interior rival Thompson Rivers.

Friday night’s game will be at Nonis Field in Kelowna, with Saturday’s going in Kamloops.

The WolfPack (sixth in the conference) will both be making a final push for the playoffs in the heated rivalry.

 

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