Heat split at UNBC, get set for two with Wolfpack

UBC Okanagan men continue to hold down third place in the Pacific Division of Canada West soccer

UBCO's Corbin Beauchemin (left) battles UNBC's Jonah Smith in Canada West soccer action Saturday in Prince George.

Dante Zanatta’s UBC Okanagan Heat will be in Kamloops on Thursday to kick off a home-and-home set against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack in Canada West men’s soccer action.

The teams will meet again Saturday afternoon at Nonis Field in Kelowna for a 3 p.m.  start.

With the Heat (4-4-2) currently in third place in the Pacific Division and the ‘Pack (3-6-1) in fifth, it’s a key set of games for both sides.

The Heat are coming off a split of games in Prince George with UNBC.

On Saturday, the Heat prevailed with 2-0 victory over the Timberwolves. Freshmen Spencer Young, in the 18th minute, and Corbin Beauchemin, in the 62nd, tallied for the Heat.

The Heat defence did not allow a shot on goal in the match, allowing keeper Mitch McCaw to go a full 90 minutes without having to make a save for his third clean sheet of the season.

On Sunday, the ‘Wolves returned the favour with a 3-0 victory over UBCO.

All of UNBC’s goals came in the first half.

Heat women

The UBC Okanagan women showed flashes but couldn’t manufacture any points in two road games in Canada West soccer.

On Friday in Vancouver, the Heat fell 2-0 to the UBC Thunderbirds.

On Saturday in Victoria, the UVic Vikes downed the Heat 3-1.

Maddy Laranjo opened the scoring for the Heat in the 18th minute before the Vikes responded with thrwee unanswered tallies.

The Heat were tenacious in trying to even the contest, as third-year Courtney Hemmerling had a number of chances to score, forcing Vikes keeper Meaghan Storie to make five saves.

Although Hemmerling was unable to score in either match,  she now has 28 shots so far this season, placing her fifth in the Canada West.

The Heat (2-6) will play a home-and-home this week against the TRU Wolfpack, beginning Thursday evening at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops. The teams will meet again on Saturday, 1 p.m. at Nonis Field.


Just Posted

Wintry weather to roll into Southern Interior

The Southern Interior is expected to get a snowstorm followed by freezing temperatures.

Tim Hortons delivers smiles for YMCA Kids

$29,000 raised through sale of cookies with proceeds to struggling kids and families in the Okanagan

Community Leader Awards: Anja Dumas

The Kelowna Capital News puts the spotlight on community leaders with annual awards

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Blowing snow, slippery sections on Okanagan Connector

Compact snow, poor visibility on Highway 97 from Pennask Summitt to Brenda Mines.

Santa’s helpers take treats to an Okanagan retirement home

Santa’s Little Helpers surprised an Okanagan retirement home with chocolates, flowers and cupcakes.

Amtrak derails over the I-5 in Washington Stage

Injuries and casualties reported, according to sheriff

Rib Fest smashes fundraising goal

Annual Kelowna event goes through the roof with fundraising efforts

Mental effects of wildfire still linger in Fort McMurray

‘Resilient, but tired:’ Mental effects of wildfire lingering in Fort McMurray

Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

Calgary Flames thump Vancouver Canucks 6-1

Mark Giordano, Sam Bennett lead the way as Flames thump Canucks 6-1

Cyclist struck in morning crash

RCMP are on scene of an accident this morning Highway 97 and 27th Street

Former Penticton Pinnacles Football coach sues club

Ezra Cremers is suing the Pinnacles Football Club for wrongful dismissal and breach of contract

Homicide detectives now probing billionaire couple’s death

Police release cause of death of Barry and Honey Sherman as “ligature neck compression”

Most Read