The Heat was defeated Friday night by the TRU WolfPack. - Credit: Andrew Snuchins

The Heat fall with second half lapse

Kamloops took out Kelowna Friday night in the men’s soccer match

The match was even between Thompson Rivers and UBC Okanagan for nearly an hour in Kamloops before two quick goals put the WolfPack in the driver’s seat on the Friday night Canada West men’s soccer match.

The Heat fell (4-0) to the home team as their hosts were able to score two insurance goals in the last seven minutes of the match to send UBCO to their first loss on the season.

READ MORE: Reitsma, Warkentin lead Heat to first win of the season

“The best team won. Full credit to TRU they put the ball in the back of the net. We played OK in the first half. In the second half, we came out and us having to play on Tuesday and not having this game changed affected us. We dealt with the situation. But at the end of the day, we couldn’t overcome it. When you lose 4-bagel, you don’t see much that’s positive. It is a learning process. We will see how we do on Sunday,” said head coach Dante Zanatta.

Looking for his second goal of the year Corbin Beauchemin opened the match early with a long shot that sailed well over his mark as one of the few chances the Heat had to take a crack at the TRU goal.

Taylor Piche, from nearly the same spot the Beauchemin had at the goal, drilled a worm burner that forced Alex Ram, in goal for TRU on the night, to go to his knees to secure.

UBCO had one other solid chance to score in the first but Owen Spiker didn’t get his head on the ball before Ram was able to punch it away.

The ‘Pack, after being shutout in their first match despite outshooting their opponents, looked to be on the same path on Friday as they held the ball for much of the first half with six shots on goal and eight corners. All that action was turned aside by Heat goalie Nicholas Reitsma and the UBCO backs.

Once the WolfPack found the back of the net in the 57th minute and then again in the 65th minute, confidence soared and when UBCO tried to press late to get back into the game, TRU counter was effective, adding two late goals that eliminated any chance at a comeback.

These two will dance again on Sunday – but this time it will be on UBCO’s turf. The afternoon contest is set to start at 3 p.m. on the Nonis Field in what should be an exciting part of the campus Rez Move-in day.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Lake Country approved rules for pot shops

District ready to deal with retail applications once pot becomes legal in Canada Oct. 17

Kelowna mayoral candidate’s sign set aflame

Bobby Kennedy’s sign was set on fire on Saturday morning

PHOTOS: Vernon Minor Football full of family fun

Three games against Kelowna Junior Sun Sunday, Sept. 23

Long awaited second power line in West Kelowna postponed

The power line was set to be completed in 2020 and will now be installed in 2025

Sunshine ahead for Kelowna

Your weekly forecast shows that the sun will shine again on Tuesday

Meet the Chef: Kai Koroll, executive chef at Block One restaurant

Koroll honours the terroir of the Okanagan in every dish he serves

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trans Canada now open west of Chase, ‘heavy delays’

Few details available about crash that closed Trans Canada Highway west of Chase Sunday, Sept. 23

Oliver to get new sheriff from graduating class

Oliver will be one of a number of B.C. communities to get a member of the recent graduating class

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Most Read