File photos for UBC Okanagan Heat athletics

UBC Okanagan soccer team yields a pair of late goals to UFV

UBC Okanagan lost in their first home game since Sept. 9

Trailing for much of the first half, things started looking up for the home UBC Okanagan women’s soccer team when rookie striker Jessica Ambrosio drew the match even at one in the 51st minute.

It was the Cascades with the late heroics however, as two goals, five minutes apart with just 15 minutes to play iced the win Saturday afternoon on the Nonis Sports Field. Sending UBC Okanagan to a (3-1) defeat in their first home match since the first weekend of league play Sept. 9.

It was an errant pass that UFV match MVB Brittney Zacharuk jumped on in the 77th minute that led to the game winner, when she pick up the ball on the left sire of the box and then slotted it to the unmarked Meghan Rose, far post, for Rose’s first on the year.

RELATED: Okanagan Heat rebound by drawing with Wolfpack

Zachuark earned her MVP just a few minutes later, the Cascades earned a corner in the 83rd minute and the fourth year arts student form Delta, BC scored directly off the corner kick. Her team leading third goal on the season.

The Cascades Simi Lehal opened the scoring in the 12th minute burring a free kick on a straight shot from 22 yards out.

The UBC Okanagan goal was scored just a few minutes into the second half when Jasmine Cooper send a long high cross that Ambosio was able to handle, turn, and fire past two defenders and the keeper for her second goal of the season. The equalizer held strong for 20 minutes before the Cascades late burst.

These two teams were tight in the table going into the match and the UBCO loss has now flip-flopped the teams in the standings. UFV improves to (2-3-2) for fifth place while the Heat drop to (2-4-1), a single point back of the Cascades in sixth place.

Looking for a win on Sunday the Heat will host the Trinity Western Spartans at 1 p.m. on the Nonis turf and the Cascades are on the road to Kamloops to stare down the TRU WolfPack, also starting on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both matches available on canadawest.tv.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Kelowna’s Two Hat changing landscape of content moderation

Two Hat is using new image recognition technology

Peachland’s wharf is in need of repair

Council will decide whether to approve of $50,000 to repair it tonight

Candy Cane Lane collects 12,000 lbs of donations for non-profits

Donations were given to Freedom’s Door this week

Cannabis store operating illegally near Lake Country

Indigenous Bloom opened on Commonwealth Road last week on Okanagan Indian Band land

United Way anticipates greater need in the community in 2019

United Way’s 2019 Charity Fund is now open for applications, deadlines are due March 22

New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins

Guide no longer lists milk and dairy products as a distinct food group

Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

Penalties are slated to be in place some time next year

Man accused of threatening to kill ‘as many girls as I see’

Christopher W. Cleary wrote he was angry because he’d never had a girlfriend and wanted to ‘make it right’ with a mass shooting

Canadian talent abound on newly revamped Vancouver Whitecaps squad

Lineup is full of new faces after the organization parted ways with 18 players over the off-season

B.C. Green leader calls for long-term legislature financial audit

Andrew Weaver says trust in clerk and sergeant at arms is gone

No charges in fatal police Taser incident in Chilliwack

RCMP watchdog concludes no evidence of excessive or disproportionate force was used by officers

Here’s what the B.C. legislature officers are accused of buying with tax payers’ money

Personal trips, purchases, alcohol and more laid out in 76-page report by Plecas

Alberta youth charged over theft of $17,000 in snow equipment at B.C. ski resort

Alberta RCMP recovered $17,000 in skis/snowboards believed stolen from Fernie Alpine Resort Saturday

China demands U.S. drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

Hua said China demands that the U.S. withdraw the arrest warrant against Meng Wanzhou

Most Read