okanagan heat

September 15, 2012, BURNABY, B.C. – The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team faced the Langara Falcons on Saturday Sep 15, resulting in a 2-2 tied soccer match as the Heat played their first road league game of the season in Burnaby.

“I am pleased with the way we played today,” said Head coach Claire Paterson. “We definitely played good enough to win, but we were unlucky in the final third and it seemed to be the other story for Langara. The score was not indicative of our performance.”

For the game the Heat outshot the Falcons 24 to four and created numerous chances throughout the game including ringing the crossbar and the post late in the second half.

“We were solid across the park”, explains Paterson on her team’s stellar but unlucky play, “winning the ball first time out of the air and creating numerous quality goal scoring chances which is exciting to see.”

The first goal of the match fell on minute 33 courtesy of Langara as they jumped to a short lived lead, just 11 minutes later Heat’s sophomore forward Kirsten Dodds (Vernon, BC), tied the game at one with a header on a well struck corner kick off the leg of third year Lindsey Briggs’ (forward, Delta, BC) for a 1-1 score.

In the second half Langara goes up one at the 65th minute of the game, and held their 2-1 lead in spite of the Heat’s offensive barrage.

With just minutes to play Marissa Klees (3rd year, midfield, Bellingham, WA) scored the equalizer on a well-placed free kick, from fourth year defender Jennifer Kidd (Richmond, BC), for a final score of 2-2.

Game tying goal scorer Marissa Klees, was pleased with her team’s performance adding that the game was “well played, and well fought out there today. The tempo was much higher than last weekend and we played to our potential. We hope to carry this momentum over into our upcoming matches.”

This tie puts both teams’ records at 1W-1L-1T. The Heat will play Quest University tomorrow, Sunday September 16th at 12 p.m. in Squamish, BC, and Langara will play host to Thompson Rivers University Sep 16 at 1:30 p.m. at BCIT.