October 14, 2012, KELOWNA, BC – With two goals in the second half of play, the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team can add another win to their three game winning streak, defeating the Langara Falcons 2-0 on Saturday.
Early in the game, the Falcons managed to keep a majority of ball possession but that did not prevent the Heat from taking some good shots. A long shot by Richmond native Jennifer Kidd (Defender, 4th year) in the 37th minute was a near goal, but Falcon keeper Carissa Harriman (3rd year, Calgary, AB) denied the opportunity, stretching out to save it.
“It was a little slow in the first half,” noted Heat head coach Claire Paterson. “We had some chances but it seemed disjointed.”
Midfielder Michelle Smith (2nd year, Vernon, BC) scored 15 minutes into the second half as the Heat quickly found their stride. Lindsey Briggs (3rd year, Delta, BC) followed shortly after, tipping in her fourth goal of the season off of a cross from second year forward Kirsten Dodds (Vernon, BC).
“We managed to sort it out in the second half and play more composed,” Paterson continued.
Keeper Christine Tallon (3rd year, Kamloops, BC) had an outstanding game, with her fourth shutout of the season.
With the Heat’s fourth win in a row their record now stands at 5W-1L-5T in league play, pushing them into a tie for second place with Quest in the PACWEST standings.
“It’s important that we come out strong again tomorrow,” stated Paterson. “Quest is coming after us for a playoff spot.”
The Heat play again tomorrow in Kelowna, October 14th at 12 p.m. vs. Quest University. The Langara Falcons are now 6W-4L-1T and will head to Thompson Rivers for their next game on Sunday.