Stalemate in Surrey as Tallon shuts out Eagles

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Cary Mellon

September 15, 2013, Surrey, BC (ISN) – The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team headed down to Surrey this weekend with hopes of extending their opening weekend win streak against the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Eagles.

The tie moves the Heat’s record to (2W-0L-1T), and the Eagles have yet to notch as win with a (0W-1L-2T) record.

A “scrappy” match meant lots of physical play at both ends of the turf, making it difficult for either team to get a foothold on the offense. The Heat’s Michelle Smith (3rd year, Vernon, BC) and Hayley Carlson (3rd year, Red Deer, AB) had the best chances for the Heat with great looks from the corner, but could not convert the goals.

“It was a choppy game today [with] no real flow to the match,” said Heat coach Claire Paterson after the game. “We created chances but it was unfortunate that we couldn’t convert them today.”

Heat keeper Christine Tallon (4th year, Kamloops, BC) made her season debut against the Eagles after coming back from injury, notching her first shutout of the season.

“It felt great to finally get in and get a game under my belt after being out so long,” Tallon said of her coming back in today’s match. “I felt rusty which I anticipated … The team kept a lot of the pressure at bay but I still had to come out and challenge a few plays … [I] can’t wait to put this game behind me and move forward with the team.”


Scott Harrigan
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