KELOWNA, BC – The Heat would quickly regroup after giving up a try and convert to the visiting Bayside rugby club, score 42 unanswered points in the first half and flush the visiting squad away by a final score of (75-19).
James Scott scored the first try for UBCO and Colin Stonier kicked the convert to knot the game up in the first few minutes. Stonier’s kicking was the story on the day as the Surrey product scored 20 points, knocking in 10/11 converts.
Immaculata grad Steve Tostenson was the only player for UBC Okanagan to score more than a single try on the day. Steve scored back to back tries midway in the first half and then scored the team’s second to last try. He also dropped a spectacular behind-the-back pass to Kai Duchnycz who scored just before the final whistle.
To round out the UBCO scoring the Haynes brothers, Dan and Dom, each scored along with Sam Overton, Carlin Marshall and Tom Campbell.
Local players have been training all season but the team has only had two official training sessions before Saturday’s match but return many veteran players. Next Saturday (Sept. 17) the Heat will host UBC at the Parkinson Rec Centre, time has yet to be set. The following weekend UBC Okanagan will play in an annual seven’s tournament at Western Washington University.