Photo by Cary Mellon
Photo by Cary Mellon

So far in the season, the Heat Women’s Soccer team clings onto the playoff spot, standing in the fifth in the Canada West Pacific division out of eight other teams.

To get into the playoffs in Canada West, the top 6 teams in a single division within the season will be chosen to play.

Speaking about this year’s team in comparison to past team, Assistant Coach Tingstad said: “I think the combination of our recruits this year with the experience of our returning players, who have been playing our systems for a couple years, sets us up for an extremely exciting potential this season.”

Photo by Cary Mellon
Photo by Cary Mellon

Going through the mid-season currently, the women’s soccer team sets up the record with 2 wins, 1 draw, and 3 loses. The Heat have to play 14 games in total to complete the season.

According to Coach Tingstad, veteran and captain of the season, Lindsey Berthelsen paired with rookie Lauryn Padmoroff have been solid in the center back position this year, with returning midfielder Erica Lampert and rookie Aurora Gardiner in the midfield, and Kylee Walker and Jessica Ambrosio up front. In addition, Iona Lawson and Emma Terrillon both rookie Goalkeepers have been key pieces to the squad.

Photo by Cary Mellon
Photo by Cary Mellon

For the upcoming games, the women’s soccer team is playing in our home turf on the Nonis Sports field. The Heat is facing the University of Simon Fraser (UFV) on Friday and Trinity Western University on Saturday, with both games starting at 1 p.m.

Coach Tingstad added, “We don’t like expectation. We just want to go out and be better than we were the day before and create environments where the players can learn and grow as people first and athletes second.”