Photo by Cary Mellon
Photo by Cary Mellon

The Heat’s Soccer team is looking to overcome all odds in attempt to score a playoff spot in the remaining four games.

From the beginning of the season until now, the Heat Men’s Soccer has been struggling to get a win. They are currently in the sixth spot of the Pacific Division in the Canada West Conference with a record of two wins, six losses, and four draws (2-4-4).

“We are a young group with a lack of experience in playing collegiate games. The Heat Men’s Soccer started rough from the beginning of season, but we saw some improvements each week from the young crews,” said Head Coach Zanatta.

Photo by Cary Mellon
Photo by Cary Mellon

On the 28th and 29th of September, the Heat were on a trip, playing against UFV Cascades on Friday and Trinity Western Spartans on Saturday. The Cascades are currently standing in the second place in Pacific Division with a record of 6-2-1, while The Spartans are standing in the third place with the record of 5-1-4.

Facing those two powerhouses with the pressure of playing on roads, the Heat unfortunately could not overcome the challenge. They lost to the Cascades with a final score of 5-1. Later the following day, they lost to the Spartans with a final score of 4-1. Luke Warkentin, one of the Heat’s top forwards, netted his 10th and 11th goals of his career in both of the Heat’s games.

“We still got games ahead of us. Our goal is to win the remaining four games,” said Coach Zanatta regarding the aim of the team during remaining games and in order to approach the playoffs.