Last week, the Heat Women’s Soccer was temporarily out of the race for a playoff position due to the loss against Manitoba Bisons (1-0) on Saturday. However, the Heat bounced back with a victory against the Winnipeg Wesmen (3-1) on Sunday.
This victory has several significant meanings for the women’s soccer team. They have not only overcome the struggle of winning a game since the last time they played against Mount Royal on September 15th, but also prevailed over the long, scoreless period since September 29th against UFV.
Currently, the women’s team is standing in the sixth position on Pacific division with three wins, seven losses, and two ties (3-7-2). Comparing to the last year’s stats (2-9-3), the overall team has improved in terms of offense and defense despite the join-in of several new members this season.
“I think our team is back to the way we know how to play and having fun with what we do,” said Erica Lampert, one of the starting midfielders who ended the scoreless span by scoring a long-range strike in the second half of the game against Wesmen.
Lampert added, “as we are headed into our final weekend of regular season, we just need to focus on being consistent in the way we play and keep enjoying ourselves while we are out there.”
On Sunday, UBCO’s Women’s Soccer team started a ceremony for the graduating players, Lindsey Berthelsen, Emma Berwick, Jasmine Cooper, and Ally Ferronato on Nonis Field.
“We are delighted with the way the girls rebounded after the game on Saturday. Sunday was about sending our 4 seniors (Lindsey, Ally, Jasmine and Emma) off on a high note, and the girls did exactly that.” said Assistant Coach Tingstad.
The Heat Women’s Soccer has two remaining games of the regular season this weekend before the playoffs start. The Heat will be playing their last two games on road against UNBC, Sunday, 12 P.M.
“We have not yet secured a playoff spot; however, we are in control of our own destiny,” said Assistant Coach Tingstad.