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PREVIEW: Final home matches for women's soccer this weekend

The Heat will close out the regular season at home against Saskatchewan and Regina in two tuneups before playoffs. Two grads, Devon Fleming and Katie Smillie, will be honoured on Sunday prior to the 1 p.m. start.
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October 22, 2016 - 4:25 PM

Game Times (PST)

Canada West conference matches

SATURDAY, OCT 22nd, 2016:
1 PM | Soccer (W) (4-7-1) vs the Saskatchewan Huskies (6-3-3)
 

SUNDAY, SEP 23rd, 2016:
Soccer (W) - Final Home Match/Seniors Day
1 PM | Soccer (W) (4-7-1) vs the Regina Cougars (3-6-3)
 

Both matches to be played at the Nonis Field at UBC Okanagan.

UBC OKANAGAN HEAT (6-6-3, 4-7-1 Canada West)
CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 6th - Pacific
Last week: 0-1-1, Fri L at ALB (5-2); Sun T vs UNBC (1-1)
Streak: 1 T
2015-16 Record: 2-8-4, 7th place, West Division
2016 CanWest Playoffs: N/A
2016 CIS Tournament: N/A
2015-16 Overall Record: (3-9-4)
Last CanWest Title: N/A
Last CIS Title: N/A
SCHEDULE
ROSTER
STATS
STANDINGS

This week for the Heat: This week marks the last week of regular season games for the Heat women’s soccer team and they have already wrapped up a spot in the playoffs. With the final two games the Heat will  be looking to climb in the standings and earn a more favourable matchup in the quarter-finals when the defend their home turf against the Saskatchewan Huskies and the University of Regina Cougars. The first game of the series will be played against Sask on Saturday (Oct. 22) at the Nonis Sports Field with a start time of 1 p.m. Followed by a second match against UofR on Sunday (Oct. 23) with a start time of 1 p.m.

Current Form: Coming off of  a tough (5-2) loss against the University of Alberta and a tie to UNBC (1-1), the have locked the last playoff spot and looking to enter their first ever playoff round since entering the CIS in 2014.

Key Players:  Third year midfielder Susan Traynor is stepping up for the Heat as she finished the weekend series with her first goal of the season. As a well trained midfielder, the Calgary native helped knot the match against UNBC and earn the Heat a valuable point for their record. Courtney Hemmerling is also continuing to produce for the Heat as she scored her fourth goal of the season in the match up against UofA. With her determination and relentlessness of offense Hemmerling has taken a total of 38 shots this season and has a shot percentage of (.104).

Seniors Day: No fifth years on this young Heat women's soccer squad but two players will forgo the fifth year and graduate in four years and say goodbye to the program. Devon Fleming and Katie Smillie will graduate this June with a bachelor of Arts and Science in Nursing respectively. Sunday will be their final home match but not their last as they will have at least one match in the post season.

Team Stat: With three more goals scored in the previous weekend of play, the Heat have scored a total of 15 foals so far this season and are averaging 10.6 shots per game.

Overall Head to Head (W-L-T) vs SSK (0-0-0):  The Heat and the Huskies have never met in Canada West play.

Overall Head to Head (W-L-T) vs REG (0-0-0):  The Heat and the Cougars have never tangled in Canada West play.

2016 CW regular season ranks:

Offence: 15 goals, 7th-tied
Defence: 27 goal against, 14th

2016 CW regular season leaders:

Goals: 4 – Courtney Hemmerling, F
Assists: 1 – 5 players tied
Points: 5 – Courtney Hemmerling, F
Wins: 3 – Chloe Ainsworth, GK
Shutouts: 2 – Chloe Ainsworth, GK


SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES (6-3-3 Canada West)          

CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 3rd - Prairie
Last week: 1-0-1, Sat W vs WPG (3-0); Sat T vs MAN (0-0)
Streak: 1 T
2015-16: 10-3-1, 1st Prairie Division
2015-16 Playoff Record: 1-2, 4th
2015-16 Overall Record: 
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: None
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: None
SCHEDULE
ROSTER
STATS
STANDINGS

Huskies: On Saturday the Heat will play the University of Saskatchewan, third in the East division the Huskies are coming off of a win and a tie. The Huskies will be looking to maintain their play as they head into the final weekend of games against the Heat in Kelowna this upcoming Saturday (Oct. 22) on Nonis Sports Field at 1 p.m.

Current Form: The Huskies are coming off of a (3-0) win against the University of Winnipeg and a tie (0-0) to the University of Manitoba, with the split the Huskies hold a record of (6-3-3) and have only lost to TWU, UFV, and MacEwan. As their season is coming to an end the Huskies are looking to prepare for playoffs as they head to the Okanagan this weekend.

Key Players: Midfielder, Erica Hindmarsh is one of the key leaders for the Huskies offensive line this year. With three goals and five assists so far this season, the fifth year Saskatoon native is a strong presence on the field and will be looking to attack against the Heat. Fourth year Rebecca Weckworth is also a vital asset to the Huskies offensive line, with three goals and four assists so far this season the midfielder is quick to attack for the Huskies.

Team Stat: The Huskies are a relentless team on offense and have taken 195 shots so far this season putting them eleventh in that category. However with only 16 goals, just one goal more than the Heat, both teams will be looking to finish and win the final games of the season.

Preseason preview courtesy of Canadawest.org

2015 CW regular season ranks:

Offence: 31 GF, 3rd
Defence: 17 GA, 11th

2015 CW regular season leaders:

Goals: 5 – Kelly Cerkowniak, Leesa Eggum, Erica Hindmarsh, Jenelle Zapski
Assists: 7 – Erica Hindmarsh, MID
Points: 12 – Erica Hindmarsh, MID
Wins: 7 – Kyleigh Vause, GK
Shutouts: 4 – Kyleigh Vause, GK

Key additions (name / position / eligibility / hometown / last team):

Jadyn Steinhauer / GK / 1 / Saskatoon, SK / Whitecaps Academy
Maya Gabruch / MID / 1 / Saskatoon, SK / Whitecaps Academy
Taneil Gaynor / STR / 1 / Regina, SK / FC Regina

Key losses (name / position / hometown / years with program):  

Kelly Cerkowniak / MID / Saskatoon, SK / 5
Carmen Gorlick / D / Yorkton, SK / 5
Erica Parenteau / D / Prince Albert, SK / 3

REGINA COUGARS (3-6-3 Canada West)   

CIS National Ranking: N/A
CanWest Standings: 5th - Prairie
Last week: 1-1-0, Sat W vs MAN (2-1); Sun L vs WPG (1-0)
Streak: 1 L
2015-16 CW Regular Season Record: 1-10-3, 7th East Division
2015-16 Playoff Record: N/A
Last CW Title/Total CW Titles: 2014 / none
Last CIS Title/Total CIS Titles: 2013 / none

SCHEDULE
ROSTER
STATS
STANDINGS

Cougars: On Sunday the Heat will play the University of Regina, fifth in the east division the Cougars are coming off of a split weekend in Regina. The Cougars will be looking to improve their play as they head into the final weekend of games against the Heat in Kelowna this upcoming Sunday (Oct. 23) on Nonis Sports Field at 1 p.m.

Current Form: The Cougars  are coming off of a (2-1) win against the University of Manitoba and a loss (1-0) to the University of Winnipeg. With the split the Cougars hold a record of (3-6-3) and have only won one game on the road so far this season. As their season is coming to an end the Cougars are fighting to secure a final playoff spot as they head to the Okanagan this weekend.

Key Players: Senior Karlee Vorrieter is leading the way for the Cougars this season. With half of the team's goals (3-6) and one assist, Vorrieter is prepared for a hard fought battle on Okanagan turf this weekend and ready to score.

Team Stat: With only six goals scored this season, the Cougars are having difficulty scoring this season with a shot percentage of (.040). The Heat will be looking to take advantage of this as they Heat have almost triple the amount of goals scored so far this season.

Preseason preview courtesy of Canadawest.org

2015 CW regular season ranks:

Offence: 8 GF, 14th
Defence: 27 GA, 12th

2015 CW regular season leaders:

Goals: 2 – Daniela Castro, MID / Karlee Vorrieter, MID
Assists: 2 – Jet Davies, MID
Points: 3 – Karlee Vorrieter, MID
Wins: 0 – Savannah Williams, Keeper / Kacey McFee, Keeper
Shutouts: 1 – Savannah Williams, Keeper

Key additions (name / position / eligibility / hometown / last team):

Sydney Langen / F / 2 / Regina, Sask. / UBC Thunderbirds
Lauren Gaudet / D / 1 / Prince Albert, Sask. / Prince Albert Celtics
Meghan McFee / F / 1 / Prince Albert, Sask. / Prince Albert Celtics
Lauren Petras / D / 1 / Saskatoon, Sask. / HPDC Saskatoon

Key losses (name / position / hometown / years with program):

Celia Michaud / MID / Regina, Sask. / 5

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