Women's soccer on the road for week two

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    Back on the road for the Heat this weekend. Play Friday @ UNBC (7 p.m. PST) and Sunday @ U of A (11 a.m. PST).

    Game Times

    FRIDAY, SEP. 11th:
    7 PM (PST) | UBC Okanagan (1-0-1) at UNBC (0-0-0)
    TICKETS | LIVE WEBCAST | LIVE STATS @ NCSSL fields, Prince George, BC

    SUNDAY, SEP. 13th:
    11 AM (PST) | UBC Okanagan (1-0-1) at Alberta (0-0-0)
    TICKETS | LIVE WEBCAST | LIVE STATS @ Foote Field, University of Alberta, Edmoton, AB

    KELOWNA, B.C - After getting off to a solid start to the Canada West season, a start that earned the Heat four out of six possible points on the road in Manitoba, the Heat earned those points with a win (1-0) against Winnipeg and a tie (1-1) versus Manitoba.

    Continuing on the road this weekend, Claire Paterson the head coach of the Heat, in her eighth year, will take her squad on the most grueling weekend, travel wise, of the season. On Friday night (Sept. 11 @ 7 p.m.) UBC Okanagan will play in Prince George against the UNBC Timberwolves. The team will travel to Edmonton and then play the Alberta Pandas, the 2013 Canada West champions, Sunday (Sept. 13.) morning at 11 a.m. PST.

    Keep shooting it is bound to go in: In 2013-14, UBC Okanagan's first in Canada West, it was a struggle to find the back of the net, the Heat scored just seven goals in 12 conference matches; they averaged 13.4 shots per game and converted just .043-percent. After week one of the 2015 season the Kelowna squad has already scored two goals and averaged 24.5 shots in the first two matches, both stats significantly better than the previous year; the team will need to keep up that pace in shots per match though as they are still converting just .041-percent on shots in 2015.

    [​IMG]UNBC: The Timberwolves dropped both of their Canada West exhibition games they played this fall, and are coming off a (1-9-2) campaign in 2014-15.

    Head to Head (UNBC): Last year the Twolves and the Heat played twice in September both games ended in a draw (0-0) and (1-1).

    UNBC Canada West Preview

    Number of new players: 11
    Key Recruits: Taylor Samuelson (D/Prince George, BC/Prince George Youth Soccer), Maddy Doucette (F/Prince George, BC/Prince George Youth Soccer), Julia Babicz (M/Prince George, BC/Prince George Youth Soccer)
    Number of departing players: 2 - Key Losses (Name, POS, number of years with team): Sidney Roy (Forward, 3 years); Sydney Wilson (Striker, 4 years); Catherine Blokker (Midfield, 3 years)
    Key performer: Sydney Hall (Prince George, B.C.) Midfielder Sydney Hall, along with her twin sister, goalkeeper Jordan, will be looked upon as key components of a fifth-year leadership group for the Timberwolves.

    Coach Quote: "This season should represent another major step in UNBC's development. Preseason has been positive, and we're looking forward to getting this season going." – UNBC head coach Andy Cameron.

    Key storyline: In their fourth year as a CIS program, the women's soccer Timberwolves will look to continue making inroads in Canada West with an aim toward becoming a more competitive squad.

    [​IMG]Alberta: The Pandas played through their preseason to a record of (4-1-0) and open their season on Friday at home when the y host the TRU WolfPack.

    Head to Head (Alberta): These teams have never squared off in a conference match. The squads have met twice in preseason in coach Peterson's eight years. Alberta won both time (4-1 and (2-0).

    ALBERTA Canada West Preview

    Key additions: Morgan Corbett (M), Brenna Matiello (F), Alessandra Parth (F)

    Key returnees: Jessie Candlish (F), Annalise Schellenberg (M), Julia Ignacio (S), Maggie Zacsko (MF)

    Key departures: Kelti Biggs (GK), Rebecca Brandt (D)

    Key performer: Alberta’s regular season success was in large part due to their number one ranked defense, which allowed a league low six goals against in 12 games. Repeating those numbers will prove to be difficult in 2015, as the Pandas will be without CIS All-Canadian keeper, and Canada West conference shutout record holder Kelti Biggs. This year’s squad will have to rely on a crop of young goalies including Cassie Bazzarelli, Laura Morrison and Jamie Misiaszek.

    Key storyline: The University of Alberta Pandas soccer team will be looking for a bounce back season in 2014, as the 2013 Canada West champions were unable to repeat their success, earning a fourth place finish last season. Although they entered the playoffs as the number one seed, thanks to a 7-1-4 record, the Pandas were eliminated in the semi-finals by the eventual silver medalist, UFV. But,with only two key players gone from last season, the Pandas are well placed to be playoff contenders once again.

    Freshmen keeper from Lake Country Joella Koblischke recorded a clean sheet in her first ever confernce start. Notching a (1-0) win versus Winnipeg last Friday.

    No. 4 Kaylin Ferguson and No. 14 Michelle Smith each scored a goal last weekend in Manitoba. Ferguson is a freshmen forward and Smith is the team's lone fifth year player.

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