WolfPack brave heat
The men’s and women’s TRU WolfPack soccer teams escaped last weekend with draws against the UBC Okanagan Heat of Kelowna.
TRU’s men, playing in the Little Apple on Sunday, Sept. 25, went down 3-1 before roaring back to tie the game at 3-3, which was the final score.
Forward Oriol Torres of the WolfPack bent the ball around the Heat’s wall from a set piece in the 83rd minute to tie the game.
“We showed that we never gave up,” WolfPack co-head coach Sean Wallace said.
“Good teams find a way to battle back and get a good result. Although the game wasn’t pretty, it was positive for us.”
Conor Doherty, a fifth-year forward from Kamloops, notched two goals in support of Pack goalkeeper Travis Froehlich.
The Pack’s women, playing before 300 fans on alumni day at Hillside Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24, drew 1-1 with UBC Okanagan.
TRU were down 1-0 when forward Amanda Barrett fired a shot past the Heat’s goalkeeper in the 34th minute.
The pack’s last line of defence, goalkeeper Emily Edmunson, earned player of the match honours for a solid performance between the pipes.
TRU’s women, in their next Pacific Western Athletic Association action, welcome the Vancouver Island University Mariners to Hillside at noon on Saturday, Oct. 1.
Following that game, the Pack’s men will meet the Mariners at Hillside at 2 p.m.
— with files from TRU