The golden dreams are over for the Quest University Kermodes women's soccer after losing 4-1 to the UBC-O Heat on Friday (Oct. 26).
But the team's medal hopes aren't completely dashed as they will get an opportunity to battle for the bronze when the Pacwest Provincials continue on Saturday (Oct. 27).
In a game that was much closer than the final scored indicated, the Heat scored five minutes to take a 1-0 lead early. The Kermodes ball movement began to pick up but they had difficulty breaking through UBC-O's stellar defense until Becky Schile dialled in a shot from long distance at the 22 minute mark to even the game.
Miscommunication between Quest keeper Taylor Shantz and one of her defenders led to the Heat taking the lead at the 34 minute mark and the Kermodes went into the second half trailing 2-1.
The Kermodes pushed early in the second half but Heat goalkeeper Christine Tallon stood tall in between the pipes. UBC-O then added two quick goals half-way through the second half to build to the 4-1 final score.
Goal scorers for the Heat were: Hanna Hazell, Lindsey Briggs, Kirsten Dodds and Madeleine Greig. The player of the game for UBC-O was Alana Hazell, while Quest's player of the game was team captain Jessica Freeman.
The late game saw the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Wolfpack fall behind 2-0 in the first half to the Langara Falcons, only to even up the game in the second half and add three more in the two extra time periods for a 5-2 win.
Scoring for TRU were: Courtney Daly (two), Blair MacKay, Laura Smylie and Marlie Rittinger. Tejvir Malhi and Dayn McGregor replied for the Falcons.
The action continues on Saturday with Quest taking on Langara for the bronze medal at 4 p.m. and TRU battles UBC-O for the gold at 7 p.m. The men's bracket also gets underway at 11 a.m., with VIU taking on TRU at 11 a.m. and Douglas College versus the Kwantlen Eagles at 1:30 p.m.
Check back to The Chief online for more coverage following Saturday's games.