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Pursuit of playoff will come down to final weekend

Madison Fordyce made eight saves for the Wesmen on Sunday. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics file)
Madison Fordyce made eight saves for the Wesmen on Sunday. (Kelly Morton/Wesmen Athletics file)

The Winnipeg Wesmen hopes for a playoff spot will come down to two final matches on their home pitch.

The Wesmen women's soccer team surrendered two early second-half goals and could not recover in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the UBC-Okanagan Heat Sunday in Kelowna, B.C.

Now the Wesmen will close their conference season with two matches against teams directly above them in the conference standings: Friday against Regina and Saturday against Saskatchewan.

Sunday, the Wesmen were able to pull to 2-1 down in the 69th minute via an own goal off a Tyler Johnson corner.

The Wesmen, however, were done in two quick goals in the second half. Erica Lampert got UBCO on the board less than a minute after half, and Ally Ferronato added a second goal in the 60th minute.

Less than three minutes after the Wesmen got to a goal down, Madelyn Ellis scored the Heat's third goal.

UBCO moved to 3-7-2 on the season, while Winnipeg fell to 0-8-4.

Still, the Wesmen trail Regina and Lethbridge by just three points for the final playoff spot going into the final weekend of the season.

Madison Fordyce increased her Canada West-leading saves total with another eight saves. Emma Terrilon made three saves for UBCO.

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