Posted on: October 12, 2017
CW violation: UBCO forfeits October 5 WSOC match
Canada West Communications
The UBC Okanagan Heat women’s soccer team has been disciplined by Canada West due to a playing regulation violation from earlier this month.
On October 5, 2017, the Heat used a total of seven substitutions in their match against the Thompson Rivers WolfPack. This violated item 6.2 in the Canada West women’s soccer playing regulations, which allows for “a maximum of six (6) substitutions per 90 minutes of regular time, and unlimited substitutions at half time, within the eighteen (18) named players on the game roster (substituted players can re-enter the game).”
While the oversight was deemed an unfortunate mistake, Canada West strictly adheres to all playing regulations.
The game, which originally finished as a 1-1 draw, will now be recorded as a 1-0 win for Thompson Rivers with all individual statistics remaining intact. UBCO has also been levied a $500 fine for the violation.