The U10 girls Electric FC took another win, showing their progressive skills development and team savvy last weekend against the Orange Crush.
Hannah Lerson and Clara Dyson rocked a shut out. Faye Duffy and Piper Goerzen had great runs, both completing a 360-degree turn with the ball during the game, leaving onlookers totally impressed.
Bonnie Rae, Katie Kennelly, Ella Campbell, and Megan Kraus worked hard, making great passes. Samara Brock and Elizabeth Hood held their ground, keeping position while Bianca Hanning lived up to her nickname. Leela Fernandes was on fire as usual. Ellie Gerbrandt fought hard and ran like the wind. Piper Goerzen and Ella Campbell scored beauties.
Orange Crush was a talented group of girls, passing nicely and never giving up.
U10 Team Blue
It was another rainy, cold, wet soccer day at Cedar Grove Elementary School, but that didn’t deter U10 Team Blue from playing a hard game of soccer.
The game opened up with their opponents, Team Black, scoring first despite a great effort by Team Blue defenders Shahid Goondiwala and Callum Christiansen.
There was a lot of passing in the middle of the field with midfielders Angus Clark and Sam Fitzgerald digging out the ball and trying to feed speedy forward Brett Bjornson. The ball was going back and forth between the two teams.
Owen Semaniuk was Team Blue’s keeper for the first half and had some great saves.
Brett took the ball down the right wing and had a nice cross into the net to give Team Blue their first goal going into the second half. The second half proved too much for Team Blue with Team Black scoring four more goals. Team Blue’s keeper for the second half, Coen Devlin, made some great saves, even though this was his first time ever playing goal.
The U10 girls Halfmoon Bay Pandas battled through some tough weather and still came out smiling against Team A Red.
Both teams gave it their all in a tight game with Team Red ending up on top. The kids played really well in one of the best games of the season.
U16 girls Vipers
The league leading U16 Vipers took on the Surrey Shock on a very windy day in Cloverdale.
Whether it was because of the 8:20 a.m. ferry, killing time at the local Walmart or the conditions, the Vipers got off to a very slow start.
The Shock have two very fast forwards and they took advantage of the sluggish Vipers by scoring two quick goals before the game was even 10 minutes old.
The Shock added one more before the half to make it 3-0, and it could have been worse except for some good saves by goalie Jen Robertson.
The Vipers came out strong in the second half, determined to make a game of it.
Ten minutes into the half, Zoe Schutz got the Vipers on the board, knocking in a rebound off a corner kick by Leah Ewert.
The Vipers dominated the play and had a number of quality chances. Finally, two minutes before the end, Kelila Peel sent a good pass up to Leah, who blasted a hard shot into the top corner from 20 yards out, making the score 3-2.
The Vipers had one final chance, but Stephanie Slingerland’s shot landed in the arms of the Shock goalie, just before the final whistle blew.
The Vipers hope to rebound this Sunday when they take on the North Shore Vipers at 11:30 a.m. at Kinnikinnick Park.
U14 boys Scorpions
The Scorpions played in the Pioneer Cup semifinal on Saturday losing 2-1 to the Vancouver United Predators.
The loan Scorpions goal was scored by Justin Fodchuk, assisted by Finn Rogers.
Defensive man of the match was Cole Cooney.