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Scorpions return to play with a win

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Needing a win to stay at the top of the league standings, the U14 rep Scorpions travelled to Vancouver to face the Titans and picked up that win 2-1.

At the kick-off, the Scorpions pushed into the attacking zone, where they remained for a good deal of the first half. The Titans' defence had a difficult time getting the ball out of their zone; however, they kept the ball from getting too close to their net, thus forcing the Scorpions to shoot from far out. Long shots by Liam Rankin, Everett August, Quintin Towert and Bradley Huddlestone sailed wide or were stopped by the keeper. 

Twenty minutes into the half, Jordan Kammerle redirected Liam's shot from outside the 18 for the first goal.

The Titans pushed back, giving the Scorpions' defence of Bradley, Duncan Armstrong, Philip Fogarty, Evan Griffin and Cole Cooney some work to do. The Titans got off one sure shot that was going into the goal, but goalkeeper Tristan Tidder made a spectacular diving save to keep the Scorpions in the lead.

In the second half, the Scorpions used wingers Gabe Goerzen, Finn Rogers and Ben Luporini to support their attack, with all three having promising scoring chances, Ben's hitting the left goal post. Soon after, Everett sent a shot into the top right corner, but the Titans' goalkeeper made a great leaping save.

The second goal of the game came when Jordan got the loose ball in a scramble in front of the net and tapped it by the keeper. 

The Titans responded quickly and sent a long ball to their forward, who appeared to be offside. In alone on Tristan, who was expecting a whistle, the striker scored the Titans' lone goal.

This weekend the Scorpions have a league home game on Saturday against the Vancouver Predators. On Sunday, the Scorpions play the North Van Torrent at Ambleside D in West Vancouver in round one of the North Shore Cup.

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The Sunshine Coast Youth Soccer Association has a new Facebook page and Twitter feed. Check them out at: http://facebook.com/SunshineCoastYouthSoccer and http://twitter.com/SunshineCoastYS.

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