With a change up in positions, the U13 Thunder took to the field against the Chilliwack Attack, battling to a 2-2 tie last weekend.
Defensive-minded midfielders Geordie Owens, Melissa Iverson, Alyssa Rive and Lydia Harvey-Lloyd helped defenders Pearl Deasey, Kiah Duffy, Foofy Foody, Holly Gray-Pearl, Hollie Piepjohn and Sophie Fiedler to keep the shots on net minimal.
Keeper Lulu Kammerle sent a drop kick to an outside defender for a tic-tac-toe pass from Sienna LeWarne to Nisha Wells to Ingrid Hansen who scored to tie the game 1-1 at the half.
Chilliwack came back quickly in the second half, and as the play continued, second half keeper Lucy Schick made some huge saves.
Emma Cooney drew a penalty shot when she was taken down inside the 18-yard box. Nisha took the penalty shot, and with lightening speed pounded the ball into the back of the net to end the game in a 2-2 tie.
After a disappointing loss in a league game on Saturday, the Scorpions returned to the field on Sunday with a new attitude, for the semi-final of the North Shore Cup, picking up a 4-1 win over the West Vancouver Hawks.
Early in the match Keegan Inkster used his speed and size to drive deep into the Hawks side, and sent a perfect cross onto Jordan Kammerle’s head for the first goal of the game.
The Scorpions attack continued, with Jordan scoring a second goal using sheer determination to get through the Hawks’ defence.
Ben Luporini, sprinting down the wing with the ball, responded to coach Rod Kammerle’s precise directions and shot the ball to the front of the net, where Keegan buried it.
Midfielders Everett August, Justin Fodchuk and Gabe Goerzen prevented the Hawks from attacking for much of the first half.
Centre backs Bradley Huddlestone and Duncan Armstrong used a combination of speed, brains and brawn to neutralize the Hawks’ forwards.
Late in the half the Hawks were awarded a free kick off an incidental hand ball, and scored with an unstoppable shot.
In the second half the Hawks showed resilience and penetrated into the Scorpions’ side, putting fullbacks Cole Cooney and Quintin Towert to the test.
Goalkeeper Tristan Tidder was solid, making several stops.
With two teammates joining him on the rush, Jordan passed to Finn Rogers, who buried the ball in the Hawks’ net for the final goal of the game.