Scorpions ruling gold division

Staff writer
November 2, 2012 01:00 AM

The U14 Scorpions have resumed their dominance of the gold division in the Four District Soccer League this month.

On Oct. 16, the Scorpions hosted the Italian Club Juventus. Striker Jordan Kammerle scored a hat trick with nice passes from Justin Fodchuk and Everett August. Everett, Ben Luporini and Liam Rankin also scored. Tristan Tidder played a strong game in net, getting his first shutout of the season.

On Oct. 21, in East Vancouver, the Scorpions faced the Killarney Gladiators.

Jordan scored two goals, one on a breakaway and the other assisted by Finn Rogers. Ben popped one in, and Quintin Towert scored the fourth and final goal with a header off a corner kick.

Killarney got two past the Scorpions defence and keeper, but the Scorpions took the win.

The first Pioneer Cup game of the season was played on Oct. 27 in West Vancouver. The Scorpions opened the scoring early with a goal by Jordan.

Following that goal, the West Van Hawks pressured the Scorpions, but Liam, Keegan Inkster, Cole Cooney and Evan Griffin played tight and strong on defence, to keep the Hawks at bay.

The Scorpions regained possession and kept it for most of the second half with amazing short passes. Bradley Huddlestone scored the second Scorpions goal while Jordan scored the final goal of the first half.

The Hawks came out in the second half fired up. They pushed hard and controlled the ball in the Scorpions zone.

Tristan made a great stop and kicked the ball out, but the Hawks kept coming. They finally got off an unstoppable shot and scored their first of the game.

Scorpions regained their composure immediately and turned up the offence. Outrunning the Hawks defenders, Jordan scored his third of the game.

Wingers Philip Fogarty, Gabe Goerzen and Ben all had close calls. Everett sent a strong shot at the net that the keeper stopped, but Quintin buried the rebound. Duncan Armstrong scored the sixth and final Scorpions goal of the game.

Scorpions advance to the second round of the Pioneer Cup, a game they expect to play at home on Nov. 17. League action resumes tomorrow (Saturday) with a home game versus the Richmond Lightning at Kinnikinnick at 11:30 a.m.

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