Team Blue beats Team Orange

Staff writer
November 30, 2012 01:00 AM

Ben Luporini scored one of eight goals by the U14 Scorpions in a 8-0 thrashing of the South Burnaby Timbers last Saturday in rep soccer action in Sechelt.

The sun was shining at Davis Bay Elementary School last Saturday as Team Blue picked up a 5-1 win over Team Orange in Sunshine Coast Youth Soccer Association house league play.

Things weren't looking good for Team Blue with only five players on the pitch, but thanks to the generosity of Team Orange lending Team Blue two of their players, the game got off to a quick start.

Team Orange scored first with Team Blue following close behind with a goal from Sam Fitzgerald who went on to score a second goal 10 minutes later.

Owen Semaniuk kept the ball moving forward to midfielder Callum Christiansen who had some great long passes to forwards Julian Gallagher and Brett Bjorn-son. A hard kick at centre from Callum sent the ball into the top right hand corner of the net for a 3-1 lead.

On a trapped ball and lying on the ground, Julian managed to score another.

With a few minutes left in the game, Brett Bjornson got a breakaway and dribbled the ball to the net to score the fifth goal. Owen Beerling was solid in net for Team Blue and gave the crowd a show with his dancing skills.

Team Orange's keeper had some amazing saves. It was a great effort and excellent sportsmanship by both teams.

U15 boys

It was an intense game between team Orange and Team Red.

Aiden Beley was fearless in his defence against his opponents. There were many scoring chances from both sides, but the goaliesstood firm, and by the end of the half it was 0-0.

During the second half, Max McDickenand Avery Gartshore had a number of goal scoring opportunities and were key players in Team Orange's offence. Sam Goss was a dominating presence whenever he passed the ball.Mikaly Newton shared the shutout as goalie, and also made a number of headers and assists in the 4-0 win for Team Orange.

U12 girls

A beautiful day at Waterfront Park saw the Raging Warriors take on the Black team from Madeira/Halfmoon Bay. The action was end-to-end with several chances at both ends.Both teams showed excellent sportsmanship during injury time outs andpushed hard tofinish a very entertaining end.

U12 boys

Team Green played Team Yellow last Saturday. The game was a great game to watch with excellent passing and plenty of scoring chances at both ends.

Rep U14 boys

The Scorpions weathered a storm of adversity recently, missing key players and suffering tough losses the last two games.

Last Saturday they regained their composure at home against the South Burnaby Timbers. Jordan Kammerle scored the first goal on a breakaway.The Scorpions continued pressure leading to a penalty kick and Everett August coolly converted for a 2-0 lead.

Wingers Finn Rogers, Ben Luporini and Gabe Goerzen worked the sidelines with speed and aggression. Cole Cooney and Evan Griffin were solid on outside defence, keeping the Timbers' wingers in check, and cleared the ball out of danger.

Bradley Huddlestone cleared the ball up the field, where Quin Towert made a lead pass to Jordan, who outran the defenders and scored for a 3-0 lead.

With continued pressure, Philip Fogarty tipped the ball to Duncan Armstrong, who spotted Ben open out on the wing. Ben's strike sailed above the goalkeeper into the top corner of the net for a 4-0 advantage.

As the first half was winding down, the Timbers pushed into the Scorpions zone again, but couldn't solve the tight defence. Goalkeeper Tristan Tidder placed a goal kick perfectly in the middle of the field on the foot of Jordan, who got by the defence again, and got himself a hat trick goal to finish the first half scoring.

The Scorpions were not about to let up in the second half, and early on Jordan scored his fourth of the game.

The Timbers almost scored off a corner kick, but defender Keegan Inkster deflected the ball away to safety.

On the next attack, Duncan shot the ball, which was saved, but Gabe buried the rebound. Everett scored his second of the match with a big kick from outside the 18-yard box, and set up the last goal of the match, scored by Quin. Bradley was dominant in the centre back position, clearing the ball calmly and reliably all match. Tristan got the shutout in the 8-0 win.

U13 girls

The Thunder have continued their season with a bang. With unstoppable defenders Emma Cooney, Nisha Wells, Ingrid Hansen, Geordie Owens, Melissa Iverson and Lulu Kammerle, no opponents are able to pass this solid brick wall.

Thanks to stellar goal keeping efforts from Lydia Harvey-Lloyd and Kiah Duffy, they are able to feed the lightening fast wingers Lucy Schick, Sienna LeWarne, Sophie Fiedler and Holly Gray-Pearl who carry the ball with mighty midfielders Foofy Foody, Pearl Deasey, Alyssa Rive and Hollie Piepjohn who send our fiery forward Georgie Aleong to the opponent's net.

With this team effort, the girls have had an undefeated season and are currently holding on to first place in the gold one division.


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