Ladies get in their first kicks

In the women's league this week, LJ Contracting Fusion and Coast Progressive Blazers tied 2-2.For Blazers, Jody Sikora moved up the midfield and sent in a long ball just under the crossbar. Christine Campbell took note and sent in another high ball just over the keeper. Soon after her left foot volley was caught by the keeper, Fusion's Vicki Schneider ran a ball through the goal area for a goal. In the second half, Michelle Towert muscled towards the Blazers net, and when the ball got a bit ahead, Teresa Sorensen stepped up and put it away.Gibsons Mayhem tied CAL's Crushers 1-1.Mayhem's relentless striker Tawny Hargrave took the ball up the middle, past two defenders, and put it in the net. For Crushers, left-footed Grace Bland crossed a ball into Kim Starnes who expertly brought it down to then chip the keeper.Halfmoon Bay Wild managed to field a team with three subs to spare and kept the Gibsons Pigs scoreless until the end of the game.With 10 minutes to go, Jinny Blatter passed a through ball to Koree 'Quicksilver' Rogers who ran it to the net and scored. In the men's league, Gibsons Pigs beat the Sechelt Chiefs 6-3.The Chiefs gave the Pigs a good run as they trailed only 3-2 at halftime. This week the Pigs' hat trick came from Dean Forbes. Forbes grabbed an opposition penalty kick and ran it up through the middle of the field to score. Brian McAllister scored twice, and the single came from Eoin Ross, who grabbed a bouncing ball in the goal area and tucked it in to score. Steve Joe hit two for the Chiefs, the third coming from new striker Scott Johnson, who stepped up to score again this week, as he got his knee over a high ball and hammered it into the top corner. Coast Progressive United scored twice on the IGA Selects at Hackett Park.Selects had chances, as John Nickerson and Bob Hoy pounded Terry Lavery with shots.For CPU, Brad Jennens and Kurt Vernon took balls up the middle to let go hard, low shots inside the post.Gibsons United beat Halfmoon Bay 6-2.For HMB, Jeff Wadge hit his penalty shot, and John Rogers tried sending a cross into the goal area, which landed in the back of the net instead. For United, Tony Duffy scored, Dean Gradin hit his penalty shot, and former Coast Reporter editor Neville Judd hit a hard 30-yarder into the top corner, which he might describe as Bechamesque.Sean Whalen's U16 girls' rep team played at home this week, so he was able to show up and score a hat trick. United's keeper Gary Benner took some hard shots and got his fingers on a ball that was otherwise heading to the back of the net.

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