Morning Star Staff
The Candy Crushers sloshed past the Daredevils 5-2 in Under 10 girls youth soccer on a soggy Saturday at Creekside Park.
Daredevil Davy Hornoi electrified the pink section when she struck a bullseye shot from the left side.
Candy Crusher Jasmine Soon then dropped a corner kick into the box, and Aida Dempsey tied it up lickety-split. The fearless stunt girls jumped ahead again when Hornoi, sprung free by Jada Hatch, nailed her second.
Not put off by the monsoon conditions, the Candy Crushers poured it on in the second half. Early on, the ball flowed from Lauren Cunningham to Madison Vranesic to Sophie Challen to Soon, who evened the score with a whomp.
Next, Cunningham bagged the winner, putting away a cross from Soon. Then Soon counted again with a moon shot from distance. Finally, Vranesic evaded two defenders and fed Sierra Allen, alone in front, for a nifty tap-in.
The Royals beat the undefeated Navy squad 3-2 Saturday in U14/15 girls play at MacDonald Park.
First goal for the Royals came from a bending corner by Hannah Miller. Rebecca Haberstock nailed the next two snipes on low scorchers.
A strong defensive wall of Jenny Sunderland, Ilyana Christian, Emily Bohmer. Sarah Beka and Taryn Parsonage ran down the ball for the Royals, who got constant attacks from fearless Amanda Sladen, Greenley Nicholls, Shae Cecchini, Kaitlyn Rabbitt and Josie Nerling.
The MacDonald’s Red Devils dusted off the MacDonald’s Orange 5-3 in U11 boys action, highlighted by Cormac Gibson netting a hat trick and a helper.
Gavin Ingbrigston supplied 2+1 with other assists going to Exavier Roberts (3), Kalyb Makarenko-Dunlap and James Petreny on some hard work in the corners. Daniel (The Rock) Jassi was his usual stalwart self and chipped in a helper as well, while Kieran Nanda was spectacular in net, stopping a 4-on-0 breakaway with a great diving challenge.