Birthday girl Brittany Davison earned the Little Tex Lady of the match as the Outlaws lassoed the AF Blazers 5-1 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Division 1 play Tuesday night.
Davison hustled all game at Marshall Field #4 and supplied two gorgeous goals as the Outlaws improved to 10-4-5 with one week left in the season.
Davison’s first goal came off a header after a beautiful cross from Maria Thorlakson.
Jasmine Whitling then assisted Christine Fraser’s goal with Fraser pushing the ball forward to the 18 and pulling off a sweet give-and-go for the tap in.
Toren Huntley counted the third Little Tex tally, while Stacey Cover drilled a long ball at the keeper which was then headed in by (Lean) Lena Dean.
Defenders Steff Conti, Kristy Anderson and Cover hustled all 90 minutes, while the whole team delivered some smart passes to dominate the play. Anita Rae and Candace Lipiski shared goal keeping duties and were stellar in the heat.
Krista Ference had the Blazer goal with Hailey Woon earning the assist. The Blazers (6-11-2) received all-star performances on defence from Amber Maltman, Amanda Swales, Shelby Price and Jenny Hatten.
First-place Dr. Lee Dental pulled out a 3-2 win over the North Enderby Timber Celtics at Marshall #5.
The Floss crew (15-3-1) opened the offence when Jenessa Moore fed Stephanie Wilson, who relayed a through ball to Toni Bensmiller for the nice finish.
The second goal came from a marvellous cross from Irene Arrotta to Moore, who carried the ball to just inside the 18 and struck a bullet to the top corner.
The Celtics (11-6-2) battled big time to earn a penalty late in the first half, converted by veteran Sarah Ehman.
Bensmiller snuck a ball away from the Celtics’ keeper and slot home the 3-1 tally.
Speedster Jen Siegmueller got NET to within a goal with a superb cross to Meghan Smith, who buried a world-class volley.
Moore, Ally Dodds, Jill Rintoul and Arrotta all enjoyed bold nights on the Dr. Lee half line.
In Masters play, the Chick Kickers brushed back shortstaffed TED United 4-1 at Marshall #2.
Center midfielder Colline Johnson jumpstarted the Kickers’ attack after springing free with a magical through ball from Jen Garnett.
The TED keeper kept her crew in the game long enough for them to equalize just before the half, but that was all they saw of the net.
With firm goalkeeping from Robyn Sherwood and dyanmic defence from Bonnie Mann, Wendy Magnus, Elisha Kittson and Marilyn Vanderdeen, the talented TED forwards had few chances.
The second half saw precise passing and great communication from the Chicks as they took full control. With wingers Tania Sladen and Kelly Challen tiring out the TED defence, the field opened up and goals started flowing.
Crystal Bergman, from Jenny Sorochuk, Garnett, from Melissa Jacobs, and Jacobs, on a great feed by hard-working Tina Garrison, supplied goals for the 12-3-4 Kickers. United dipped to 15-3-2.
Rosters drew 2-2 with host Shuswap Kaos Tuesday night.
First-half keeper Peggy Warnes was fabulous in earning a clean sheet for Rosters (3-10-6), who went in front when Daralee Morris passed to Becky McLennan, who beat the outside defender and teed up a shot from the 18 that sailed over the keeper’s head.
Karen Benn took over net duties in the second half and delivered some long drop kicks up the side that sent forwards on some nice runs without any luck.
Determined play in the middle landed McLennan another ball just inside the box that she once again launched over the keeper’s head.
The Kaos girls turned up the pressure for about 10 minutes and managed to level the score, improving to 5-12-2.
Awesome efforts up front were turned in by Warnes, Marianne Defoor and Deanna Baker, who were stonewalled by the Kaos keeper.