Morning Star Staff
Delinah Erbinich pulled the hat trick as Dr. Lee Dental Clinic clinched the North Okanagan Women’s Soccer League Division 1 title with a 9-4 victory over the AF Blazers Tuesday night at Marshall Field #4.
It was 4-2 Dr. Lee at the half and it became 5-4 for the Floss crew 10 minutes into the second half before Erbinich set up Jacquie Hansen and Kim Teichman in between netting her third of the game to put things out of reach.
Jennesa Moore and Stephanie Wilson added two goals each, while Ally Dodds and Lori Shippy set up two each.
London Drugs Lady of the Match Cindy Worth was excellent in the half and back line for Dr. Lee (13-2-1), who have four games remaining.
Hailey Woon started the Blazer scoring by converting a pass from Jenny Hatten. Ali Clarke then deflected in a cross from Shantell Hayhurst.
In the second half, Clarke clicked again with a beautiful shot from 25 yards. Hayhurst rounded out the Blazer offence with Clarke earning the assist.
Amber Maltman, Amanda Swales and Shelby Price went hard on the 5-9-2 Blazer defensive line.
Celtics brush back Wrap Zone 4-1
The North Enderby Timber Celtics toppled the Wrap Zone 4-1 at Marshall #5.
Shannon Nolting started the scoring with a 25- yard blast off the crossbar. The Celtics went up by two a few minutes later after from a throw to flick master Carly Smith, who found Jodi Bariesheff at full speed on a partial breakaway.
NET recorded their third goal on a scramble with Smith feeding Sam Adam, who hammered the ball top right from just inside the 18.
Heidi Holtmann completed the 9-5-2 NET attack with a pass from Jen Siegmueller. Holtmann showed her calm demeanour and curled the ball past the outstretched keeper. Winless Wrap Zone scored late.
The Little Tex Outlaws applied the heat but fell 2-1 to Glenn Power in Salmon Arm.
Fabulous team work and digging deep kept Little Tex pressuring Glenn Power with Monica Neilson drawing a foul and securing a penalty kick and goal by Jasmine Whittling.
The Outlaws are 7-4-5, while Glenn Power is 7-5-4.
Chick Kickers rattle Rosters 4-2
Rosters’ modest two-game Masters Division winning streak came to an end Tuesday night at Marshall #2 when they fell 4-2 to the Chick Kickers.
Rosters (2-10-4) opened the scoring when Marissa Wiebe put a through ball to Becky McLennan, who buried a scorcher from the 18.
The Sporting Club girls went up by a deuce when Deanna Baker buried a cross from McLennan. Everything seemed to be going in Rosters’ favour with some sweet saves by both keeper Peggy Warnes and the crossbar.
With this being longtime captain Wendy Martens’ last game of the year, (moving to the Coast), the Chicks came out strong and produced a flurry of shots but couldn’t beat Warnes.
Down 2-0, the Kickers had a water break, regrouped, then started to take more control of the game. Michelle Johnson scored on a penalty after forcing her way into the box and was taken down hard. Warnes dove and nearly turned away the low corner corker.
Jennifer Garnett , with her best effort of the year, busted through the Roster defence with sensational footwork and blasted a shot through Warnes’ arms and trickled across the line.
Starting the second half full of attitude, Garnett was put in alone with a great through ball by tireless Colline Johnson and converted convincingly.
After stalwart keeper Robyn Sherwood stopped a couple of Rosters’ chances, the Chicks put the game away for good with insurance from Jen Sorochuk.
With the Roster defence holding the Chicks’ forwards near midfield, Sorochuk waited patiently for Johnson, again putting a superb pass over her head before running on to it. The Rosters’ defender had no chance to catch the speedy Sorochuk as she buried a sizzler from the right side.
It was a moral victory for Rosters, who were thumped 11-0 by the Kickers earlier this season.
Rosters had great efforts in the middle from Christine Trickey, Daralee Morris, Andrea Southam and Jodi Swartz, who all had to be tenacious and fast to keep up with the tricky Kickers (10-3-4).