Vernon Controllers’ Deanna Baker (left) and Longhorn Impact’s Suzie Andrews battle for the ball in Masters Division soccer action Tuesday at Marshall Field #5.

Vernon Controllers’ Deanna Baker (left) and Longhorn Impact’s Suzie Andrews battle for the ball in Masters Division soccer action Tuesday at Marshall Field #5.

Fry sizzles for Dr. Lee

Dr. Lee Dental Clinic shut out the Celtics 1-0 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Division 1 match Tuesday.

Morning Star Staff

Dr. Lee Dental Clinic shut out the Celtics 1-0 in a hard-fought North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Division 1 match Tuesday night at Marshall Field #4.

Irene Arrotta delivered a short corner kick to Maddie Kaneda, who crossed a beautiful ball into the box, where an unmarked Leah Fry angled her body perfectly to register the only goal.

Kim Teichman, Loren Brunelle, Cindy Worth and Kelsey Halvorson held off the Celtic crew with a strong wall of defence. Stephanie Wilson, Halvorson and Arrotta controlled the ball in the middle and dispersed the ball well.

Dr. Lee welcomed back young superb college athletes Kaneda, Margo Fleming, and Halvorson to their lineup. Toni Bensmiller had a great showing in her Dr. Lee debut.

Celtic pride showed as the team in green never backed down and stuck in on all their tackles.

Missing last week’s game MVP Brittney Rutter, the Celtics had newcomer Shannon Walton sweeping in a position she hasn’t played much.

“Shannon did a great job on the back line; it will be nice to get her veteran skills into the centre midfield where she belongs,” said Celtics’ coach Graham Ross.

The Celtics battle Glenn Power of Salmon Arm next week an will have new recruit Charmaine Biagioni making her Celtic debut in net after returning from the coast.

In other Division 1 action, the Little Tex Outlaws shut down the AF Blazers 1-0 at Marshall #2.

Little Tex used Blazer keeper Katie Hatten for shooting practice but could only beat the athletic Hatten once with Kira Lee converting.

Veteran Christine Fraser enjoyed several great runs up the outside and set up many scoring chances, while Anita Rae was strong in the middle creating dangerous attacks with Lee. Christy Anderson had a strong game on defence.

The Blazers, who spent most of their time defending, received outstanding defensive games from Bettina Berger, Amber Maltman and Jessica Brewis. Carissa Morneau, Janna Cummings and Jen Moen had superb games in the midfield.

In first division games next Tuesday night, Little Tex goes up against Dr. Lee at Marshall #2, while the Celtics visit Glenn Power.




Longhorn, Controllers play to draw

The Longhorn Impact and Vernon Controllers battled to a scoreless draw in Masters Division play Tuesday night at Marshall #5.

Impact keeper Derri Ann Cooper was exceptional as she handled all back-line free kicks and crosses by the Controllers.

The Impact had a great scoring chance when left defender Lisa Boar just missed on an 18-yard kick after a nifty through ball by Jodi Hawthorne.

Kate Colbeck had a great game for Longhorn, setting up many chances for the forwards whosimply had trouble finishing. Impact coach Mike Sandstra has called for a practice during the upcoming bye week.

Playing even in the first half, the Controllers took it to the Impact in the second as they pushed hard to open the scoring.

Jacquie Nuyens had Cooper at her mercy hitting a 20-yarder from the corner of the 18, only to have it curl away from the unguarded net.

Emma Louie’s clever through ball found Jenny Currie for a blast on net from 20 yards out. Nuyens found Therese Weber in close for another good chance.

The Controllers got another solid effort from Jody Pope and the backline, but it was their midfield, led by Ang Durfeld, Felicia O’Gorman and Michele Wernicke which took charge, steering the ball and mounting the attack.

“It could well have been a victory for the Controllers had it not been for the efforts of the Impact keeper breaking up plays and knocking down dangerous crosses routinely,” said Controllers’ coach Doug Macdonald.




Setters stop Sista’s 2-0 at Marshall

Salmon Arm Setters Pub brushed back the  Season’s Sista’s 2-0 at sun-kissed Marshall #1.

Sista’s started with just 10 players and had Coco Fair volunteer to play goal which she did extremely well.

The Sista’s defence was kept busy with Susyn August seeing constant action along her wing and always digging to stop the rushes. Injured forward Kim Sylvester was splendid in the first half, almost sending a rocket into the Setters’ net, but the post got in the way.

Sylvester was forced to the sidelines with her ailment, but the Sista’s drove to the net again and again with the forwards Andy Zubot and Wendy Horner getting solid support from midfielders Lesley Williams, Kerry Story and Wendy Kowalchuck.

Salmon Arm scored once in each half.



United brushes back Kaos 3-0

Ted United grounded Kaos 3-0 in a Salmon Arm derby match at Credit Union Fields.

Liz Mair opened the scoring with a long-range looping shot. Sue Doray supplied the next two goals and United kept pressing but were denied by the sharp Kaos keeper.




NOU, Rosters go scoreless

Vernon Square Liquor Store NOU and Rosters Sports Club played to a scoreless draw Tuesday night at Marshall #3.

Dar Wiese registered the shutout for NOU, whose Player of the Game was gum-chewing defender Tania Willett, aggressive and first to the ball all night.

Teresa Collins maintained the centre of the field with her strong boots and quick footwork. Jan Townsend returned to the lineup despite a broken toe and was a trooper.

Nice passes up the middle went from Shelley Henry, Rita Tedesco and Carla Gibson to running midfielders Sue Barss, Char McNaught, Cheryl Roddis and Kim Cooper. Strong defenders Pat Neilson, Karen Benn and Shelly Johnston kept the area clean with their ‘release’ motto.




Merlot brush back Drillers 2-1

The Shuswap Merlot brushed back the Goplen’s Drillers 2-1 at Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm.

The Drillers played an excellent team game with strong communication and enjoyed several chances at net, but were unable to convert a goal until Lisa Lanaway was taken down in the penalty area in the second half.  She easily put away her free shot which put the Drillers within a goal of Merlot.

Once again, Lanaway and Michelle Loxam combined in the middle to distribute the ball to the wingers and forwards Lena Urquhart and Geri O’Brien.

Kylah Bryde made her season debut and showed fabulous command with some great long balls to the strikers.

Karen Zupp and veteran Jodi Peshko patrolled the back line. Newcomers Aggie Golosinski, Amber Tew, Karinda McGraw, Kate Ball, Krista MacGano and Michelle Clarke-Brown managed the midfield and back line with authority.