Faun Hastie bagged a deluxe deuce as the Little Tex Outlaws clipped the AF Blazers 3-2 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Division 1 action Tuesday night at Marshall Field #5.
Monica Neilson also scored for the Outlaws, who got stellar play from fill-in keeper Candace Lipski, named the Dairy Queen Lady of the Match.
Hastie twice calmly slipped the ball past a helpless keeper Katie Hatten, who recorded several clutch saves to keep things close. Elina Huisken ripped a Camilo-like shot off the crossbar and the rebound went to Hastie on her second goal.
Jasmine Whitling and Britteny Davidson enjoyed brilliant showings for Little Tex (7-2-5), while Anita Rae and Kira Lee had great games in the middle, distributing the ball and setting up many scoring chances.
Maria Thorlakson shined all night and ran miles in the midfield, while Lisa Stewart also sparkled in the midfield with many great crosses and scoring chances as Little Tex hammered the ball at the Blazer keeper all night.
After trailing 2-0, Jane Sutton converted a free kick from 40 yards to pull the Blazers within a goal 10 minutes before half.
Little Tex scored an early second-half goal before Shelby Price knocked in her own rebound for her second of the season. Price had several other scoring opportunities but was unable to capitalize.
Midfielders Sutton and Ali Clarke had stellar showings, while Amber Maltman, Jenny Hatten and Amanda Swales were solid at the back.
Chicks blank Controllers
With no subs and having to play the last 15 minutes short one player, the Chick Kickers showed tremendous will and heart as they blanked the Vernon Controllers 4-0 in Masters play at Marshall #3.
Michelle Johnson opened the scoring with a laser from outside the 18. Seconds later, Jenny Garnett buried a sweet shot to the corner off of a pass from Mel Jacobs.
Crystal Bergman then lobbed the ball over the defence to provide the speedy Jacobs with a successful one-on-one against keeper Mickey Templeton. Jacobs buried a 30-yard rocket just under the crossbar.
The 6-3-4 Chick Kickers’ defence of Thatyana Chay, Wendy Magnus, Robyn Sherwood, and Colline Johnson were firm, while Bonnie Mann and Tania Sladen played powerful games on the wings.
Johnson, Bergman, Garnett, and Jen Sorochuck had amazing games in the middle. Jacobs scored the final goal off a beautiful pass from Sladen. Bergman and Sorochuck shared netminding duties.
The NO-NO Hair Removal Lady of the Match was Jacobs, who was asked where all her vitality and energy came from. Jacobs, a local teacher, replied: “Try three weeks away from a classroom full of kids.”
Emma Louie, on a partial breakaway, just missed top corner for the 7-8-1 Controllers’ best chance of the first half. Jenn Spitzer ran in alone on a breakaway and hit the post in the second half.
Impact shuffle Rosters
Janelle Smithson and Lauren Harris both had hat tricks as the undefeated Longhorn Impact smothered Rosters 7-2 at Marshall #2.
Dawn Lemiski, after only being on the pitch for five minutes, put a beautiful feed for the first goal by Harris.
Smithson followed with a gorgeous tap in off a cross from Harris, while Minda Chittenden converted on a cracker, top shelf, from outside the 18.
Super sub Kate Colbeck had a stellar game on left wing and defence for the Impact, making several great tackles.
Dana Hornibrook tried the stopper position for the first time and proved to be very capable. After being up a few goals, Longhorn unleashed Derri Ann Cooper from netminder duty and she responded with some very good corners and other plays.
Becky McLennan deflected a blast off an Impact player for the first Rosters’ goal, while Lisa Fogel scored the goal of the game from 30 yards with a corker that left the keeper looking over her shoulder in disbelief.
Mike Sandstra’s 17-0 Impact finish the season next week against the Shuswap Merlot. Rosters dropped to 1-8-3.
Drillers double up Sistas
Goplen’s Drillers doubled Season’s Sistas 4-2 at Marshall #1 with Shelley Zupp contributing an assist hat trick to jumpstart the Drillers.
In the early going, Zupp fed winger Geri O’Brien who carried it towards the net. Her shot hit the far post and went straight to forward Karen Zupp, who nicely finished.
Minutes later, Jodi Peshko relayed Shannon Lewis a perfect through ball and she connected for a 2-0 lead.
Shelley Zupp then passed back to Kelly Megyesi, who calmly took a left-footed shot from outside the 18 and put it over the out stretched arms of Sista keeper Wendy Nadeau.
In the second half, Shelley Zupp again fed O’Brien, who again put the Drillers up by two after the Sistas equalized.
Dianne Neudorf scored off a cross from Kim Sylvester for the first Sista goal, while Andrea Zubot went top corner with her left foot after a nice pass back to the corner of the 18 by Krista Blankley.
Coach Alistair Duncan praised the 3-8-3 Drillers for their best technical play of the season. Sista’s dipped to 1-11-1.
TED takes United battle
TED United grounded North Okanagan United 4-1 in Salmon Arm.
(Lean) Lena Dean connected on a beauty in the first half for NOU (4-6-5), who ended their Canadian season Thursday night versus the Chick Kickers. NOU is in the World Masters Games, Aug. 2-11, in Torino, Italy.
The second-place Shuswap gals (11-2-1) bombarded NOU keeper Dar Wiese with shots, one she blocked with her face.