Longhorn Impact drain Merlot

The Longhorn Impact got three goals each from Myra McEwan and Lauren Harris in a 7-0 whitewashing of the Shuswap Merlot at MacDonald Park.

The Longhorn Impact got three goals each from Myra McEwan and Lauren Harris in a 7-0 whitewashing of the Shuswap Merlot at MacDonald Park.

The Impact improved to 5-0 in the North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Masters Division.

McEwan earned the Dairy Queen Lady of the Match for her first-half hat trick. Dawn Heiss had a tap in to complete the offence.

Harris arrived after the first half to give the Impact a full team. Kim Weibe, Suzie Andrews, Edeen Ramsey, McEwan and Dawn Lemiski all put in valiant efforts despite playing numerous games in the Victoria Day Oldtimers tournament.

Keeper Julie Hamer posted the shutout as the Impact broke in their new uniforms that look like the Swedish flag with bright yellow socks.

The Chick Kickers extended their winning streak to four games with a 5-1 win over the Goplen Drillers at Marshall #1.

After 15 minutes of pressure in the Drillers’ end, Crystal Bergman scored to trigger the 3-1-2 Kickers’ attack. Jen Sorochuk, who was the Target game MVP, earned a hat trick in the first half and then added in a nice fourth in response to the 1-4-1 Drillers’ goal.

Assists came from Bergman and Mel Jacobs. Michelle Johnson, Tania Sladen, and Kelly Challen were bold on the wings, with Bergman, Tina Garrison, Wendy Martens, and Wendy Magnus clutch in the middle. Sorochuck and Marilyn Vanderdeen were stellar in net.

North Okanagan United and Shuswap Kaos also got soaked as they battled to a 1-1 draw at Marshall #3.

Carly Bibby scored for NOU, who ran with just 10 players, most weary from the weekend tourney.

Bibby and Carla Gibson operated the front line with help from middles Teresa Collins and Shelley Henry. Jan Townsend and Shelley Johnston played in pants.

TED United of Salmon Arm joined the Impact at 5-0 after they trumped the Controllers 1-0 in a hard-fought battle in the rainy Shuswap.

A fortunate bounce was converted into a rocket and snuffed out as Mickey Templeton of the Controllers (2-3-1) made a brilliant save on a point-blank attempt in the 20th minute.

Minutes later, Felicia O’Gorman got her head on a Michele Wernicke corner and drove it just over the crossbar for the Controllers’ best chance of the scoreless half.

A United forward broke in alone and was stoned again by Templeton early in the second half. Templeton was the J.C. Bradley Jewellers Lady of the Match for Vernon.

The Controllers had some glorious chances but the TED United keeper denied Ang Durfeld, Jenn Spitzer and Wernicke. The winner came with 15 minutes left as Cathy Bartsch got it past Templeton after the ball had pin-balled around the 18.

The Controllers got great games from midfielders Durfeld, O’Gorman, Wernicke and Krista Copeland, with Michelle Mercer and Spitzer dangerous up front.

Forwards Leslie Epp and Krista Backer, along with Jacquie Nuyens, Shawn Yargeau and Jenny Currie had strong games moving the ball forward. The back line of Val Percy, Brandie Hunter and Jody Pope held their own against a potent United attack.

Heavy rain and wind helped Dr. Lee’s Dental bounce the AF Blazers 5-2 in Division 1 play Tuesday night at Marshall Field #2.

Dr. Lee’s (5-1) started the scoring with a sweet chip over keeper Katie Hatten’s head by Jacquie Hansen.

The Blazers equalized when Blazer striker Shantell Hayhurst buried a 30-yard corker, but Jill Rintoul made it 2-1 on a 30-yard blast for her first goal since her youth soccer days.

The Blazers (2-3-1) once again levelled the score when Jeruscha Bahmuller converted from Ali Clarke before Leah Frye put the Floss crew ahead for good on a great header on a cross from Hansen.

Jenessa Moore recorded her first of the season on a great strike from just inside the penalty area and Ally Dodds finished things off with a precision run through the middle and a bullet to the corner.

The North Enderby Timber Celtics toppled Wrap Zone 4-1 at Marshall #4.

Jen Russell scored first for NET, streaking down the right side and hammering it off the out stretched keeper Carol Ann Bourdon, who volunteered to play net with both regular keepers absent.

Jen Siegmueller calmly dribbled up the right side and chipping it over Bourdon for the 2-0 goal, while the Celtics’ 3-0 goal came from an indirect free kick inside the 18. Shannon Nolting played the ball to Ashley Krause, who hammered the ball over the six-player wall.

Heidi Holtmann completed the scoring on a rebound.

Hailey Noakes scored on a rebound of a penalty kick for the first-year Wrap Zone crew. Charmaine Biagioni made the initial save and almost stopped the second shot.