John Matejicka pulled the hat trick as the Silver Stars outlasted West Kelowna 6-4 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League action Thursday night at Constable Neil Bruce Field.
Stevie Coombs blasted two from long distance in the thriller. Boris Pasieka enjoyed a stellar showing on the Stars’ back line.
In other 50s play, Summerland FC shelled Vernon Kal Tire 6-2 at Reiswig Park in Lake Country.
Bill Clark, his son Josh and Eduardo Cacace each supplied a deuce for Summerland, while Kevin Mitchell, on a top-cheese shot from 15 yards, and Denis Chabot, on a magical dipsy-doodle through four defenders, replied for Kal Tire (13-4).
Midfielder Rob Parkin was the Dairy Queen Man of the Match for the Tiremen.
Meanwhile, the Sunterra Custom Homes Sistas grounded Capri Insurance 7-2 in women’s Division 2 play Thursday night at Marshall #2.
Sarah Ehman pocketed the opening Sunterra goal, assisted by Cassandra Otto and Deanna Baker.
The second goal was the start of Amy Fitchett’s natural hat trick, and it came from a nice pass up the line from rookie defender Amanda Gaythorpe, handled well by Ehman. Fitchett shot from outside the 18 over the keeper’s head.
Fitchett then buried a feed from Nicole Williams, and got her hatty by popping one over the keeper after a pass by Gaythorpe.
Tanya Wirachowsky fired the fifth goal off a free kick by Fitchett.
Otto earned the sixth tally off a feed from keeper-turned-forward Susan August.
The final Sunterra goal was the result of nice short passing between Kim Sylvester and Becky Birbilis, with Birbilis finding net.
The Green Rockets brushed off Centerline Attack 4-2 at Marshall #4 with Anna Clarke producing two snipes.
Leah Willinger and Dana Dimmick added singles for the Rockets in the fun-filled match.
Rachel Cross made some great saves, while Shantelle Price and Brittany Chase displayed fancy footwork. Centerline’s defence made it very hard for the Rockets to break through.
Dimmick is sorry to see the Rockets’ first season coming to an end next week.
“We started out not knowing each other’s names and now we are playing as a team and have made some great friendships along the way,” said Dimmick.
Centerline started with only seven players and finished with 10, getting two goals from Emily Sapsford. Keeper duties were shared by Kris Ponto and Azra Cawley. The Sir Winston’s Lady of the Match was sweeper/stopper Megan Mackus.
Centreline got strong defensive games by Mandy Norwood and Tessa Derksen.
In Division 1 play Thursday night, the NET Celtics clipped the AF Blazers 2-1 at Marshall #3.
The Celtics opened the scoring when Carly Smith flicked on a Karmin Nijjar corner kick to Tori Reid, who was well positioned to knock it in.
The shorthanded Blazers displayed a solid team effort, with Amanda Swales scoring by using great control to take up space and convert from 30 yards.
Early in the second half, star midfielder Jodi Bariesheff hammered a shot from outside the 18, and Maddy Demers calmly slotted home the rebound.
The Blazers’ Hailey Woon, Krista Ference and Shantell Hayhurst used there speed on the forward line to push for the equalizer, but were unable to convert on several quality chances.
Jenny Hatten, Amber Altwasser and Nicole Stensrude played awesome two-way games in the midfield. Amber Maltman, Swales and Janna Cummings were outstanding on defence in support of keeper Katie Hatten.
Dr. Lee Dental took advantage of shortstaffed Glenn Power of Salmon Arm and cruised to a 4-0 win at Marshall #5.
Sun Valley Source for Sports Lady of the Match Jennesa Moore scored once and set up Delinah Erbenich for two snipes, as the 14-3-1 Floss crew controlled much of the play.
Stephanie Wilson, with mom Barb watching from the sidelines, converted a 20-yard free kick for the other goal. Lori Shippy ran miles in the midfield, supported by Jill Rintoul and Irene Arrotta. Lisa Arrotta earned the clean sheet.