Newshounds humble Timber 3-1 Newshounds brushed back the North Enderby Timber Celtics 3-1 in a first-place showdown Tuesday night

  • Jun. 10, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Morning Star Staff Newshounds brushed back the North Enderby Timber Celtics 3-1 in a first-place showdown Tuesday night at MacDonald Park.

The Newshounds lead the North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Division 1 at 6-0, while NET is second at 3-2-1.

The Celtics took an early lead at five minutes when Jodi Bariesheff played a through ball to Carly Smith, who used her speed and strength battling hard down the left side of the pitch to swirl in a Euro Cup-style finish with the outside of her left foot.

The game was tied up shortly after when University of Calgary Dinosaur Kira Lee hammered home a 30-yarder.

The first few plays in the second half led to a defensive miscue leaving Dairy Queen Lady of the Match Tessa Coulthard with only Celtic keeper Ashley Krause to beat after a feed down the left flank from Lee, making it 2-1.

Midway through the second half, Maria Thorlakson scored insurance on a scramble.

Krause made some amazing saves as she faced her father Ron’s team. Jamie Dillon and Casey Benz were standouts in the middle of the back line for the Timber.

In Masters play, TED United clipped the Vernon Chick Kickers 3-2 in a battle of contenders in Salmon Arm.

The Chicks (6-2) came out in playoff mode and went ahead 2-0 by 20 minutes. The first goal came from some aggressive tackles deep in the United end creating a turnover that Dawn Ansdell gobbled up and buried.

The second goal came off a corner with Jen Kemper converting on a rebound.

Chick goalie Robyn Sherwood was forced to make some glorious saves and Red Robin Lady of the match Wendy Magnus managed to dig one off the line as United (6-1-1) fired three unaswered goals.

The Controllers and Rosters battled to a 1-1 draw at Marshall Field #4.

Rosters opened the scoring midway through the first half on a gorgeous cross by Katie Reid that found open centre forward Michelle Connolly for the finish.

Sportsmanship award winner for Rosters was Tessa Derksen and player of the match went to Connolly.

Angela Durfeld delivered a lovely shot that went just wide of the Rosters net and the Controllers (2-5-1) equalized early in the second half on a fantastic cross from the corner by Tara Murray to freshman forward Carla Rayner, who had time to set up and find the top, left corner.

It was Rayner’s first snipe of the season. She was awarded Player of the Match as she was playing with a sore achilles.

Jessie Bicknell almost capitalized on another cross from Murray in the second half, while Karen Zupp just missed finishing.

Irene Arrotta and Deanna Baker supplied the snipes as Squires Four/Dr. Lee Dental brushed off the host Shuswap Kaos 2-0.

Squires leads the loop at 8-0, while Kaos dipped to 3-3-2.

The Gray Monk/Longhorn Impact ambushed the Courtesy Motors Sistas 8-0 at Marshall #5.

The Sistas sagged when super-sweeper Bridget Frick suffered a game-ending ankle injury midway near the 70th minute after a collision with an attacking Impact forward.

Deb Rosher stepped into sweeper did an admirable job. Keeper Wendy Nadeau made multiple stops to prevent double digits.

No results were reported by the Impact, who improved to 4-3-1, good for sole possession or fourth spot.

The VQA and Shuswap Merlot ran to a 1-1 draw.

Mighty Gail Atha popped in the VQA goal on a scramble. Jen Hatten anchored the back line, Carly Bibby was a force up front and Bobbie Jo Gordon was stellar in net as VQA went to 0-5-2. The Merlot are 1-4-3.