After a less-than stellar performance the week prior, Rosters made up for it in North Okanagan Women’s Masters Soccer Division Tuesday at Marshall Field.
Rosters blanked Courtesy Motors Sistas 4-0 behind two goals from Michelle Connolly (the first on a beautiful pass from Katie Reid). Andrea Southam, Rosters’ player of the match, scored once and set up Jen Funk’s second-half goal.
Aggie Golonsinski was the most sportsmanlike player for Rosters.
The Sistas’ most sportsmanlike player was Diane Neudorf for supporting her team in both defence and forward.
Gray Monk/Longhorn Impact tied Chick Kickers 2-2 at Marshall.
Impact scored in the first 10 minutes, with Fahn Bacon pouncing on a communication mix up between Kickers’ keeper Robyn Sherwood and defender Shaun Duncan to launch a shot from 18 yards into the top left corner.
Impact led 2-0 at half.
Keeper Lori Philips made a world-class save on a breakaway, making herself big and smothering the shot.
Game MVP went to Bacon, and a special mention to Jodi Hawthorne and Stacey Cover.
The Kickers regained composure and played a solid passing game throughout the second half.
Dawn Ansdell rocketed an unstoppable shot past the Impact keeper, and the Kickers’ equalizer came from midfielder Joanne Lockhart, who took a shot from the right side that was perfectly timed and skimmed the underside of the cross bar.
Midfielder Crystal Bergman was pivotal in connecting plays for the Chicks throughout the game.
Jenn Kemper’s skilled footwork in the last 10 seconds of the game nearly earned the Chicks’ winning goal, but the Impact keeper came up with the save of the game.
Most sportsmanlike player went to Steph Curtis for her ever-steady presence and calmness on defence.
At Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm, Squires Four Pub/Dr. Lee Dental won 3-0 over Salmon Arm Kaos.
Barb Levesque opened the scoring for Squires on a 25-yard strike off the post.
On a feed through the middle from Irene Arrotta, Andi King showed patience as she let the Kaos keeper make the first move, then went around her and placed the ball in the corner to put Squires up 2-0 before the half.
Tori Feser made it 3-0 for Squires with a great one-timer inside the 18, after a pass from King.
Lisa Arrotta made some great saves to earn a well-deserved shutout. Sportswomen of the match went to Marisa Wiebe.
The VQA beat the Controllers 4-3 in a close game at Marshall Field.
The Controllers opened up the scoring shorthanded in the first five minutes when Amy Shupe received a through ball on the left side from midfielder Tara Murray. Shupe managed to elude the VQA defenders and put the ball past their keeper low on the left side.
Shupe almost scored again on a header that just went wide on a cross from forward Emma Louie.
Murray scored the second goal on a breakaway up the middle from a well-positioned ball by centre mid Angela Durfeld.
Durfeld scored from a feed up the middle by Shupe.
The Controllers’ defence was kept busy by VQA’s speedy forwards looking to break through. Maritza McLeod and Brandie Hunter were relentless in running down their speedy checks. Martina Allen was patient and read the play well to move the ball up her offence to create opportunities.
Jodi Peshko was solid in midfield and used her speed to help contain some of the VQA offence to the outside. A welcome back to Jody Pope, who was a maniac all match on right defence, using her agility and speed to carry the ball from her end and attack up front with her forward line.
Player of the match went to Michele Wernicke, who filled in as keeper and did a fabulous job anticipating shots, organizing her defenders, and shutting down the majority of VQA’s offence.
In Division 1 play, the Infonews Newshounds shutout the Blazers 10-0.
The Newshounds scored five in each half with deuces by Kira Lee, Mary Bennett, Megan Prentice and Jenessa Moore.
Singles went to Tessa Coulthard and Maria Thorlakson who played their last game of the season.
North Enderby Timber Celtics made their first-ever appearance at Greater Vernon Athletics Park a memorable one, downing the Ball Blasters 5-2.
Woman of the Match Carly Smith helped open the scoring, sliding the ball to Genevieve Nice for a tap-in.
With the teams tied 1-1 at the half, the Celtics erupted for four second-half goals from Ashley Krause on a powerful left-footer, set up beautifully by Smith and Tori Reid; Nice, with her second that went bar down from a free kick; and two from Smith, one on a nifty through ball from Jaime Dillon.
Veteran Samantha Adam was a standout in midfield in her final game in green and white stripes.