It took them two months, but Rosters finally have their first victory in the North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Masters Division.
Susie Wiseman and Michelle Connolly each scored twice as Rosters shelled Courtesy Motors Sista’s 7-1 Tuesday night at Marshall #4 Field.
Wiseman bent one of her shots in from a crazy angle as Rosters went to 1-8. Renee Cooke, Cheryl Roddis and Denise Bateman all supplied singles. Bateman, making her striker debut, buried a beautiful header from a cross by Geri O’Brien, while Roddis converted one in off her chest. Jen Poulin was a powerhouse on defence and Funk rated MVP for her great positional play.
Andrea Zubot made a great through ball to Sherri MacDonald, who scored early for the 0-6-1 Sista’s.
Zubot rifled a high, fast shot towards the net in the second half, only to have Rosters keeper Peggy Warnes record an amazing catch with both hands high above her head.
Warnes and Jessico Garro of Courtesy Motors were selected Most Sportsmanlike Players.
League-leading Gray Monk Impact grounded Vernon Liquor Store 3-0 at MacDonald Park.
Myra McEwan counted the winner with a sweet chip over the VQA keeper after a nifty feed by Reagan Russell inside the 18.
Both teams applied pressure with Impact keeper Derri Ann Cooper pushing the ball wide as she dove right for an eye-popping save.
VQA (3-2-2) carried on with a stealth attack, but were denied by the 9-1 Impact back line of Christina Fraser, Lou Sheehan and Suzie Andrews.
The Impact responded with a beautiful cross from Janelle Smithson to Russell, who composed herself nicely before finishing. Russell later completed the hat trick.
Marvellous midfield play for the Impact came from Lori Phillip, Kim Wiebe and Jodi Hawthorne.
Dr. Lee Dental clipped the Chick Kickers 4-3 at MacDonald Park.
The Chick Kickers (5-4) opened the scoring at three minutes on a top-cheddar strike by Mel Jacobs, assisted by Joanne Lockhart and Jenny Garnett. Dr Lee levelling things 10 minutes later on a penalty kick by Irene Arrotta, awarded after Delinah Erbenich was taken down in the box by three defenders.
Jacobs put the Kickers ahead just before halftime. Kemper found Jessy Tanner open for a run in the middle and Tanner then did a flying toe flick, putting the ball to Jacobs, who fired a shot over the sun-blinded keeper Lisa Arrotta.
The Floss crew (5-2-1) came out revived after the half, controlling most of the play in the Chicks’ zone and posted the goal of the year by Barb Levesque – converting a mid-air volley pass from Cindy Worth from just outside the 18.
Dr. Lee Dental then took the lead for the first time after a booming kick from Arrotta to Jacquie Hansen, who found a sprinting Erbenich through the middle. Erbenich went around the entire defence and star keeper Robyn Sherwood for the 3-2 goal.
The Chicks equalized on a run and shot to the far corner by Kemper, assisted by Wendy Magnus. Erbenich netted the winner past Sherwood off a great through ball from Paula Brownlee.
Arrotta made a late game-winning save by coming out to block a shot from Jacobs.
Jacobs and Julie Bolin of Dr. Lee were chosen game MVPs.
TED United ambushed the Vernon Controllers 7-0 in Salmon Arm.
The Controllers’ defensive line was busy all night and did an effective job holding back 8-1 TED in a 2-0 first half. Karen Zupp, Christyna Whieldon, Emma Louie, and Jodi Peshko were steady and Michele Wernicke did a great job as sweeper.
Amy Shupe and Laura Champigny worked hard on the forward line, while Jessie Bicknell ran onto a lovely through ball from Tara Murray to drill a shot that just went wide.
Michele Wernicke was voted Most Sportsmanlike Player for the Controllers (1-2-4).
Do Itt Drywall brushed back the Blazers 3-2 at Marshall #4.
Kierra Bootsma snuck the ball past the Blazer keeper after some confusion in the box for the opening strike. Michelle Smith of the Blazers quickly answered from the top of the 18, but Drywall’s defence staved off any more shots the rest of the first 45.
Controlled passing and good shape led to Drywall’s next goal by Brittany Nenasheff, assisted by Brittany Pepper early in the second half.
Smith netted the equalizer off a quick penalty kick, but Allie Makasoff broke the tie with a corker from outside the 18 after a feed by Janessa Moore.
The Drywallers (3-5-2) got superior coaching from Liz Thompson. Smith, Amber Maltman and Madison Catt owned the middle for the Blazers (0-7-3).
Diane Neudorf, Milly Martin and Amanda Swales were stellar on the Blazer defence in front of a solid Rachel Cross.
Ashley Headington recorded the clean sheet as the Infonews.ca Newshounds grounded the North Enderby Celtics 3-0 at Marshall #5.
Kira Lee supplied the winner at 30 minutes after she coralled the ball on a sweet slide tackle and knocked it home from 18 yards.
Laine Grace added insurance on a breakaway in the 44th minute, the assist going to Silken Smart.
Maddy Laranjo nailed the corner on a pass from Emily Salustro for extra support near the 70th minute. The Hounds improved to 9-0, while the Celtics dipped to 3-3-3.