Rosters Sports Club shut down the Vernon Controllers 1-0 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Masters Division play Tuesday night at Marshall Field #2.
Crafty Monica Jatel popped a 20-yarder over keeper Michelle Embleton and under the crossbar with 13 minutes remaining.
Rosters worked well together with lots of pressure up front and good control on defence. Super striker Renee Cooke returned from a broken ankle and showed awesome tenacity and hard work.
Italian Kitchen Player of the Match for the Controllers went to Emma Louie, who was relentless on defence in the first half and then used her speed as a forward in the second half creating several scoring chances.
Angela Durfeld controlled the ball well up the middle and distributed the ball wisely up to the Controller attackers. Val Percy and Jodi Peshko had a great game on defence, running down Rosters attempts at fast breakaways, and keeping the play out of the 18 for most of the night.
Currie fires up Pubbers
In other Masters action, the subless Squires Four Pub pulled out a 3-1 win over Kaos on a smoky night in Salmon Arm.
Jennie Currie supplied the first goal after she dashed down the left flank and delivered a cross that ended up in the Kaos net.
Jacquie Hansen kept the momentum up for the Pubbers when Irene Arrotta dropped the ball to Marisa Wiebe, who crossed the ball to a running Hansen who struck it into the back of the net. The Kaos replied with a controversial goal before the half.
Irene Arrotta earned her second assist of the night when her throw-in found Currie down the right wing. Currie crossed a gift to Barb Levesque in front of the net and she buried a rocket after beating the last defender.
Lisa Arrotta made some great saves to keep Kaos from scoring any more goals, receiving help from a strong defensive line of Sarah Green, Marisa Wiebe and Melissa Tkachuk, Currie, Jill Rintoul, Irene Arrotta and Barb Levesque.
The hustle of the forward line of Cindy Worth, Marianne DeFoor and Hansen kept the Kaos back line and keeper busy.
The Longhorn/Gray Monk Impact rolled over the Adventure Bay Sistas 5-1 at Marshall Field #1.
Diane Neudorf started the scoring on the Sistas’ first shot as she connected on a long bomb to beat the Impact keeper at 20 minutes.
Super sub Nicole Watson equalized near the end of the half on a sweet solo effort. Neudorf and Jessica Garro had a few more chances but couldn’t make another count.
Ashley Beuchler pulled the hat trick for the Impact, getting two while making circles around the defenders off the goal line. She was named the Boston Pizza Player of the Match.
Alecia McCreary shot from outside the 18 and buried one to finish the Impact offence.
Christine Fraser was dynamite at sweeper for honourable mention.
TED United of Salmon Arm grounded the Chick Kickers 2-0 at Grahame Park.
The Kickers started with 11 and were down to nine by the recess due to injuries. They held a good portion of play in the first half with Jenny Garnett missing on two high-speed runs on net, where she was foiled by the TED keeper.
The Kickers frustrated United with aggressive, tight checking until the 65th minute when Karen Turner caught star keeper Robyn Sherwood cheating and fired a long wind-assisted volley over her head and in. Kayla Sharman scored a late insurance tally.
Jessica Tanner (Wings Player of the Game) and Colline Johnson were the anchors for the Vernon defence, while midfielders Kelly Challen, Sharon Storms and Tania Sladen were equal to their checks.
Sherwood, playing injured, played lights out to keep the Chicks close in the second half.
Whitling’s deuce sparks Outlaws
The Little Tex Outlaws ambushed the shorthanded NET Celtics 5-0 in Division 1 play at Marshall #5.
Jasmine Whitling and Jenessa Moore scored to give Little Tex a 2-0 halftime lead. Katelyn Dyck, Mary Bennett and Whitling rounded out the scoring in the final 45.
The Celtics played with eight players for the whole game and ran out of gas in the last 20 minutes. Jen Knopp had a strong game for the Texans and Eileen Fox recorded the shutout.
Runaway Division 1 leading Peacock Sheridan Group humbled Do It Drywall 11-1 Tuesday night at Marshall #4.
Paced by forward (Player of the Game) Lana Finley, the Reds took a 4-0 lead to half and then exploded in the final 45 minutes for seven more .
Finley hit for five goals (18 on the season), including a 25-yard rocket which slammed off the bottom of the crossbar and crossed the line.
Speedy forwards Mairi Horth and Mel Shannon added two tallies each with Cheyenne Dedla and Lindsey Briggs drilling singles. Briggs leads the league with 20 goals.
Briggs and defender Mel Starchuk split keeper duties with starting netminder Jenn Knourek lost for the season since late June.
The Drywallers beat Briggs on a well finished breakaway midway through the second half. PSG defender Nicole Berns was tireless, constantly pushing forward into attack.