Rosters snapped a three-game losing skid by shutting down Goplen Drillers 2-0 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Masters Division play Tuesday night at Marshall Field #3.
Becky McLennan supplied the winner early in the half. Despite lots of opportunities, Rosters couldn’t capitalize on more chances until the dying minutes when Tina Pelleboer netted her first of the season.
Hockey calendar girl Karen Benn earned the shutout, making some sensational stops in the second half. Michelle Mulholland was solid on defence and Marissa Weibe was picture perfect shutting down some of the Drillers’ speedy forwards.
Controllers shut down Kaos
The Vernon Controllers clipped the Shuswap Kaos 1-0 in Salmon Arm.
Neither team could mount much of an attack in the first half with the best chances going to the Controllers.
Scoreless at the half, the visitors cranked it up and dominated in the second half. Ang Durfeld put one off the crossbar and headed the rebound off the post in one sequence. Forward Leslie Epp drilled one off the crossbar and Jenny Currie followed with one off the post. Emma Louie couldn’t convert a far-post cross from Durfeld as the Controllers came in waves.
Finally, with 10 minutes to go, Epp’s determination paid off as she got her own rebound in close and put the ball over the line with the Kaos keeper Jan Crerar on the ground. Player of the Match was Crerar, who at times was the only Kaos defender. Mickey Templeton recorded the shutout.
Bibby banks equalizer
Newbie Carly Bibby scored just seconds before the final whistle to give North Okanagan United a 1-1 draw with Salmon Arm Setter’s Pub.
Sarah Kwantes and Shelley Henry failed on two penalty kicks, one going straight at the keeper, and the other going up and over the net.
Red Robin Lady of the Match Wendy Stevens created many attacks with her patience and twisty turns for NOU, whose defence stood strong and protected their keeper Dar Weisse.
The Chick Kickers ambushed Seasons Sistas 7-0 at Marshall #2. No details were reported.
Blazers ground Glenn Power
In Division 1 action, the AF Blazers used a gutsy team performance to shut down Glenn Power Contracting of Salmon Arm 2-0 at Marshall #1.
With just 10 players, the Blazers’ Jeruscha Bahmuller converted a brilliant through ball from veteran Jenny Hatten midway through the first half.
An early second-half injury left the Blazers with nine, but Hailey Woon used her speed on the forward line to deke through the defence and register her fifth goal of the season. Jane Sutton earned the assist.
After going up by a deuce, Hatten and Woon dropped back and played excellent defensive games as Salmon Arm moved the ball well in an attempt to exploit the weary Blazers.
Keeper Katie Hatten was phenomenal, making several dazzling saves to earn her second shutout of the season. She also used her long drop kicks to clear the half and give her defenders a much needed breather.
Defenders Sutton, Jeanette Maleska and Amanda Swales were stellar on defence as Glenn Power enjoyed three consecutive corners in the late going.
Midfielders Bahmuller, Holly Wylie and Janna Cummings did an exceptional job.
Dr. Lee ambushed the first-year Wrap Zone 13-0 in Division 1 play at Marshall #5.
Leah Frye and Delinah Erbinich each pulled hat tricks and two assists, while Ally Dodds pocketed 2+3. Singles came from Andi King, Jacquie Hansen, Stephanie Wilson, Kim Teichman and Jennesa Moore.
Irene Arrotta had three helpers, while sister Lisa earned the shutout.
Brown’s Social House Lady of the Match Lori Shippy controlled the midfield for Dr. Lee.
NET and Tex play to stalemate
NET and Little Tex battled to a scoreless draw at Marshall #4.
The Timber started with 10 players and stepped things up until an 11th showed up for the final half. Samantha Adam had a standout game in centre midfield.
“With a lagging hamstring injury and no subs Sam stood alone to outwork every player on the pitch,” said NET coach Graham Ross.