It came down to their final game of North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association season, but Seasons Sista’s finally posted a win.
The Sista’s capped their Masters Division campaign with a 3-1 decision over Shushwap Kaos in a Thursday night make-up game on a swampy Marshall Field #2.
Kim Sylvester opened the scoring at the 15-minute mark on a beauty feed from Sacha Schenker. Sylvester rifled a shot from 20 yards out, and a slight redirect off a Kaos defender sent it into the top right corner.
Kaos, playing with only nine players, kept hustling in the second half. With high winds in their favour, they equalized with a high shot, over the reach of Seasons’ netminder Suzyn August.
For the remainder of the game, August was a dream killer, stopping any further attempts on net.
The Sistas’ Andrea Zubot set up the winner, sending a back pass to midfielder Sherry Wiebe, who calmly tucked one behind the Kaos keeper.
Becky Birbilis completed the attack on a pass from Keri Storey.
Deb Whitling, Wendy Horner, Darlene Toews, Lesley Williams and Schenker all played well in a variety of positions. Sistas’ coach Kerry Zubot credited the ladies for their best passing game of the year, with lots of give-and-goes and unselfish playmaking.
Zubot made things exciting by shaking up the roster to give everyone a chance at new positions.
In other Thursday night Masters action, the Chick Kickers wrapped up the season with an explosive 9-2 win over third-place Longhorn Impact.
The Chicks could do no wrong, supplying all their offence in the first half. Kelly Challen opened the onslaught with her first of two goals, with Crystal Bergman, Jenny Garnett and Mel Jacobs also supplying two apiece. Shauna Duncan unleashed a world-class strike from 30 yards out to complete the Kicker attack.
Edeen Ramsay and Myra McEwan handled the offence for the Impact.
The Chicks’ Marilynn Vanderdeen and Tric Cox had superb games at outside midfield.
Kickers’ coach Mike Johnson and player Charlene Johnson announced their retirement from the team after many years of dedicated service. The team praised player/manager Wendy Martens for her devotion both on and off the pitch.
Salmon Arm’s TED United completed an unbeaten Masters season (18-0-2) with a 6-1 win over North Okanagan United.
TED got four goals from Kim Turner and a pair by Cathy Bartsch.