Sistas repel Rockets

Sunterra Sistas ground Green Rockets 6-1 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Division 2 play Thursday night at Marshall Field #2.

Nicole Williams pulled the hat trick as Sunterra Sistas grounded the Green Rockets 6-1 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Division 2 play Thursday night at Marshall Field #2.

Williams carried the ball through a maze of defenders and pushed it past Rocket keeper Rachel Cross for her second goal. Cross faced a barrage of shots and recorded many big stops.

Deanna Baker bagged a deuce for Sistas. Becky Birbilis fed Williams, who played it to Baker for a beauty shot from outside the box, for her first snipe.

Tawny Ruddenham replied for the Green girls with a high shot, just over Sistas keeper Suzyn August’s reach.

Andrea Zubot assisted Baker’s second goal, while Birbilis passed to winger Kim Sylvester, who relayed to Williams for her second goal.

Amanda Gaythorpe cleaned up on a foiled Birbilis attempt, making no mistake for her second career goal. Baker set up Williams for the hatty. Marisa Wiebe was solid on the back line and Sarah Ehman was stellar on the wing for Sistas.

In Masters play Thursday night, the Controllers and Chick Kickers tied 1-1 at Marshall #3.

Shauna Duncan put the Kickers in front at 15 minutes with a 25-yard corker top shelf past keeper Mickey Templeton. The Controllers pressed hard for the equalizer with Leslie Epp striking the crossbar, while Templeton used her fingertips to stymie Tana Sladen’s 20-yard blast.

In the dying seconds, Jen Spitzer of the Controllers tapped in a cross by Jacquie Nuyens.

Meanwhile, Penticton United shut down Vernon Kal Tire 3-0 in men’s 50+ action Thursday night in Summerland.

Tony Munoz put on a footwork show and pulled the hat trick for Penticton, whose keeper Dean Massie stoned Tiremen strikers Terry Lowe and Kevin Mitchell in the early going, and robbed Dave Hampton from in tight in the second half.

Midfielders Denis Chabot and Jim Sparrow shared the Old Milwaukee Man of the Match for the Tiremen (3-2), who got some clutch saves from Al Bensmiller.