Morning Star Staff
Seasons Sistas shut down Shuswap Merlot 2-0 in a North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Masters Division battle of cellar dwellers Tuesday night at Marshall Field #5.
The Sistas (1-4) came out flying with a sweet short passing, controlled game and numerous opportunities. Dianne Neudorf just missed on a couple of break ins, and Andrea Zubot and Tammy Buick just failed to connect a few times as well,.
Zubot broke the scoreless draw near the 24th minute with a nice cross from Neudorf and put the ball high over everyone, landing low corner past the Merlot keeper.
Zubot returned the favour a few minutes later with a feed to a speedy Neudorf, whose low corker burst through the keeper’s hands.
Players excelling for the Sistas were Buick, with her amazing wheels and tenacity even after celebrating her 50th birthday the day before, and Lynnelle Erbacker, Trista Bassett, and Melanee Skinner, who filed some super non-panic passes.
The Amazing Bert Wonderstone Player of the Game was Sista central defender Dani Moffat, who provided big-time support for keeper Wendy Nadeau.
The Gray Monk/Longhorn Impact erased a 3-0 halftime deficit to gain a 3-3 draw with Squires Four Pub at MacDonald Park.
Yvonne Rogers supplied a deuce for the Impact, who got a beauty penalty shot goal from Ashley Beuchler after a handball foul.
Stacey Cover anchored a tireless back four as the Impact improved to 1-2-2. Squires is 4-0-1.
Garnett golden girl for Chick Kickers
The Chick Kickers combined superb goalkeeping, dynamic defence, a dominating midfield and speed with a touch of skill up front in a 4-0 win over Rosters at MacDonald Park.
Jen Kemper started things off at 15 minutes with a boomer from inside 20 yards, moments after she rang one off the cross bar. Then it was the weekly Jenny Garnett show. Stopper Robyn Sherwood fed a technical through ball to Garnett’s feet and she converted low, corner.
In the second half, the Kickers put on a how to clinic with superb passing, great hustle and a defensive gem to allow Garnett to collect two more for the hatty.
One came off corner kick specialist Michelle Johnson to Garnett’s head and the last goal was assisted by hard-working Mel Jacobs.
Midfielder Michelle Loxam and defensive back Shauna Duncan both sparkled in their first games back from injury. The Kickers are 3-2.
Rosters battled hard and superstar keeper Amanda Smiley registered several amazing saves, including a dive across the net and a leap to block a top corner shot.
Midfield powerhouse Emily Hoag took Player of the Match honours (Rosters gift certificate).
TED United moved to the penthouse alone by clipping Vernon Square Liquor Store VQA’s 2-1 in a game suspended in the second half afer a serious injury to a United player.
Newbie Jamie Onofrey clicked off a tremendous header from Susan McKinnon for the VQA goal. Keeper Sue Barss stopped a barrage of shots.
The Peacock Sheridan Reds grounded the North Enderby Timber Celtics 4-0 in Division I play at Marshall #2.
Veteran Steph Conti opened the scoring at 20 minutes, tapping in a Leanne Avdich corner at the far post.
The game turned chippy shortly afterwards and was allowed to simmer that way boiling over into the second half.
Lana Finley rocked a 20-yard blast from the right flank in off the far post to make it 2-0. Mel Shannon converted a long cross by Lindsey Briggs and then Briggs drove in hard down the right side and closed it out slamming home a low shot.
Reds’ Player of the Game was standout stopper Beccs Wipfli, who was unbeatable, helping Jenn Knourek with her fourth shutout of the year.
Celtic all-star keeper Charmaine Biagioni kept things from going totally sideways.