The Goplen Controllers lost more than a soccer game Tuesday night at Marshall Field #4.
The Gray Monk/Longhorn Impact stymied the Controllers 6-1 Tuesday night in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Master’s play.
Controllers’ striker Melissa Henson went down in a heap with an apparent knee injury after a driving attempt towards the Impact net. She was helped off the field and taken to hospital with a suspected season-ending knee injury.
Shawn Yargeau corralled a lovely corner from Michele Wernicke and put the Controllers ahead 1-0.
The Controllers couldn’t build any momentum in the second half despite a few great scoring opportunities from Emma Louie, Krista Backer and Leah Mulvihill.
With a more combined effort and better passing in the second half, Kim Wiebe scored a corker from 18. She was named MVP.
Nicole Watson found the back of the net in her second game with the Impact.
Alicia McReary and Yvonne Rogers added singles.
Stacey Cover registered the sixth marker after hammering home a back pass at the top of the 18.
Derri Ann Cooper was rock solid in net.
The Vernon Square Liquor Store VQA finished the game with nine players as they fell 3-1 to the Shuswap Kaos in Salmon Arm.
Sue Barss was brilliant in net for VQA with a few diving stops.
Jen Hatten took a feed from Rita Tedesco and, proving that her brother, Keith, isn’t the only Hatten with soccer skills, buried a shot past the Kaos keeper for VQA’s only marker.
Carly Bibby was setting up a ton of scoring chances and was Player of the Game for VQA while roadrunner Cheryl Roddis controlled the right side of the field playing three positions to cover the injured players.
The North Enderby Timber Celtics came from behind late in the match to bounce the Ball Busters 2-1 at Marshall Field #5.
A defensive collapse in the opening minutes by the Celtics resulted in a turnover, and the Ball Busters took advantage, leaving keeper Casey Benz no chance at a save.
The Celtics changed formation in the 70th minute to apply more pressure and the move paid off.
Ashley Krause stole the ball at half and unleashed the goal of the year for NET, a shot that NASA declared safe for orbit from 45 yards to even it up.
Rolling with the momentum, Genevieve Nice set up Alanna Young at the top of the box for a one-timer and the lead with five minutes remaining.
Carly Smith was like a Swiss army knife for NET, playing every position effectively.
The Little Tex Outlaws extinguished the AF Blazers 7-2 at Marshall Field #1.
Outlaws received scoring from Tessa Coulthard, Kira Lee, Maria Thorlakson and Emily Allingham in the final 15 minutes of the first half.
Woman of the match Jen Knopp, Silken Smart and Coulthard each added a goal in the second half.
The Blazers added a pair of goals in the final five minutes.
The top two Div. 1 scoring teams combined for seven in the opening 45 minutes before Peacock Sheridan Group of Kelowna pulled out a 5-3 win over Salmon Arm’s Glenn Power.