Stuart sparks Celtics

Stephanie Stuart scored a deuce as the NET Celtics dispatched the AF Blazers 5-1 Thursday night.

Morning Star Staff

Stephanie Stuart scored a deuce as the NET Celtics dispatched the AF Blazers 5-1 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Division 1 play Thursday night at Marshall Field #2.

Meghan Smith, Genevieve Nice and Sam Adam produced singles for the Celtics. Carly Smith was rock solid at centre fullback to secure the win, with Tori Reid showing off her gymnastics skills in goal. Alyssa Ward scored replied for the Blazers.

In other Division 1 play, Glenn Power United shut down the shorthanded Little Tex Outlaws 4-0 at Blackburn Park.

Ron Krause praised all eight of his Outlaws for running miles all night.

In Division 2 make-up play, the Sir Winston’s Attack and the Fantastic Four played to a scoreless draw at Marshall #5.

“Huge thanks to Sir Winston coach Greg Thalheimer who was acting referee for the full 90 minutes, in flip flops to boot,” said Kris Ponto of the Fantastic Four. “It was a tight match with both teams carrying full rosters and having so many chances.”

Brooke Hackle, Olivia Anderson and Emma Louie all had super chances to score for the Fab Four, who got dynamite defence, anchored by Alana Lindsay.

Fab Four keeper Taylor Weixl recorded numerous dazzling saves, including a few breakaways and corkers from just outside the 18.

Vernon Kal Tire managed a 1-1 tie with Lake Country FC in Tree Brewing Kelowna Men’s 35+ Soccer League play Thursday night at Beasley Park.

Starting the game short a player, Kal Tire held off Lake Country for the first few minutes and then when at full strength, Bryan Schenker showed his skill by chipping the keeper from 12 yards out at a sharp angle to give 15-2-4 Kal Tire a 1-0 lead.

Play went back and forth for most of the game until about 80 minutes when what Kal Tire players thought to be a missed call led to a scramble that caught the league champion Kal Tire defence off guard to let a Lake Country forward in to level the score.

Just moments earlier, Lake Country (11-6-4) had a point blank breakaway that keeper Iain Butler denied with a convincing stop on a hard 10-yard shot.

Brandt’s Creek Pub brushed back Vernon Kal Tire 3-2 in Okanagan 55+ play Thursday night at Marshall #1.

Lee McBratney headed in a cross from Jeri-Leon Franklin past Tiremen keeper Yogi Konsgdorf at 13 minutes.

Jen Huberts equalized with a 20-yard scorcher, top cheddar, at 26 minutes. Paul Goodgrove and Dave Hampton set up the goal. Derek Kidd buried a sweet 18-yarder 10 minutes later for the 8-9-1 Pubbers.

Andy Miller, who everybody in the park except the referee figured was five feet offside, cruised in and beat Kongsdorf on a breakaway five minutes into the second half.

Kal Tire (8-7-2) pulled within one 15 minutes later on an own goal. Miller was red carded for a tackle on Gordie Campbell in the late stages.

Central fullbacks Russ Hamer, of Brandt’s Creek, and Ted Sheehan, of Kal Tire, were the Okanagan Sun-Rype Players of the Match.

Tony Munoz bagged two goals as TC Auto of Penticton shaded North Country Appraisals Kickers 3-2 at Mission Sports Fields.

Peter Toth had a single for Penticton (14-2-2). The Kickers are 8-5-3.