Team Red shaded the Goldfish 2-1 in Subway youth soccer U14/15 girls action Saturday at Marshall Field.
The Reds grabbed an early 2-0 lead but the Goldfish countered with a penalty-shot goal from Maddie Powls.
The Goldfish got solid defence from Melia Correale, Lexee Kerry, Larissa Deins and Sara Wiebe. The midfield of Taiya Duke, Holly Clancy, Cailee Bauml, Maddie Powls, Brooklyn Harrison and Elissa Bunn also worked hard, jumpstarting plays with slick passes.
Ava Haldane, Bryn Doering, Chelsea Landry and Jamie Kerry created some great shooting opportunities. The goalkeeping was shared by Powls and Doering.
In U18 girls play, the Nixon Wenger Navy Seals and H&L Glass battled to a 2-2 draw.
H&L Glass controlled much of the early going, but the Navy Seals got some great goalkeeping from Nikki Watson, including a diving save on a hard shot from close range.
H&L Glass finally struck late in the half to take a 1-0 lead into the break. The Seals came out hard in the second and equalized on a great solo effort from Kaely Johnson, who took the ball from the corner flag to the front of the net before finishing.
The Seals took the lead when Melanie Wakutz took a sweet through ball from Karley Geefs to go in alone and unleased a corker that left the H&L keeper no chance.
Despite more great goalkeeping for the Seals in the second half, this time from Kate Curtis, H&L Glass levelled the score on a great shot from inside the box.
The Subway Whale Sharks remained unbeaten in the U18 division with a 4-1 victory over Caufields Engraving.
Subway jumped out to an early 4-0 lead with goals by Kim Wilson, Doortje Geelkerken, Isabelle Weber-Concannon and Ciana Fitzpatrick.
The Caufield crew perked up and played the Subway girls extremely hard the rest of the way, scoring once.
Keeper Megan Johnston was magic in the second half for the Sharks, while dynamic defence came from Laura Hulstein, Jennifer Proce, Chantal Gilliespie and Megan Reeves.
First-half keeper Natalie Johnston was also strong in the midfield in the second half. The Subway girls have now used eight different goalies in four games.
The White Panthers used an amazing passing game in a 5-2 win over the Reds in Royal LePage U11 girls play Saturday at Marshall Field.
Lotie Scott scored a beauty pair, including a high offering over the keeper on a penalty shot, to lead the Panthers.
Rebecca Haberstock also netted a deuce as she received countless gorgeous feeds from midfielders Grace An and Jennika Prudhomme.
The Cats’ Masha Tiourine also had a strong game and refused to give the ball up and slid one in from the side.
Team Navy ambushed the Mangos 5-0 in a Royal LePage U13 boys showdown of unbeaten teams.
Rylan Brown, with the winner, Seb Wenger, Declan Stevenson, Matthew Claeys and Steven Benischek handled the Navy offence. Stevenson drew a pair of assists.
The Navy goalkeeping was shared by Ethan White, Noah Cooper and Jackson Mckenzie.
The White Pandas brushed back the Reds 3-1 in other U13 boys play.
The Pandas’ Tyler Jackson rocketed the ball above the outstretched Red keeper to open the scoring.
Gavin Huggins connected with a long-range shot for the second goal. Ben Poulin made a great run and then slid the ball inside the corner for the third snipe.
Keeper Brendan Yakura had a shutout going until Red chipped a ball nicely over his head in the last few minutes.
Callum Takasaka played a strong game moving the ball up and down the wings for the Pandas, while Mason Secretan was aggressive and Tate Priebe created many opportunities.
Baron Insurance split a pair of U18 boys games, losing 7-6 to Nixon Wenger Saturday but bouncing back with a 5-2 victory over Kidston & Co. Wednesday night at Marshall.
Scott Botwood notched a pair as Baron lost to Nixon Wenger, while Matthew Eso, on a beautiful header off a corner, Matt Roberts, Layne Greene and Sean Lemiski added singles. Nixon Wenger netted the winner in the dying minutes.
Baron scored three times in the first half against Kidston, with Greene bagging a deuce and Liam Semeniuk, Lemiski and Roberts supplying singles.