Vernon United’s Chris McIntosh (right) and  Ethan Toews of Shuswap FC Tsunami battle for ball possession in U14 Rep soccer action Sunday at Marshall Field.

Vernon United’s Chris McIntosh (right) and Ethan Toews of Shuswap FC Tsunami battle for ball possession in U14 Rep soccer action Sunday at Marshall Field.

Tolko brushed back Shuswap

Tolko Vernon United shelled Shuswap Tsunami 3-0 in Thompson Okanagan U14 Boys Rep Soccer League play Sunday.

Morning Star Staff

Tolko Vernon United shelled Shuswap Tsunami 3-0 in Thompson Okanagan U14 Boys Rep Soccer League play Sunday.

United pulled off a few good one-touch passes with midfielders Cole Johnson, Lee Christensen, Chris McIntosh, Jacob Baycroft and Mike Lapp feeding strikers Noah Podolski and Zack Laranjo.

The Vernon back line was rarely tested, but when they were, quickly re-gained possession and attack.

Early in the game, a corner by Johnson led to a goal by Podolski. Good pressure by the midfield and a cross by Podolski gave Laranjo a chance with a header which just missed the goal post.

Vernon’s second goal came off a corker by Lee Christensen.

In the second half, another corner by Johnson led to Podolski’s second goal.

Vernon U13 boys had their perfect season stopped in a 3-1 loss to quick and cohesive Kelowna United Sunday.

Vernon took the early lead with a great pass from Kobe Grant to William Oordt-Bosman. Kelowna equalized midway through the first half, followed by a cheeky go-ahead goal mere minutes later.

After settling his team, Jack Cotter controlled the midfield with authority to help Vernon get moving.

Matt Reich was a workhorse on the back line and saved a couple of sure goals. Jared Ross had a stellar game in net stopping several point-blank shots.

Numerous opportunities opened up for Vernon in the second through great pressure only to see Kelowna score a late third goal.

United U12 boys #2 shaded Shuswap Selects 4-3 before falling 3-1 to Kelowna.

Chris Reinhardt headed in a corner by Jack Tolpinrud at 12 minutes versus Shuswap. Just three minutes later, Reinhardt fed Zack Funk, who passed to Tolpinrud for a 2-0 lead.

Shuswap converted at 22 minutes and again at 29 minutes to level the score.

Matthew Tambellini and Brodie Fors worked the ball to Owen Davis for a powerful strike to give Vernon back the lead eight minutes into the second half.

A minute later, Reinhardt finished on a 20-yard corker, from Funk. Shuswap scored with three minutes left.

Play went back and forth in Game 2 with Kelowna connecting at 22 minutes.

Funk nailed the bottom left corner on a free kick to tie things before half. Kelowna supplied two more in the second half and were stymied several times by keeper Ty Bartel.

The United U11B boys came unstuck against two determined Kelowna teams, falling 3-1 and 2-0.

Vernon dominated the first game for 50 minutes with the defence of Roan Reid, Jack Ternan, Parker Munroe, Jonah Violini, Qui Parker, Roan Reid and Marcus Erho protecting their fearless keeper Jonah Kiernan, in keeping a 1-0 shutout for the first half.

Landon Janke buried an empty netter after Janke hounded the Kelowna defender and keeper into coughing up the ball.

Kelowna caught United watching and rang up three quick goals.

The United midfield of Devin Bilodeau, Fraser Christensen, Hayden Murphy, Justin Ruscheinsky and Cash Anderson played some great through balls for Daniel McLennan, Colby MacManaman and Janke.

In Game 2, the United gloves were shared between Kiernan and Christensen.

United U17/18 girls brushed back Salmon Arm 2-1 Sunday at MacDonald Park.

Salmon Arm dominated the opening 25 but Vernon managed to hit the scoreboard first when Kayci Lesosky pummeled in a short pass from fiery forward Latisha Baker for her first goal of the season.

Early in the second half, Brianne Robertson, off a long ball from defender Lydia Wood, made a snappy pass to Hannah Love who surprised the Salmon Arm keeper with a quick one-timer.

Love enjoyed three other chances in the second half, including a breakaway. Cailee Bauml, A.J. Jacura and Vicki Grahn were persistent in attempting to keep the play in the Salmon Arm end.

Salmon Arm scored on a header at 70 minutes after a United breakdown.

Vernon rolled over Kamloops 3-0 in U14 girls action Sunday.

Kelsey Falk and Emily Thomas played an aggressive game while controlling the midfield while Jayden Strachan created lots of opportunities on the wing.

Emilia Durfeld, Kelsey Carriere, Sydney Bergman and Makena Kersey were bold on the back line, not allowing Kamloops a shot on net the first half.

Elena Gaskell pulled the first hat trick of the year. She cranked up the offence on a scramble and then carried the ball down the wing, crossing the ball to Brianna Bobbit, who in turn touched it through to Gaskell for a hard shot to the left corner.

Keira Correia assisted the third goal United’s determination, solid passing, and being first to the ball were major factors in the win. Felicia O’Gorman and Jenessa Moore coach the U14s.

It was a great day on the pitch for United Tolko U11 MSE Precast Blues girls, who doubled Kamloops Orange 6-3 and edged Kelowna Maroons 3-2.

The Blues started the scoring against Kamloops with a great pass from forward Kaiden Sherwood to Mya Robinson, who positioned herself perfectly for the snipe.

Robinson then assisted Sherwood’s first of four goals for the match. Keeper Jordyn Kisilevich had two assists – one in each half – feeding Sherwood for one smashing finish.

United received strong pressure and power from Sarah Claeys and Kendall McKinnon. The first goal of the second half was created by a high-arching corner from Claeys to Sherwood, who brought it home.

The Blues kept applying great pressure in their second game versus Kelowna. Keira Dahl provided the first assist, sending the ball downfield for Sherwood’s first goal of the game. Kamloops quickly answered.

Claeys got her second assist of the day, this time from a gorgeous throw-in to Sherwood, who carried the ball up the field with some exceptional footwork. Sherwood finished off the hat trick by scoring on a lovely pass from Mia Hyer.

Sierra Lochhead was marvellous in net.

United received strong pressure and power from Sarah Claeys and Kendall McKinnon. The first goal of the second half was created by a high-arching corner from Claeys to Sherwood, who brought it home.

The Blues kept applying great pressure in their second game versus Kelowna. Keira Dahl provided the first assist, sending the ball downfield for  Sherwood’s first goal of the game.

Kamloops quickly answered.

Claeys got her second assist of the day, this time from a gorgeous throw-in to Sherwood, who carried the ball up the field with some exceptional footwork. Sherwood finished off the hat trick by scoring on a lovely pass from Mia Hyer.

Sierra Lochhead was marvellous in net. The Blues are coached by Jason Sherwood and Bobbi Catt.

At Kings Park in Penticton, the Vernon United Tolko U11 Girls Protow Whites lost 5-0 to Kelowna United Whites in their first match, and fell 3-1 (Lily Lee goal) to the Kelowna United Reds in their afternoon match.