United girls claim bronze

The U14 Vernon United girls soccer team won the bronze medal at the Slurpee Cup in Kamloops last weekend.

The U14 Vernon United girls soccer team won the bronze medal at the Slurpee Cup in Kamloops last weekend.

“I am extremely proud of all the girls this weekend. They played for each other and that is our cornerstone,” said coach Al Gee.

No results from any of the U14 girls’ games were reported.

The Vernon United U12 #1 boys went 2-1-1.They regrouped after an opening loss to the Kelowna Warriors with a 4-0 win over Prince George. Keeper Kevin Morgan made some great saves for the shutout and Jack Cotter was man of the match.

Cotter scored a header off of Isaiah Ondrik’s corner, and another with his left foot, from a sweet William Oordt-Bosman feed. Ondrik popped in a pair, including a 25-yard chip shot.

Vernon edged North Vancouver 2-1, with scoring from Cotter and Oordt-Bosman. Man of the match was Ben Imrich, for working tirelessly all over the pitch.

Vernon tied Kelowna 0-0 in their last game.

“When these boys combine a high work effort with good skill sets, they are a tough team to play against,” said coach James Cotter.

The Vernon United U12 #2 boys finished 1-2-1, opening with a 1-1 tie against Kamloops.

Liam Glennon opened the scoring and was named Vernon’s man of the match.

Kamloops tied it late on a penalty kick.

In the second game of the day, United lost 4-0 to Kelowna Red.

United tied Kamloops Blue 2-2 Sunday afternoon.

Gavin Medema was named man of the match as he opened the scoring on a booming chip shot from half. Kamloops led 2-1 at the break. Kobe Grant delivered a free kick to Liam Glennon who tapped it in for the tie.

Vernon iced Prince Rupert 5-0 with Glennon and MVP Keegan Carmichael each scoring twice.

Medema was hauled down in the box and converted the PK.

The Vernon U13 United went 1-2-1.

United played to a 1-1 draw in their opening match with the Mid-Island Highlanders of Nanaimo Saturday.

Hunter Housego and Nick Purvis swarmed a loose ball in front of the net for the tally.

Richmond FC edged United 1-0 Sunday.

Vernon’s best chance early came when Noah Podolski blasted a ball just wide of the net.

Ty Ogasawara cleared out a chance off a Richmond corner.

Vernon slipped past Prince George 3-2 Sunday afternoon.

Vernon struck 11 minutes in on a low blast from Podolski, then Christopher McIntosh rang a shot off the crossbar, with Nick Purvis heading it home.

It was 2-2, late in the second half when Purvis drew a foul. Cole Johnson sniped the free kick low.

The Kamloops Blaze blanked United 1-0 with keeper Jared Jameson making a spectacular diving save to keep the game at 0-0.

Bryce Tkachuk was a spark on offence.

United U14 boys went 1-3, icing Quesnel 8-2 Monday with Mika Burns and Jarrod Latta each getting two.