Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star Julie Parenteau of the Shuswap Mighty Merlot, right, battles with Mandy Fredricks of the Vernon Controllers in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Masters action Tuesday night at MacDonald Park.

VQA earns draw with Dr. Lee

Dr Lee and VQA ran to a lightning-delayed 2-2 draw in Masters women’s soccer play Tuesday night

Dr Lee and VQA ran to a lightning-delayed 2-2 draw in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Masters Division play Tuesday night at Marshall Field #4.

The teams took a 30-minute break at the half to wait out a lightning storm.

Jane Sutton of VQA finished with a corker to the bottom, left corner after passes by Carla Gibson and Jenny Hatten.

Barb Levesque equalized on a penalty kick after being taken down inside the 18.

VQA went ahead after the break on a lovely loft by Gibson, who hit the inside crossbar and watched as Hatten made sure it was fully across the line.

Dr. Lee levelled the score when Bobbi Cormier ended a two-year scoring drought and blasted a 40-yard rocket over keeper Bobbie Jo Gordon after a drop pass from Lori Shepherd.

Dr. Lee got great hustle from Erin Scott, Jackie Hansen and Deanna Baker on the wings, and solid control in centre midfield from Irene Arrotta, Levesque and Jenn Matsuda.

VQA received extreme play from Carly Bibby, Leah Willinger and Lindsay Smith keeping the back line clean.

Gordon was stellar in net, while midfielder Sutton was the voice of direction keeping the VQA ladies on their checks.

Spitfire Ginger Nickoli was relentless, never giving up and running down the ball right to the keeper’s feet.

Raegan Russell scored on a pass from Myra McEwan as the Gray Monk Impact shut down the Chick Kickers 1-0 at MacDonald Park.

Lori Philip and Shelinda Morin shared the shutout. The Chick Kickers had no subs and no regular keeper but got a marvellous showing from fill-in keeper Holly Flinkman.

Sharon Storms, on outside half, showed footy magic throughout, getting through the Impact defence for some quality shots on net, only to be foiled by the keeper.

The Shuswap Kaos rolled over Rosters Sports Club 4-1 at Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm.

Felicia Musa scored for Rosters, whose keeper, Brenda Keay, was chosen by the Kaos as Most Sportsmanlike Player.

The AF Blazers used a monster rally to tie the North Enderby Timber Celtics 4-4 in Division 1 play at Marshall #5.

The Celtics went in front early when Carly Smith scored on a fray after the ever-improving Tori Reid delivered a booming cross from the right side.

Queen Silver Star Jordynne Tomiak was a standout in goal the first half with some clutch saves while she was clearly under the weather. The first half ended 1-0.

With winds picking up, the Celtics played smart soccer and moved ahead by a deuce when Lindsay Bolduc showed her composure by nailing a corker after taking a feed from Smith. Reid ran tirelessly down the flank to one-time a beauty cross from Jamie Dillon by the diving Blazer keeper.

Smith got on the scoreboard yet again showing her speed as Toshiko Hoshi played a nice through ball to find the streaking Smith, who finished with a great sliding shot past the onrushing keeper.

The Blazers responded with a vengeance with Hayley Ashworth jumpstarting the comeback by burying a rebound off a shot from Michelle Smith.

Amber Maltman converted a beautiful corner with her head and then Smith sailed a high shot from half over the keeper. Linnea Gallardo scored the equalizer.

A special shout out went to Diane Neudorf for her stellar performance at central fullback, while defender Shantell Hayhurst ran her heart out.

The Newshounds clipped Do It Drywall 3-2 loss at Marshall Field #3 under the wind and thunder.

The tempo started high and stayed that way for most of the first half, even after the Hounds scored their first goal.

Shortly before the halftime whistle, Jennifer Kanester launched a beautiful corner Carissa Dawn who knocked in Drywall’s first goal.

InfoNews had one goal from the top of the 18 and another on a penalty kick, but Drywall was still in it when Brittany Pepper deked several defenders and finished nicely.

Brittney Nenasheff and Becky Summerfelt took turns in goal.

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