Soccer enters last week of regular play

2018 U11 U13 U15 Capital

The week started with our U19 girls who hosted Carstairs in our most important game to date. The game was tight for the first 20 minutes or so, and it was the defending district champs who scored first after a defensive miscue. We fought back hard and evened the score before the half was over with a goal from Esther Ewert. In the second half, both teams were showing signs of fatigue from the heat. A penetrating run down the right flank and cross by Mariah Hildebrandt found Jessica Chen at the far post who was able to break the deadlock with a close range shot. Mariah would add an insurance goal late in the game with another solo effort, winning the ball in midfield and slicing her way through the opposing half and slotting it past the keeper to finish the game 3-1. Morgan Ebel and Nicole Wong played key roles in defense, filling in for injured players.

On Tuesday our U9 teams played each other again. The Three Hills U9B team showed great resolve going into a game that they knew would be a difficult one against the other Three Hills team. The U9B squad played with confidence and heart right to the final whistle of a hard fought game.

The U9A Red Strikers had two home games this past week, against Three Hills B and Linden. Passing skills have greatly improved and defence continues to be a strong point for the team. Anna Platt was great at starting plays, and Emma Bueckart had some good boots. Nicholas Collins almost had his first as he hit the post against Linden. Olivia Murtagh-Moores helped with the firepower, and the team collected two wins.

Our U13 boys played in Carstairs on Tuesday night in their toughest game yet. Carstairs came out fighting and quickly got 2 goals. Our boys consistently fought back and came out with a win of 6-5.

Our U13 girls played at home and although Carstairs beat them, Jay MacDonald played her heart out in defence and Kiarra Rempel stepped up to play goal for our injured goal keeper.

Wednesday was a busy night with 4 of our teams playing. Our U11 boys played at home against Irricana,. It was a close game, with Irricana scoring in the first half, but our boys fought hard and Cole Wiebe on defence stopped almost everyone who tried to get past. Those who did get past Cole and the other defence had to face Taylor Nine as the goal keeper and he was amazing in net! Making quite a few spectacular saves in the game. In the second half, with only about 5 minutes left Daniel Munchinsky pushed his way past the defence for a great run on the goal and got a beautiful goal past their keeper. Final score was 1-1.

Our U15 team was in Hanna that same night and they had a very comfortable win, with some excellent work at both offensive and defensive ends of the field. We had goals from Betty-Lou Brown, Laura Scott, James Brown, Caleb Wolfe and Markus Thiessen. Roy Dibben and the rest of the defence were very disciplined defensively, and made sure the oppositions chances were few and far between.

Our U19 girls were in Carstairs and it was their first loss of the season. They played well but couldn’t find the net, conceding 2 goals late in the game.

U17/U19 boys played away against the Olds team on Wednesday night. This was the second time for us to face this team. The first time, Olds defeated us but this time, we kept it to a 1-1 tie. The entire team played well. Great defense (Kenneth Scott, Marcus Brown, Collin Muchinsky), offense (Deyem Lansink, Henry Wu, Dustin Schulz, Carter DeBruyn, Dylan Hyshka, Michael Ewert, Jared Notter) and mids (Ethan Cymbaluk, Noah Branson, Chris Brisbin, Don Li). The entire team played so well. Our goalkeeper, Yeseung Lee, blocked numerous shots on goal. This was our last game before playoffs.

Our U13 boys played at home against Sundre on Thursday night. The boys won by 5-0 even though they mixed up their positions for most of the game. They had quite a few more opportunities for goals, with Nassif Costantine making a few great plays and getting very close to getting his first goal. Chase Haller had great ball handling and took the ball down the field quite a few times by himself and the opposition had a tough time getting the ball from him. Angel Luis Barron Castro played great in midfield and often got the ball away from Sundre, and Elijah Rivers was very versatile, playing both defence and offence during the game.