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Mariners rally to win B.C. title
Abbotsford’s Magnuson Ford United Mariners women’s soccer team won the Provincial B Cup on Sunday, knocking off Bombastic of Vancouver 3-2 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex.
The Mariners controlled the early portion of the game, and opened the scoring in the ninth minute when when Kristen Vanderpauw buried a corner kick from Danielle Schmidt.
Bombastic tied it up on a penalty kick in the 18th minute, though, and went ahead in the 23rd on a free kick from just outside the penalty area that found the top corner, just out of the reach of Abby goalie Karlee Arden.
Vanderpauw's second of the game, via a Megan Webster pass, drew the Mariners even in the 71st minute, and three minutes later, Shelby Beck slammed home the rebound off Ashandeep Sandu's initial shot.
That stood up as the game-winner, as solid defending from Schmidt, Donna Pinning, Annika Reimer and Lauren Kruger denied Bombastic another shot on goal.
Ashley Yeamans was named MVP of the game, and other team members include Cassie Hugh, Ellen Kuyer, Heather Strating, Hilda Perlinger, Sally Burnell, Paige Dudzik and Stephanie Yaretz.