Senior Jewels look to playoffs

The senior Jewels soccer team were stopped in their tracks last week as they faced tough opposition in Kelowna Secondary and South Kamloops

Defence first: South Kamloops player Danica Hussey and Jewels player Nikki Lentz chase down a loose ball in the Jewels half during a regular season match at Blackburn Field on Wednesday, May 4.

Defence first: South Kamloops player Danica Hussey and Jewels player Nikki Lentz chase down a loose ball in the Jewels half during a regular season match at Blackburn Field on Wednesday, May 4.

The senior Jewels soccer team were stopped in their tracks last week as they faced tough opposition in Kelowna Secondary and South Kamloops.

On the road in Kelowna, the Jewels battled the Owls in a tough loss on Monday.

On Wednesday, in rainy and windy conditions the Jewels faced off against the league’s top team, South Kamloops.

After the first half of play SouthKam held on to a 2-0 lead.

“Our game plan for the game against South Kamloops was to basically have 10 players behind the ball and force them to shoot from far away. For the most part it worked and we limited their scoring opportunities,” said Jewels head coach Tricia Martin. At the start of the second half, the rain and wind let up and the sun started to shine – as did the Jewels. Emily Williams scored on a nice pass from Sarina Fritsche.

The Jewels pressed hard in the final few minutes to try and even up the score came up short losing 2-1. The Jewels now turn their focus toward the playoffs.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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