Sharp Shooters notch two wins

The Shuswap Sharp Shooters U12 girls soccer team continued their dominance as they stormed to two wins from two games over last weekend

The Shuswap Sharp Shooters U12 girls soccer team continued their dominance as they stormed to two wins from two games over last weekend in Lake Country defeating both Kamloops clubs.

In the first game of the day, Shuswap came out firing and nearly capitalized on the first play of the game as Jordan King crossed the ball in to Braidy Parks who fired a bullet that was well saved by a strong Kamloops keeper.

Shuswap continued to apply pressure and pepper the Kamloops keeper with shots.

The Sharp Shooters were soon rewarded when King made a crafty run up the wing and slotted the ball past the keeper with a far post shot.

The score remained 1-0 at half.

Kamloops came out strong in the second half but was kept at bay by a strong Shuswap midfield and defence led by Phoebe Barnes, Lys Milne, Jannae Bocking and Brooklyn Davidson.

Shuswap continued to apply pressure of their own and made it 2-0 when Holly McCaskill battled her way down the field and managed to find the back of the net on a tough angle.

The final score was 2-0.

In the second contest of the day, Shuswap played a very physical Kamloops Orange, but applied pressure early and hit a crossbar and a post in the first five minutes of play.

King made it 1-0 after receiving the ball from a beautiful pass from Barnes.

Kamloops responded quickly knotting the game at one a piece.

Shuswap opened the flood gates in the second half when King beat the Kamloops keeper with a shot near post.

Kamloops continued to be very physical and fouled Shuswap forward Sophia Ruckle in the box resulting in a penalty kick.

Barnes calmly found the back of the net making it 3-1.

Gabriella Torrie made it 4-1 with her first goal of the season with a beautiful shot to the far post.

Alana O’Dell finished the scoring for Shuswap with a bullet of a shot on a breakaway making the final score 5-1 for Shuswap.

Julia Hart, Milne, Bocking, and Davidson proved to be impenetrable on the backline.  Hart and Parkes were exceptional in goal for both games.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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