Veteran striker Andrea Zubot pulled the hat trick as Sunterra Custom Homes Sista’s rattled Randy’s Rockets 7-4 in North Okanagan Women’s Soccer Association Division 2 action Thursday night at Marshall Field #5.
Zubot converted her first goal on a 35-yarder, then went low off the post after Becky Birbilis pushed the ball down the middle and delivered a sweet pass. Zubot nailed the hat trick off a feed from Maddy Demers, curling a beauty roof daddy.
The Sista’s first goal came from Demers, who took a pass from Jennie Currie and went high from just inside the 18. Tania Wirachowsky then found the top shelf after a pass by Sharina Zantingh.
Wirachowsky wired her second of the night on a hard shot to the corner.
Zubot and Carmen Kinniburgh then worked the ball around to Currie for an insurance goal.
The Chick Kickers OMG were down to eight players but still managed a 5-0 win over Capri Insurance in other Division 2 play.
Goals came from Ashley Smith, Cara Main, Karen Woods, Erica August and Bobbi Catt. Goalkeeping duties were shared by Catt and August as Wendy Nadeau was out with illness.
NOU got two goals from slick Pam Powell in a 2-1 win over the ever-improving Centerline Attack.
Anna Clarke opened the offence for Centreline from outside the 18, chipping a ball over keeper Dar Wiese’s head as she came way out for the challenge.
Tammy L’Heureux was amazing at midfield and defence, stopping multiple threats in the six-yard box on rebounds and ricocheting kicks.
In Masters Division play Thursday night, TED United moved one step closer to the division championship by icing the Longhorn Impact 7-4.
Cathy Bartsch pulled a hat trick within 15 minutes, including an all-planet goal on a chip shot from a wicked angle, for the 15-0-2 United.
Sue Doray (2), Krista Jonker and Liz Mair also scored for United.
In other Masters play, the Chick Kickers ambushed visiting Salmon Arm Setters Pub 9-0.
Michelle Johnson scored all four first-half goals with Mel Jacobs setting up three of them. Jenny Garnett supplied two goals and four helpers as the first-place Kickers rebounded from their Tuesday loss to the Controllers.
Defender Marilynn Vanderdeen netted her first-ever Masters goal, while Shauna Stenquist and Jacobs added singles. Wendy Martens (aka Dead Bug) was instrumental in net for the shorthanded Chicks.
In Friday night Masters action on Marshall #1, Rosters bounced Seasons Sista’s 3-2.
Deb Whitling, collecting her first goal of the year, opened the scoring for the Sista’s 20 minutes into the first half on a great cross from Andrea Zubot.
Kim Sylvester netted Seasons’ other goal after a great throw-in from Wendy Horner. Leslie Williams pulled a couple of defenders with her, allowing Sylvester to break in from the corner of the 18 to place a flip shot above the keeper’s reach.
In men’s 50+ league action, Mike Lloyd fired four goals as Vernon Kal Tire stormed Summerland Rockets 6-0 at Reiswig Park in Lake Country.
Central midfielder Jenne Huberts set up five goals and ruled the airwaves to earn the Amsterdam Cafe Man of the Match.
Striker Mark DeVolder scored twice and went down hard after a heavy collision on a head-ball challenge. Defenders Gord Campbell and Irv Schuur had stellar showings.
Geoff Bradbury handled the ball well in recording the shutout. Kal Tire is 12-5-1.
The Vernon Silver Stars shaded host West Kelowna 2-1 on a deluxe pitch at Constable Neil Bruce School.
John Matejicka opened the scoring on a break-away for the Stars (7-7-4).
The score could have been 2-0 but Dave Gould was stopped on a penalty shot with the keeper guessing right.
The West Kelowna boys tied it up before the half on a converted corner kick.
Outside midfielder Don Eyers converted on a great cross from Dave Hobbs early in the second half for the winner.
The Stars hit crossbars, posts and far away parking lots, but couldn’t get another insurance goal. Keeper Allen Bensmiller, standing in for injured Ray Tims, got a finger on a penalty kick and it deflected right back to the Kelowna striker. Bensmiller also managed to catch the rebound shot.
The Stars dedicated the win to teammate Boris Pasieka, who is recovering in hospital from a heart attack.