With the sun shining and fields nice and green this past Saturday, Sooke’s soccer teams were all charged and ready kick butt.
SSC is proud to announce that six out of nine youth teams have made it to District Cup Finals!
U13 boys beat Gorge 3-1 to kick off the weekend of Cup play.
U13 girls lost against Cowichan in overtime PK sudden death shoot out. It was a very exciting nail biter of a game with the fields lined with parents and players cheering the girls on as their game delayed the start of the next two games. Tough way to lose but the girls should be proud of their efforts this season… a tight-knit team coached by the amazing Jay Wright and Paul Homer. This team is going to go far in the future!
The U14 Boys played their District Cup Semi-Final game vs Peninsula under the lights Thursday evening. Peninsula was short a few players and the final score was 8-0 for Sooke.
The boys are looking forward to the Finals March 28/29 on home turf.
Coach Tim Satterford, Manager Cherie Duncan
U14 girls triumphant victory over Juan de Fuca (JDF) 2-0 makes these Wildcats hungry for the cup!
Tight game with super pressure from Sooke off the get go made this extremely exciting to watch, and coach! Battle battle battle, pressure pressure pressure… Sooke gets a PK because of a foul by JDF goalie on striker Layla.
Faith called to take the PK. She’s like what, me? I’m like Yeah. You. Like you can. With calm confidence she rocked it into the top left corner and had us up 1-0 at the half.
Momentum was strong and the girls were fired up.
Scared us coaches a bit here and there, but then baddabing-baddaboom here comes Chalmers with a chance, running up the side like a gazelle, she cuts in and fires her rocket of a lefty shot to find the back of the net. 2-0 Sooke. Gotta say we were all pretty pumped at that point! With our solid defence line – the magnificent Makenna, speedy Sky, bulldozer Shae and gonna-get-em Georgia, super sweepers smarty pants Ciara and happening Hannah Paige sweeping up spectacularly, strong midfielders – the gritty Grace, amazing Alex and chopper Chalmers, and strong strikers – fabulous Faith, sensible Sarah, Emazing Emma, leader Layla and admirable Addison, these Wildcats kept up the pressure until the clock ran out. Outstanding performance by our aggressive attacking GK – the exceptional Ella got herself a much deserved shut out! After a tough season with many ties and many 1 or 2 goal losses… we want the cup. We want it bad. Cup Finals will be held at Fred Milne Park March 28 – 29.
Coach Laura Lockhart and Dave Peters
U15/16 girls made it into the finals by default as their opponent forfeited. U15 and U17/18 boys lost tough battles against JDF.
The U16 Sooke Shredders proved hard work pays off. Cowichan drew first but our Sooke boys tied it up in the first half with a goal from Matthew Miller and assist from Chris Berkeley.
We started the second half tied and credit needs to be given to both goalies as they were very busy however Sooke prevailed with a beauty of a goal from Matthew Miller which was assisted by Hagen Harold’s awesome in direct kick! End result Sooke 2 Cowichan 1.
Coach Michelle Berkeley
What a game on Sunday (March 8) for the U17 Autobots playing against Bays U18 girls at Fred Milne Park.
Sooke strikers scored first in the tenth minute by Taylor Benard assisted by Hailey Dimock. Sooke back line being challenged, Sidney Drysdale, Kiomi Yates, Katija Pallot, Rachael Wiebe played tight with vision, winning the ball with good distribution. Sooke Mid fielders Jaime Lafontaine, Chloe Mitchell, Riley McLean, Hailey Bryant, Cheyenne Williamson, played with finesse. Sooke having many opportunies, how ever Bays tied it up with a goal in the second half, Bays scored a second goal to take the lead, Sooke had many shots on goal to score, they would not go in. Hailey Dimock scored big in the 88 min. to tie it up. Regulation time ended with it tied 2-2. Extra time was played, both teams battling for a goal, Sooke had many opportunities, but were not able to score. The match was still tied at over time, Both teams went to a shut out. Goal keeper Hope Millard was stellar under pressure, saving two shots, shooters for Sooke Autobots, Taylor Benard, Riliey McLean, Kiomi Yates, Kaija Pallot all were successful, thanks Tim,
Sooke Autobots advance to Finals of District Cup, meeting Peninsula in action.
Coach Wendy Cole
District Cup Finals Mar 28/29 will be held at Fred Milne Park. Enjoy your spring break parents, players, coaches and managers! Spring Soccer 2015 kicks off end of April. Please check website for registration details at: www.sookesoccer.com
From last week:
A win, a loss, and a tie for the Sooke U10 Girls Strikers Prospect Lake tournament (February 28, 29).
First game Saturday, Strikers win big 3-1. Second game Saturday, though top notch goalie Shaela saves repeated shots from JDF, Strikers, Madeline, Sadie, and Chloe’s attempts to score were met with resistance from JDF, with a loss of 1-3. Sunday, the Strikers were well rested and ready to put the heat on the Zebra Tacos! With a perfect chip to top corner from the Zebra Tacos forward, goalie Danielle Lembcke had no chance to concede the only goal by the Zebra Tacos.
Striker’s defence, Hailey, Madeline and Sofia shut the forward line down at the half to give forward Allison, the opportunity, who brought her A game and persistence, even though shot after shot, Allison just couldnt break past the Zebra Tacos spectacular Goalie, but finally with seconds left before the whistle, Allison gets a beautiful rebound off the Zebra Tacos defender, and sends the ball to the back of the net! A tie to end the tournament weekend. A well-played tournament by all the Sooke Strikers!
Colleen Lembcke, Asst.Coach and Manager