Soccer briefs

Sooke's soccer news, including game results for the U16 girls (Autobotts) and the U14 boys, and information on Spring League registration

A photo of the silver medal won by the Autobotts (U16 girls soccer team).

A photo of the silver medal won by the Autobotts (U16 girls soccer team).

Autobotts win U16 silver in Lower Island Cup Final

On February 15, the Sooke U16 girls Autobotts came away with a silver medal in the Lower Island Cup Final.  The opponents, Juan de Fuca U15 girls, came away with the win in the match 2-0.

The game was exciting especially in the second half on the PISCE pitch.  Goal keeper Hope Millard came up with many great saves,  with the support of her back line, Rachael Weibe, Katija Pallot, Kiomi Yates,  Sydney Drysdale.

Auotbotts mid-fielders Chloe Mitchell, Morganne Orchard, Riley McLean, Sarah Ehman, and Maddy Chartier along with Jaime Lafontaine and Hailey Bryant  stepped it up with pressure on JdF.

Strikers Tayler Benard, Hailey Dimock, and Cassidy Logan had many opportunities to score, but just could not get the ball over the goal line.

A great effort by all Sooke players, the team will resume in league play. In March, District Cup play will start, making for another exciting round of soccer.

The Sooke Soccer Club will be hosting district cup finals March 29 and 30 on behalf of Lower Island Soccer.

Submitted by Wendy Cole

U14 boys play like champions for silver

On February 15 the U14 boys played Cowichan Valley in the final of first LISA cup.  Ivan Morris scored Sooke’s only goal off a penalty kick.  Cowichan managed to get three past the defenders and goalie.  It was a disappointing loss in this gold/silver showdown, but a great effort nonetheless to make it to the finals.  The boys all played hard and never gave up.

Spring league signups upcoming

For those interested in Spring League Soccer, it will run from April 27 to June 22.

Registration is on Thurs. Feb. 27 (6-8 p.m.), Thurs. Mar. 4 (6-8 p.m.), and Sat. Mar. 9 (10-2 p.m.), and online at SookeSoccer.com.

“As the new vice president this season, I am excited to provide this opportunity for the community,” said Laura Lockhart. “I know a lot of our players are excited to keep soccer going.  I have had a good response from hockey parents as well whose kids love soccer but the two sports conflict so it’s an opportunity for them as well.  And my son is testament that soccer skills can help in hockey games and vice versa.”

Price is very reasonable and they are hoping to have a good turnout.  Teams will be formed based on registration.  Age and gender specific where possible, mixed ages and coed if needed.

Parent volunteers are required to help coach the teams and with registration

Email lockhart@shaw.ca for more information.

 

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