Sooke Soccer resumed this past weekend after our Christmas break. Saturday was jampacked with soccer action at Fred Milne Park. Unfortunately fields were closed for our scheduled Sunday games, however the Referee Clinic still went ahead with 18 participants. Thanks to SSC’s Head Ref Dean McGeough for once again being an awesome mentor to our new and returning refs!
The U8 Girls, the Dolphins, had a great first game of the new year and won a hard fought match against Juan de Fuca Cung who beat us earlier in the year, it was great to have the entire team back. Fairly close and intense first half but the girls wore down their opposition and finished the day with a shutout due to the standout effort from every single girl.
Peter Jonassen – manager
Boys U9 Sooke #2 team lost 5-3 to Juan de Fuca.
Angela Gatari – manager
Sooke U13 Girls Tidalwaves played Oak Bay on Saturday, it was their first game back from winter break and the game ended a 3-3 tie. The whole team played great! Goals were scored by Brittney Homer unassisted, Allana Garat assisted by Brittney Homer and Allana Garat again assisted by Alia Evans and Alexa Wright.
U14 Girls Wildcats played Oak Bay two weeks in a row. Despite coming out of the games with two losses, we finally broke our non-scoring streak this past weekend with a sweet goal by striker Faith Knoles, assisted by the dynamic Layla Martinez. The Wildcats play only three teams all season and being our first year in Silver we are facing some outstanding competition. It has only upped the level of play for these girls and hopefully we can continue to play our hearts out and come out with some wins for the last half of the season. Coaches are amazed with the effort and dedication of this team.
Coach Laura Lockhart
U14 Boys kicked the shorts off of Oak Bay with a 3-0 win. Simon Herold with two goals and Max Hadrian with one. Sooke gave Bays their first loss of the season so way to go boys!
First game after the holidays Sooke U-15 boys up against Juan de Fuca, as soon as the whistle blew to start the game it was obvious both teams were hungry for a goal. First half was well fought by both teams ending in a draw, second half saw both teams come back determined for a win. Ten minutes into the second half Andrew Rodd receiving a pass from Riley Carter to create a one-on-one with the JdF keeper, Andrew beating the keeper and rolling the ball into the back of the net. Was looking like a tie game shortly after when JdF put the ball in the Sooke’s net only to have it called back on an off-side. Remainder of the game was very competitive, easily could have gone either way.
Sooke GK Ivan Morris made several outstanding saves allowing Sooke to end the game with a win 1 – 0.
Coach Rob Oyler
U15 Girls played a great game against Lakehill and came out with the win 1-0. Goal scored by Lajah Warren.
Sooke Shredders put in a valiant effort against Gorge this weekend. The game started off short-handed by 2 for Sooke, the first half our 9 players held strong with Gorge only getting one in the net.
The second half our boys were exhausted and one of our players were injured so we played the last 15 minutes short three players. The end result was 6-0 for Gorge.
We are so proud of our Sooke boys they never gave up once and played very hard. Way to go boys!
With the match on January 18, Mother Nature was the big winner and did she ever smirk at the Autobot U17 Silver girls and Gorge U18 girls, she took no mercy on either team, with what she dished out, the game started with very strong puffs of wind, with the sky cloudy and over cast, well, with the start of the whistle, Mother Nature decided that she was going to control the game. She left the gate with a drizzle of rain, high winds entailed, heavier rains started and intensified with side-ways sleet, and puddles forming on the turf at Hampton Park. Both teams played 45 minutes, cold wind, drenching rain, gale force winds prevailed, Mother Nature kept testing both teams. When you thought it could not get worse, it did, she gladly pushed the envelope, the game was abandoned at half time. Mother nature won the match.
Coach Wendy Cole
Sooke Div3B ladies headed up Island early Sunday morning in rain and wind bound for Ladysmith. The game opened up with some beautiful passes by Sooke catching the Ladysmith team by surprise. The first half was dominated by Sooke who kept the top team in the Div3B division in their own end. The second half saw Ladysmith come back hungry to get a goal, but our Sooke ladies held their own, Ladysmith through everything they had trying to keep Sooke bottled up in their end and looking for the back of the net, but Sooke displayed some outstanding play breaking out and feeding the ball forward. Sooke denied a win for Ladysmith ending the game 0 – 0. It was a great weekend of Soccer for Sooke!
Coach Rob Oyler