On Saturday, November 30, the Sooke U15 girls played against the Sooke Village Foods U16 girls in the LISA cup draw. There were 80 minutes of good intense soccer on the pitch. Both teams came out strong, with many opportunities to score. The U15 girls squad pressured the Autobots from the start of the match, penetrating the back line, of Katija Pallot, Riley McLean, Jaime Lafontaine, Sidney Drysdale, Kiomi Yates taking shots on goal keeper Hope Millard. The Autobots, would counter attack with mid fielders Chloe Mitchell, Rachelle Wiebe, Morganne Orchard, Hailey Bryant, strikers Cassidy Logan and Hailey Dimmock, many opportunities to score. The teams battled strong from end to end, and goal keepers Nicole Oyler U15 girls and Hope Millard U16 saw much action.
Tied nil-nil at half-time, both teams came out strong and battled the second half. The Autobots pressed harder and Cassidy Logan scored the first goal. Striker Taylor Benard scored the Autobots second goal. The U15 girls scored a goal by Cassidy Childs in the 60th minute of the match, making it 2-1. Taylor Benard scored her second goal in the match, giving the Autobots a 3-1 win. Missing players for the U16 girls were Maddy Chartier and Sarah Ehman.
With the win, the U16 Autobots advance to the semi-finals to be played in the new year, January 25. Regular league play will resume this Saturday Dec. 7 for the Autobots at Fred Milne park playing against Lake Hill at 2:15 p.m.
Submitted by Wendy Cole