The Sooke Wildcats remain undefeated and in first place after a 2-0 convincing win over Juan de Fuca in Lower Island Soccer League Girls U15 play on Saturday.
The two sides were scoreless after the first half with plenty of action back and forth.
Sooke came on strong in the second half with many opportunities and finally Alex Peters got a sweet pass from Addison Jarvis Scarpino.
Peters did her signature deke move to beat JdF’s defence and knocked in her first goal of the season.
With only 10 minutes left in the game, Shae Yates asked to switch to forward from left midfield. She got a nice pass from defender Brittney Vince, carried the ball up the left wing and fired a rocket past the Juan de Fuca keeper.
Wildcats goalkeeper Ella Dennett who played well throughout the game, thwarting many Juan de Fuca opportunities, earned the shutout.
“It was a great team effort by all,” said coach Laura Lockhart.
Two weekends ago, the Wildcats played a U16 team from Bays, winning 2-1.
Sooke was down 1-0 in the first half but battled back to tie it with Grace Bishop getting a pass back from forward Faith Knoles in the box. Bishop one-timed the rolling ball and it went soaring through the air, nicking the crossbar and hitting the back of the net.
Five minutes later a ball popped out of a scramble in front of Bays goal to find rookie Marie Allen with a one time knock on the ball to have it roll past the Bays keeper.
“With six players scoring this it’s quite a difference from last season where we struggled all year to score,” Lockhart said.
“We tied or lost by one or two goals every game and miraculously ended up winning gold in the District Cup finals. It’s safe to say we are keeping our eyes on the prize this year.”
Sooke United ended a three-game winless streak last weekend with a convincing 3-1 victory over the last place Bayside Tigers in Vancouver Island Soccer League Division 2.
The Loggers record improved to 4-4-2, while the toothless Tigers dropped to 1-0-9.
Doug Armstrong, Ben McCullough and Daniel Bergerud scored for Sooke. Kyle Cathcart replied for Bayside.
Next up for Sooke is a match against Lakers Black on Saturday in Saanich.
Sooke United was shutout by the Esquimalt Tritons 4-0 in Vancouver Island Soccer League 4B Division. The loss leaves United in last place in the 4B Division.
Louis Philippe Desrochers, Matt Wagner scored twice and Cody George and Louis Philippe Desrochers tallied one apiece to lead the Tritons’ offensive attack. James Poirier recorded the shutout.