The Riptide U16 girls defeated Saanich 2-1 to remain in first place in the VIPL standings.

Riptide U16 girls post 2-1 win over Saanich

Last weekend the Marine Harvest U16 Riptide girls soccer team travelled to Saanich to potentially uphold their first place position in the VIPL standings.

Although two players Elysa and Cameron were out because of injuries, the team put out a strong effort and managed a 2-1 win. With the clearing kicks and elegant slide tackle of Madi, Rowan’s hard running to lock out the attackers; and the team of Jill and Jenna keeping the ball out of the “danger zone” the defence held the opponents off again and again.

Our first goal came from Carsyn who confidently delivered a penalty kick past the Saanich goalie. Strong midfield playing by Olivia and Emily driving the ball out of our end and Toni’s creative heading ensured that the forwards and striker had their turn to shoot at the opposing goal.

Emma, and Breanna worked hard to move the ball forwards with resulting multiple shots taken by Tommylia, Carsyn and Sophia. Kaleigh with her clever foot work, managed to shoot a second goal easily over the head of the Saanich goalie.

Our goalie Avarie was kept equally busy, handling the pressure by making multiple saves, allowing the Saanich team only one goal. This, however, did not deter the girls as they remained focused, and did not let their emotions get the better of them.

At the end of the game, the standings were still dependant on other league games, but with the great coaching of Scott and Ernie they should be able to maintain their top spot.

 

The girls will be playing a home game this Saturday in Courtenay. The team is becoming more positive, and confident which should lead to an exciting, successful game.

 

 

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