The Comox Valley Warriors U14 girls soccer team travelled to Powell River this past Sunday for a great match with the host U13 Surge. This was the second game of the season for the Warriors, and it proved to be an exciting game, with loud cheers from spectators for both sides.
The Warriors opened the first half with some excellent work at both ends of the field. Solid defence was put up by Danny Thompson, Avery Payne, Rhianne Williams and keeper Rachel Molony consistently clearing the ball out of their own zone. Some good passing and solid footwork by forwards Nicole Adebar, Mika Hamilton and Sonia Nairn led to the first goal by Nairn, leaving the score 1-0 at the end of the first half.
The remainder of the game was hard-fought as Powell River rallied to regain a foothold. Despite some impressive defensive battles by Emily Ayers and Emma Bruchetta and some near misses due to consistent pressure, good passing and aggressive play by Megan Jensen, Cypress Ledlin and Sienna Barm, Powell River came back to score in the second half, leaving the game tied at 1-1.
“The Powell River team was a great host, and the Warriors enjoyed the rest of their afternoon at the Leisure Centre pool while waiting for the afternoon ferry. Thank you Powell River!” a Warriors’ spokesperson said.