The Kelowna United U16 girls celebrate their gold medal win at the Slurpee Cup in Kamloops.

Kelowna U16s wins soccer’s Slurpee Cup

United captures gold at Kamloops tournament last weekend

Kelowna United hoisted the Slurpee Cup in the U16 girls division at the 2013 edition of the annual soccer tournament last weekend in Kamloops.

In Sunday’s final, United defeated a team from Calgary 2-0. Just three minutes in midfielder Bailey Peissard’s through ball set up Emma Johnson who, despite a 30 yard breakaway sprint, managed to finish with a stellar shot.

Five minutes into the second half, keeper Avery Watson came up with a timely save off of a free kick from Calgary, as her tipped ball hit the cross bar and bounced over the net. Kelowna United secured the gold match at the 45-minute mark when Claire Culver cut the ball back from the end line, with Emma Johnson heading the ball into the corner of Calgary’s net.

On the road to gold, Kelowna tied Delta 0-0, defeated a team from Edmonton 1-0, and beat Prince George 2-1.

KU U16 girls are coached by Linda George and Jozsef Breti. The players are:”  Kiana Ajamzadeh, Emina Arima, Krisztina Breti, Claire Culver, Meghan Gerein, Emma Johnson, Jenna Labossiere, Lindsay, Lalach, Jazlyn Lazar, Brianne Mapson, Mackenzie Moore, Lenasia Ned, Abbey Nyberg, Bailey Peissard, Hayley Slade, Kelsey Slattery and Avery Watson.

U12 girls win bronze

Kelowna United Hideaki, playing up an age group, took third spot at the Slurpee Cup in a very tough U12 girls division.

The young team of girls 10 and under defeated Vernon U11 2002 and Kelowna United U11 Lightening.  Finishing up with two wins, and two losses, this was enough to earn them the bronze medal. The team consists of Selena Arima, Brooke Barcelona, Samantha Brown, Ashlyn Eisenkrein, Georgia Insley, Nisha Jackson, Olivia Kalashnikoff, Grace MacNaull, Alison McDuff, Madeline Mittelsteadt and Malia Thompson.

 

 

Just Posted

Drivers see some slippery, slushy conditions

Snow in Kelowna Saturday night and into Sunday has made for cautious drivers and pedestrians.

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission serves annual Christmas dinner

Between 700 to 800 meals were served Saturday to the community

Your weekend story highlights

Every Saturday, the Capital News will highlight stories from the week

The Paperboys visit Kelowna

Check out the Rotary Centre for the Arts Jan. 27

Let it snow in Kelowna

Snow is in the forecast for this week

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

B.C. concert promoter bans Nazi symbols at shows

A man was witnessed making a Nazi salute during a heavy metal show at Pub 340

EDITORIAL: Putting #MeToo to work in your workplace

Workers from top to bottom need to stand together against the bully of sexual harassment

Porter blanks Blades in Rockets’ road trip finale

Rookie netminder stops 40 shots in Kelowna’s last game before Christmas break

All aboard the Summerland Christmas Express

The first train of the Summerland Christmas Express schedule.

Meningococcal clinics open this Sunday

Interior Health is stepping up efforts to get young people vaccinated against Meningococcal.

Update: RCMP arrest domestic assault suspect west of Kamloops.

The RCMP Emergency Response Team made the arrest at around 4:30 p.m.

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

Most Read