Kelowna United youth soccer teams hit the soccer pitch for the first time in compeitive play last weekend.
Here is a rundown of the results from the teams.
The KU Under-13 girls played played to a 0-0 draw in its season opener on a cold morning Sunday at the UBCO turf field. For the first 10 minutes, Vernon was pressing and the play was often in the Kelowna end, however the KU girls found their stride and reversed this trend. Neither team was able to convert, including Lara Frappier, who nearly won the game with a late header that narrowly mised in the game’s final minute.
The Under-14 girls took on Kamloops Blaze Orange and Kelowna used solid passing and a sustained attack to earn a 4-0 win. Ashlyn Day assisted on Kelowna’s first two goals as Courtney Peissard opened the scoring before Kate Johnson scored just two minutes later for a quick 2-0 lead.
Kelowna dominated possession of the ball during the second half. Angelia Ostrom kicked in Kelowna’s third goal before Day scored the fourth to round out the scoring. Regan Medley had the shutout in net for Kelowna .
The KU Under-15 girls fell behind the Kamloops Blaze Blue club 2- 0 in the first half of their season opener before getitng back in the game.
After being outplayed in the first the Kelowna club took over in the second half, scoring two nice goals to tie the game 2-2. Caleigh Brown scored on a rebound from Justah Clarke’s cross to make the score 2-1. Just before full time Jessica McIntyre scored to tie the game on an assist by Vanessa White. Keeper Montana Pittenger performed well with several key saves while the fullback line was strong and instrumental in clearing many through balls.
Against the Shuswap Selects, Kelowna United’s U-16 girls scored early and outplayed its opposition en route to a 3-0 win.
Brianne Mapson opened the scoring, capitalizing on one of many threatening corner kicks by Emina Arima. A few minutes later, Kiana Ajamzadeh took a hard angled drive off of a pass by Claire Culver to make it 2-0 for KU. Emma Johnson sealed the win in the first half with a well placed shot and a 3-0 lead.
First Game Scoring/Highlights:
The Under-15 boys earned a 4-2 win over Revelstoke with a solid team effort. Corbin Beauchemin opened the scoring in the U-15 Boys first league game of the season. Josh Clark crossed the ball to the front of the net, and Beauchemin tapped it in for a 1-0 lead before Matthew Harden made the score 2-0, scoring in the last minute of the half.
Revelstoke came out strong in the second half, scoring in the first four minutes on a corner kick and then tying the game 2-2. But Morgan Gonzales was able to put Kelowna back in front, scoring on a beautiful pass from Beauchemin before Beauchemin scored the final goal with a pass from Ilan Michaeli.