Kelowna United Under-12 girls player Jewel Lamb (left) gets set to crank up a shot toward the net as teammate Dez Day (right)

United soccer squads competitive early in new season

Kelowna teams compete in Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League

The rep soccer season is now in full swing and Kelowna United soccer teams were in action last weekend around the Central Okanagan.

Here is a look at the results from games played April 13 and 14.

U-11 Girls Strikers

The Under-11 Strikers had a win and a tie in two games last weekend. After playing to a 0-0 tie with Penticton on Saturday the Strikers found their scoring touch on Sunday against Vernon’s Under-11 team, earning a 3-0 victory.

Rylee Semeniuk led the offensive attack, scoring twice to stake KU to an early 2-0 lead. Sophie Lachapelle scored on a left-footer in the second half to close out the scoring.

U-11 Girls Chaos

The KU Under-11 Chaos earned two wins on the weekend, beating Vernon 4-2 before blasting Shuswap 8-1.

Against Vernon Kaley Krivoshein had all thee goals in a dominating performance while Jasanna Kunz scored three times to lead KU against Shuswap.

U-13 Girls

KU’s Under-13 girls took control of its lone game of the weekend against Kamloops early on as they pressed from the whistle and displayed some good passing and ball possession at the Parkinson Rec. soccer fields.

Deziree Day scored all three goals for Kelowna while the entire team played well defensively in the win.

U-14 Girls

It was a slow start to the game between Kelowna United’s Under-14 girls and Kamloops Blaze Blue as neither team could manage much offense early. Kamloops opening up the scoring late in the first half before Ashlyn Day tied it up to 1-1 in the second half. Kamloops took the lead a few minutes later getting their second goal past keeper Fiona Reha before making the score 3-1 off a penalty kick. With seven minutes left in the game, Mackenzie Schwinghamer scored for Kelowna to make the score 3-2 but they couldn’t find the equalizer in the loss.

U-15 Girls

Kelowna and Penticton’s Under-15 girls teams played a close, back and forth game that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Kelowna scored first in the opening half on a penalty shot by Selina Carolei. In the second half, Penticton scored on a deflection off the goalie resulting in a 1-1 draw.

U-16 Girls

The Kelowna U-16 girls applied early pressure in its game with Kamloops and carried it through the game in a 2-0 shutout win.

Emma Johnson beat the Kamloops goaltender with a well placed shot while  Emina Arima struck a beautiful ball on a free kick and scored Kelowna’s second of the day. Kamloops came on and applied steady pressure in the second half but solid play by Krisztina Breti and a goal saving header by Jenna Labossiere helped to maintain the shutout victory.

U-12 Boys Crushers

The Kelowna U-12 Crushers had back-to-back 5-2 wins in its games on the weekend against Kamloops and Penticton.

In its first game Lucas Hicklin scored three times while Joven Boparai and Nic Bigattini also scored. Keeper Jordan Thorsen was excellent in net, including a fabulous save on a Kamloops penalty kick.

On Sunday against Penticton, Braeden Cangiano got the ball rolling when he opened the scoring before Gregor Smith fired a low bullet to the corner for a 2-0 Kelowna lead.

Smith would add a second goal later and Jagger Thomas and Sam Bishoip also scored in the 5-2 win over Penticton.

U-12 Boys Rebels

The KU Under-12 Rebels had a pair of wins on the weekend, outscoring Penticton 5-2 and Kamloops 6-4.

Against Penticton Adrian Delgado had two goals and two assists while Hunter Blucke also scored twice and Brandon Frechette added a single.

Sunday against Kamloops Orange Frechette and Carson Whitley each scored twice in the 6-4 win. Edvin Kristijen and Blucke also scored.

U-12 Boys Spartans

The Under-12 Spartans won twice, beating Vernon 5-3 before a 4-1 win over Kamloops Blue.

Nate Portz opened the scoring in the Spartans win over Vernon. Cameron Sorenson, Cain Moore with a pair and  Chris Van Den Heuvel also scored for Kelowna.

In the team’s second game, Kelowna scored off of a pair of penatly kicks to help them to a 4-1 win over Vernon. Van Den Heuval buried the first penalty and his second attempt hit the post before being finished by Portz. Clarke Coombs also scored in the win.

U-15 Boys

Kelowna’s U-15 boys took a 3-2 lead over Shuswap’s U-16 team into the second half before breaking the game open with a four goal second half and a 7-2 win.

Foster Warren opened the scoring while Morgan Gonzales and Corbin Beauchemin also scored in the first half before KU took over the game in the second half. Beauchemin and Gonzales each added their second goals while Jeremy MacKay and Spencer Young also scored in the win.


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