Sharp Shooters earn victory

The Shuswap Sharp Shooters U11 development team had two fantastic games on Sunday

The Shuswap Sharp Shooters U11 development team had two fantastic games on Sunday in Kamloops against Kelowna Red and Vernon 2.

In the first game of the day which featured the leagues two top teams, Kelowna surprised Shuswap by scoring in the first two minutes of the match. Shuswap responded five minutes later with a goal when Jordan King made a crafty run down the wing and sent a bullet in the back of the net.

Pheobe Barnes and Lys Milne continued to put on pressure and had several good chances on goal. Julia Hart and Braidy Parkes were stellar in goal and each made several great saves. Shuswap’s defenders, Laura Hall, Janae Bocking, Holly McKaskill and Brooklyn Davidson were able to fend off Kelowna’s attack.  The final score was 1-1.

In the second game of the day, Shuswap put themselves on the board 15 minutes in when King, off a pass from Milne, was able to beat her defender and put the ball in the back of the net.

Shuswap dominated most of the match and played a good passing game.

Sophia Ruckle and Gabriella Torrie were tireless up front and continued to pressure Vernon’s defence.

In the second half, Alana O’Dell turned on the engines and scored two brilliant goals by powering her way through Vernon’s defence making the final score 3-0 for Shuswap.