Sharp Shooters end season on positive note

The Shuswap FC U12 girls finished their season the way they started, winning in a dominant fashion.

  • Jun. 24, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Shuswap FC U12 girls finished their season the way they started, winning in a dominant fashion.

In front of a home crowd at Little Mountain Sports Fields they defeated Kamloops Orange and Vernon last Sunday.

Striker Braidy Parkes put Shuswap on the board first when she received a brilliant pass from Holly McKaskill.

Parkes’ shot was parried by the Kamloops keeper, but she got her own rebound and struck the ball in the back of the net.

Sophia Ruckle scored next for Shuswap after she stripped the ball from a Kamloops defender and powered her way to the goal, making it 2-0 with a beautiful shot. Shuswap’s defence was  led by sweeper Janae Bocking and defenders Brooklyn Davidson, Lys Milne, Alana O’Dell and Laura Hall.

Shuswap struck once more in the second half and completed the shutout against Kamloops.

In the second match of the day, early in the game, Parkes won the ball off a Vernon defender and crossed the ball to King, who calmly slotted the ball in the back of the net.

Vernon countered shortly after with a goal of their own.  The Sharp Shooters quickly regained their composure and Hall continued to dominate the middle of the field as Shuswap continued to apply pressure.

King won the ball off a Vernon goal kick and scored a brace making it 2-1.

The Sharp Shooters maintained possession throughout the game with Milne, Davidson and King threading the Vernon defence with quick, accurate passes.

Parkes was relentless on the outside and proved to be too much for the Vernon defence when she crossed the ball perfectly to Ruckle, who one-timed it into the back of the net for her second goal of the day.

Shortly after, O’Dell found Parkes open in the front of the net, and she calmly scored with a well-placed shot. The score was 4-1 at half.

Vernon applied some pressure in the second half, but Bocking, Hart and McCaskill quickly shut down any attack.

In the end, Shuswap’s attack was too much and the final score was 6-2 for Shuswap.

The Sharp Shooters finished the season with a 14-5-1 record.


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