The Shuswap Shooters U11 Girls development team came out firing in their match against Kelowna Blue on Sunday in Vernon, defeating their foes 3-2.
Lys Milne put Shuswap on the board early with a beautiful shot. Shuswap continued to pressure and capitalized when Phoebe Barnes scored off a brilliantly placed corner kick.
Shuswap’s defence, Brooklyn Davidson, Laura Hall and Holly McCaskill were able to hold off Kelowna entirely in the first half of the game.
Early in the second, Sophia Ruckle sent a beautiful through ball to Jordan King, who scored on a breakaway. Kelowna came back strong and managed to score two goals on the Sharp Shooters, but goaltenders Julia Hart and Braidy Parkes were solid all game.
The second game of the day ended up being a battle to the end as Shuswap played hard against undefeated Kelowna Red. Shuswap outshot their tough opponents, but in the end Kelowna scored the only goal of the game in the last 10 minutes.