TED United had the homefield advantage versus the Vernon Goplin Drillers in a particularly sweltering Tuesday night game at the Little Mountain Sports Fields.
United tried to keep to their game plan of passing and possession which quickly paid off. Ten minutes into the game, TED’s newest recruit Kim Buker, made a brilliant run down the right field with a perfect cross over Drillers defenders and goalie, and onto Kyla Sherman’s awaiting foot, to open up the scoring for United.
Sue Doray was a force on the left wing after stripping Drillers defenders of the ball and finishing with a top corner shot.
Just before the end of the first half, TED United’s Krista Yonker put her team up by three with an aggressively-won header from a well-taken corner by Doray.
The second half showed a slower-paced game, with both teams starting to feel the effects of the heat.
Drillers found themselves in United’s end periodically, but was met with TED’s speedy and aggressive defense.
The final goal of the game came from Doray who went on a breakaway after receiving a through-ball from Tricia Martin.
Doray showed great finesse in calmly placing it bottom corner past the Drillers goal tender. 4-0 for United.