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Mission United girls still untouchable
The Mission United girls soccer team advanced to the next round of the Coastal Cup after coming up with two wins this past week.
Due to weather delays Mission faced off against the Abbotsford Hurricanes Thursday night at the Sports Park. Abby took an early lead, but Mission turned on the heat to capture control and win the game 7-1.
The Mission team played strong in spite of injuries and the cold. Excellent work in the midfield from Nicole Milan, Krystal Hemminger, and Chelsea Bunbury. Missions strong defense came from Sam Pederson, Kayla Szlovicsak and Kayla Kanoa. Goals by Ryley Ahlstrom (4), Kayla Kanoa (2) and Marissa Cochrane.
Round two of the Coastal Cup saw Mission United take on the Langley Adrenaline in an away game. Mission struggled early on against an aggressive opponent and heavy rains, but hung on to a 3-2 lead to win the game.
Outstanding performances by keeper Jocelyn Pelz, defenders Kayla Szlovicsak and Amanda Doughty and midfielders Lovena Morton, Klair Phillipoff, Sarah Wardell and Sam Robertson.
Goals were scored by Michelle Sephton and Ryley Ahlstrom.
Mission United remain undefeated this season. Round three of the Coastal Cup is on Feb. 18.
Terminators win cup game
The U13 Terminators girls soccer team came out with a win this past weekend. In a hard fought cup game against Langley, Mission came out on top of a 3-1 score.
Goals were scored by Ashley, Indy and Kayla. Excellent goaltending by Emily.
Adrenaline advance to next round
The Mission Adrenaline moved into the semi-final round of Provincial Cup with a convincing 6-1 victory over arch-rival Langley Mustangs this past weekend.
The Mustangs scored first in the opening five minutes when the Adrenaline failed to clear a goal-mouth scramble. But the Adrenaline came right back with striker Lacy Miller finding time and space to drive in the equalizer from 20 yards.
From there on in, the Adrenaline put relentless pressure on the homeside with Chantelle Robertson unleashing a powerful one-timer to score from 35 yards. Robertson, who was a force all game, got her second shortly thereafter.
Langley continued to wilt with an own-goal and Mission mid-fielder Jessica Keresman managed to weave her way into the penalty area to score, making it 5-1 at the half.
Mission defended very well in the second half as Langley battled hard to get back in the game, but goalie Megan Krobath made key saves along the way. Defender Miranda Ashton was a stand out for Mission. Mid-fielder Ashley Kanoa finished the scoring with another goal from 25 yards.
RiverHawks lose in shootout
Mission RiverHawks, a Tier 3 Silver A team, werent intimidated taking on their Tier 1 opponents, the Langley Lynx, on Sunday in the first round of the Coastal Cup.
The teams played to a scoreless tie through overtime before being out-shot 4-3 in the penalty shootout.
The RiverHawks looked strong and determined, keeping Langley shooters from penetrating their 18-yard box to prevent any good scoring chances during the game.
Mission strikers kept the Langley defenders occupied much of the game. Both teams played hard, only to be turned away by effective defensive play. Missions defence was led by sweeper Holly Duff, who consistently chased down Langley strikers, and Maya Gluppe, who effectively cleared the ball from danger more than once.
Ryanna Lennon played a solid game in goal, topping off her effort with a goal in the penalty shootout.