Sports

Bainbridge's White Ice soccer squad takes '08 Viking Cup

The Bainbridge U-12 White Ice pose with their medals after a title win at the 2008 Viking Cup. Top Row (L-R): Assistant Coach Scott Coryell, Caroline Ginder, Isabel Saez, Jennifer Scharrer, Kate Matthews, Kamryn Coryell, Brook Brigham, Kayla Buchmeier, Sara Meyers, Coach Darcy Brigham. Bottom Row (left to right) Allison Snare, Samantha Opalski, Kyra Wortley, Erin McCassey, Charlotte Furner, Lindsay Wienkers, Carly Millerd. - Courtesy of Pam Opalski
The Bainbridge U-12 White Ice pose with their medals after a title win at the 2008 Viking Cup. Top Row (L-R): Assistant Coach Scott Coryell, Caroline Ginder, Isabel Saez, Jennifer Scharrer, Kate Matthews, Kamryn Coryell, Brook Brigham, Kayla Buchmeier, Sara Meyers, Coach Darcy Brigham. Bottom Row (left to right) Allison Snare, Samantha Opalski, Kyra Wortley, Erin McCassey, Charlotte Furner, Lindsay Wienkers, Carly Millerd.
— image credit: Courtesy of Pam Opalski

After a 4-1 victory and a 1-0 loss in the 2008 Viking Cup, the U-12 White Ice soccer squad headed into the quarterfinal round in fourth place.

But the Ice played their way into the semifinals thanks to strong defensive plays by Kayla Buchmeier, Jennifer Scharrer and goalkeeper Eryn McCassey, and consistent midfield control by Charlotte Furner, Kate Matthews, Sara Meyers, Carly Millerd, Isabel Saez, and Kamryn Coryell.

Strikers Lindsay Wienkers and Caroline Ginder provided steady pressure and many shots on goal. In the see-saw semifinal match, the Ice relinquished its 2-1 lead with less than 30 seconds in regulation. In the nail-biting shoot-out, Kyra Wortley was a standout at keeper, staving off all four shots she faced, while Allison Snare and Samantha Opalski hit shots for the Ice to seal the shoot-out win 2-0, upsetting the first place team which moved them into the final round.

The finals matched the White Ice against the undefeated team which had beaten them already in the tournament. Neither side scored during regulation and overtime play. Once again, Kyra Wortley held her ground in the ensuing shoot-out while Brooke Brigham nailed the fourth and final penalty kick to give the Bainbridge White Ice the 2008 Viking Cup Championship victory.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Nov 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates