The Seaway Kickers girls U18 soccer team scored a big 4-1 victory Monday night (June 4) when they travelled to D.A. Moodie Park, to take on Nepean City.
After a slow start the girls really started to move the ball and stretch the field.
Mid-fielder, Kaitlyn Merkley made a nice pass to Kelsey Douglas who crossed the ball to Lesley-Ann Tupper for the Kickers’ first goal of the season.
Tupper struck again with a nice feed from Kaitlyn Geurkink after a great clearing pass from Emile Vanveen.
Nepean rallied and pushed back hard but the defence of Abby Fawcett, Tracey Blokland, Leah Wells, Jennifer Smith, Vanveen and Megan Hines, along with Keeper Jade Millward, held strong.
The second half saw the Kickers come out really strong.
Michaela Morrow fed a nice pass to Ashley Smith who, after beating a couple of Nepean defenders, crossed the ball to Sara Gudlaugsson for an easy goal.
Jessica Hartle started a nice play up the sidelines which finished with the final goal by Alyssa MacMillan.
Kailyn Douglas was in the net for the second half and did a great job. Nepean’s only goal came from a penalty kick.
The Kickers made their season debut on Monday, May 28, in Nepean, where they were handed a 1-0 loss by the Hotspurs despite out-shooting the Hotspurs 15 – 7.
The Kickers came out hard and fast and dominated the game with Kelsey Douglas hitting a couple of crossbars on nice feeds from Tupper and Kaitlyn Geurkink.
Ashley Smith was a force down the middle and had a nice try on a cross by Alyssa MacMillan but just couldn’t finish.
The defence kept the Hotspurs away from Keepers Jade Millward and Jessica Hartle with some timely defensive coverage and great plays.
The Kickers next game is June 11th, 6:30 p.m. at Seaway High School in Iroquois.