U-18 Seaway Kickers girls soccer

The Seaway Kickers U18 girls soccer team finished their regular season in first place with a final record of 10 wins and 2 losses. 

On July 30 the Kickers hosted the Nepean City girls soccer team and cruised to a 3-0 shutout win thanks to the keeping of Kailyn Douglas and Jade Millward.  

Kaitlyn Merkley started the Kickers scoring with a beautiful curving shot just inside the post off a nice corner kick by Jessica Hartle.  

The second goal of the game came after a tough battle for the ball by Kelsey Douglas, a good box out by Ashley Smith and a well placed shot by Michaela Morrow.  

The third and final goal was scored by Lesley-Ann Tupper after a nice passing play between Jessica Hartle and Bailey Hass. 

On August 8, the Kickers travelled to Confederation High School to take on the Nepean Hotspurs for another shutout win, this time by a 4-0 count. 

Kelsey Douglas’s hard charging style led to a standout goal after some great teamwork.  

Sarah Gudlaugsson benefitted from a great corner kick from Michaela Morrow for a tap in goal to make it 2-0.

The third counter came from Lesley-Ann Tupper who scored a nice goal after some fancy footwork.  

The fourth and final goal of the game came once again off a corner kick, this time from Jessica Hartle with a nice finish by Sarah Gudlaugsson. 

The regular season final game was played August 13 at Hill Crest High School under the lights on a turf field.  

The Kickers came out charging hoping to end  the season on a high note and did so with a 5-0 victory.

The Kickers got it rolling with a great defensive play by Abby Fawcett from a nice pass to Jessica Hartle who fed Kelsey Douglas for a great shot to start the game off.  

Goal number two was off a great corner kick with a header finish by Sarah Gudlaugsson and that was followed when Jessica Hartle sent another nice corner kick to Sarah Gudlaugsson for another nice finish.  

The next counter was all Lesley-Ann Tupper with a nice decoy by Kaitlyn Geurkink, which gave Tupper the room to dangle and dribble the ball in for a cheeky goal.   

The Kickers final goal started with some nice passing between Ashley Smith and Michaela Morrow and finished with a nice shot by Kelsey Douglas.  

Coach Dave Hartle has been very pleased with the defensive play of the midfielders and defenders as it takes a team effort for a win and an even better effort to finish the season with three straight shutouts.  The Seaway Kickers have their year-end tournament August 18, in Kemptville, with their first game at 10 a.m.

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