IROQUOIS-The Seaway Kickers U13 Mixed team began the 2013 season on June 6th against the Ottawa Internationals. The rain-soaked game at the fields at Bruff Park in Gloucester, saw the return of many players from last year’s squad.
This year’s team has 19 players, coached by Frank Waytowich and Sid Markell.
Seaway controlled the ball for a majority of the first half keeping the ball in Ottawa’s end. The Internationals scored first on a penalty kick at the 27 minute mark of the first half, to go up 1-0.
Seaway out shot Ottawa, 10-3 for the half.
More pressure was applied by the Kickers, who dominated ball possession throughout the second half as the rain intensified.
At the 47 minute mark, Connor Dumoulin scored on a shot set up by Johnny Coligan, low to the left corner of the net to tie the game 1-1.
Coligan collected his second assist of the night, setting up Brayden Blacquiere-Rizk’s off-the-body shot into the Ottawa net, to make it 2-1 Seaway.
Ottawa struggled to tie the game, however, Seaway’s defense kept the ball out of their own end with only two attempts at Seaway’s net being made.
Seaway applied pressure late in the second half attempting four shots in less than two minutes, but the clock ran out.
Final score: Seaway Kickers 2, Ottawa Internationals 1.
Seaway out shot Ottawa 18-5. Shawn Dowson and Travis McInnis shared goalkeeping duties.
The U13M Kickers visit Nepean City in Ottawa, June 13, followed by a three game tournament on the weekend in Ottawa.
Big win for U18 girls
In U18G action on June 3, Dave Hartle’s Kickers took on the Ottawa Internationals on the Hillcrest High School turf and came away with a 4-1 victory.
Scoring for the Kickers were Alyssa MacMillan, Ashley Smith, Kaitlyn Geurkink and Lesley-Ann Tupper.
Taylor Visser collected the lone goal for the Internationals.
The U18 girls are coached by Hartle and Rhonda VanBeilen is the assistant coach.