Close game for Undefeated Kickers
OTTAWA – The Seaway Kickers U13 Mixed team put their 12 and 0 season record on the line August 8th, when they visited the Ottawa Internationals M3 team at Bruff Park in Ottawa where a 3-0 win kept them on track.
Action started in the first with a drive by Seaway forwards David Swerdfeger and Aaron Tibben on Ottawa’s end, which was shut down by a strong Ottawa defense. Ottawa quickly answered with a charge on Seaway’s end, blocked by goalkeeper Shawn Dowson.
The back-and-forth first half remained scoreless with Seaway having eight shots on net and Ottawa six.
Despite the prospect of the Kickers’ 13 game winning streak ending with this game, the team remained disciplined in play. The game remained scoreless until the 62 minute mark with a goal in the bottom left corner by Kicker forward John Coligan made it 1-0, Seaway.
Ottawa quickly tried to return the favour with a three-man drive down the line, with Dowson making the save of the game.
Three minutes later, forward Travis McInnis bested Ottawa’s goalkeeper to make it 2-0 Seaway.
With just 40 seconds left in the second half, Coligan netted his second of the evening for a final 3-0 Kickers win.
Dowson claimed his first solo-shutout this season as the U13M team record advances to 13 and 0 for the season with two games left.
The team visits the Ottawa Internationals M2 team August 15, at Brewer Park. Game time is 6:30 p.m.
U13 Girls win in Ottawa
OTTAWA – The Seaway Kickers U13 Girls team visited the Ottawa Royals G1 team in Ottawa, August 6, for a 4-2 win.
The Kickers took the lead in the first half with a goal by Helene Bygott making it 1-0 Seaway. Kristyn VanHoof quickly followed up with a second, for a 2-0 Seaway lead at the half.
Early in the second half, two goals by the Royals evened the scoreboard.
Midway through the second half, Kicker Annaka Gibbons bested the Ottawa goalkeeper for a 3-2 Seaway advantage. Bygott added her second for the night, for a 4-2 Seaway win.
Goalkeepers Cameron Broad and Alyssa Grant shared the win.
The U13 Girls team play their final home game August 13, at the Merkley Soccer Fields in Iroquois against the Ottawa Internationals G2 team. 6:30 p.m. Game time is 6:30 p.m.
U18 Mixed Kickers extend winning streak
IROQUOIS – The U18 Mixed team hosted the undefeated North Dundas United squad August 8 with an eye on extending their three-game winning streak and they did just that with a 3-2 victory.
Six minutes into the first half, Kicker forward Drew Gillard shot from center on a corner bounce, to beat North Dundas’ goalkeeper and give the Kickers a 1-0 lead.
North Dundas scored back-to-back goals later in the first half, to carry a 2-1 advantage into the second half.
At the 65 minute mark in the second half, Kicker Travis McNeilly scored his first of the night off a pass from Clay Dumoulin, to tie the game 2-2.
With 30 seconds left on the clock, McNeilly scored his second of the night, for the 3-2 Seaway Kicker victory.
Keeper Antoine Scarr claimed the win in goal, snapping North Dundas United’s undefeated season and extending Seaway’s winning streak to four games.
The U18 team hosts the Nepean City M1 team in Iroquois, August 15. Game time is 6:30 p.m.