U13 Mixed team loses season opener
by Phillip Blancher
IROQUOIS — The Seaway Kickers U13 Mixed team faced off against county-rival, North Dundas United June 5th at the Merkley Soccer Fields in Iroquois.
Seaway got on the board two minutes into play with a goal straight up the middle of the net by Kicker Forward Aaron Tibben making it 1-0.
At the 24-minute mark in the first half, Tibben scored his second on the night, high on the right corner of the goal, 2-0 Seaway.
North Dundas answered back at the 29-minute mark in the half, besting Kickers goalkeeper Kendrew Byers, 2-1 Seaway.
In the second half, Tibben scored his third of night, completing the natural hat-trick for the game. North Dundas answered back in the second half, scoring three goals including the tie-breaker in the final three minutes of the game. Final score, North Dundas United 4, Seaway Kickers 3.
This is the U13 Mixed team's first regular-season defeat on the soccer pitch since July 26, 2012.
The U13 Mixed team visits the Ottawa Internationals at Bruff Park in Ottawa South, June 12, 6:30p.m. kick off time.
U16 Girls win home opener
IROQUOIS — The U16 Girls team hosted the Ottawa Royals team June 4th, at the Merkley Soccer Fields in Iroquois.
Scoring for the Kickers was Shayna VanBeilen and Sierra Dodge as the U16 Girls shut out the Royals 2-0. Goalkeeper Alyssa Grant got her first cleansheet of the season.
The U16 Girls visit the Nepean HotSpurs at Medhurst Park in Nepean June 11, 6:30p.m. kickoff.
U13 Girls start the season with a win
NEPEAN — The U13 Girls team visited the Ottawa Royals on June 3 at Regina Street PS field in Nepean. Kicker Helene Bygott scored all six goals in the 6-1 win over the Royals. The U13G team play host to Nepean City on June 10th and visit the Ottawa Royals again in Ottawa on June 17th. 6:30p.m. start time for both games.