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CONTRIBUTION · 31st May 2012
Teresa Wraight
The U14 Terrace Girls soccer team captured Gold this past weekend at the Annual Kamloops Slurpee Cup.

This well run, competitive tournament allowed the girls to play at a highly competitive level and provided a great warm up for the upcoming provincials. Every player on this team had a role to play and each and every one of them contributed to the wins.

The first game against Prince George showcased the strength of the forward line. Hannah Jay’s quick feet were unstoppable and Carly Davis dominated the mid field. Along with the quick strikers, nothing could get through the solid defensive play of captain, Anke Dewit. Ashlee Wojnarowski, Mikaela Jefferies, Faith Nisyok and Grace Kennedy all dominated on the defensive line.

The second game against Vernon showed this is a group of girls with spirit and heart who completely believe in a team effort. From the defence, to midfield, to forwards, these girls proved they were a united force. Mid fielders Sage Desjardins, Paige Payne, Sydney Desjardins, Emily Dodd and Carly Davis moved the ball fast and furious, setting Deborah Wraight up for 2 goals and another win.

Game three against Kamloops was a tight game. Timely boots from stopper Ashlee Wojnarowski kept the ball in the offensive zone and the hard work paid off with timely goals from Kelsey Roberts and Ansone Van Rensburg.

The final game against Kelowna was a nail biter with close chances coming from Monica Mann and Kennedy Gill. A goal from Kelsey Roberts and a heart stopping corner kick from Paige Payne right to the foot of Carlee Davis afforded them the win.

Alexx Muller, the rookie goalie, made a name for herself with miraculous, near impossible saves. The solid performance of the goalie, the outstanding defensive line and the speed of the mid field and strikers proved this win was a true team effort.

The strength of this team is not just in their solid skills or their ability to adjust and take direction well but the strength comes from working and playing together as a team.

The girls look forward to playing as many games as they can in preparation for the Provincials. Leading by example are two former TYSA soccer graduates, Kara Anderson and Kyla Bakker, who are giving back to the association by assisting head coach, Teresa Wraight.