Chargers, Selects fit to be tied
The Chilliwack Chargers and the Chilliwack United Selects battled to a draw in U12 rep girls soccer action Sunday
The Selects opened the scoring off the foot of star midfielder Katie Lampen but the Chargers were quick to respond with a terrific goal from Jessica Mansfield.
Both teams battled hard and traded chances and momentum until Grace VandenBrink struck for the Selects to make it 2-1.
Grace Bisson, a former Selects player, tied the match early in the second half for the Chargers off of a corner kick, only to have former Charger Kennedy Galley put the Selects up for the third time with a perfect strike from 20 yards in to the top corner.
But the Chargers didn't quit and midfielder Carmen Bonnar's left-footed goal tied the game at three. Both goalkeepers played a terrific game and made spectacular saves.
Newcomer to the Chargers Sydney Schoenfield had a spectacular game with multiple chances on goal but was unable to find the back of the net.
Attack falls short
The Chilliwack Attack fell 3-2 to defending women's soccer champion Surrey United Friday night in Cloverdale.
Facing a formidable United lineup that included a former Whitecap player, the Chilliwack squad withstood a fierce challenge throughout the game.
Surrey opened the scoring at the 36-minute mark, but Chilliwack evened the score with three minutes remaining in the first half when Kelly Willmets passed outside to an overlapping Deanna Hawes whose shot from just the corner of the 18 yard box sailed over the leaping Surrey keeper and into the far corner of the net. The half ended locked at one goal apiece. Chilliwack was forced to play most of the second half with no spares as the Attack suffered a pair of injuries.
Despite having four defenders out with injuries, Chilliwack held their own against United. Surrey took the lead 20 minutes into the second half but once again Chilliwack responded just six minutes later when Andrea Feaver scored a highlight goal as she spun and headed home a through-ball from Jody Hanninen.
Surrey finally took the lead for good with 14 minutes remaining. The Attack came close to tying the game when Deanna Hawes rocketed a free kick from 25 yards out off the crossbar, but United United held on for the 3-2 victory.
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