U14 United open season with Saskatoon gold

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U14 United win Saskatoon Kickstart

The Swift Current Foresters United Soccer Club Division Two Girls had a high-octane start to the season as they proved that they are able to both score and defend.

The United girls, coached by Dale Perry, Laverne Krywulak, and John Barber, finished unbeaten in four games, out-scoring their opponents 14-2 on their way to a gold medal at the Lakewood Kickstart Tournament in Saskatoon over the weekend.

Saturday morning, the U14’s made a solid season debut with a 5-1 win over the Saskatoon Aurora Gemini. Strikers Mackenzie Froehlich and Jade Addai both scored twice, while Jordan Jacobson added a single.

Saturday afternoon, they finished the round robin with a 1-1 draw against the Saskatoon Lakewood Storm. Klevgaard added her first goal of the season in the draw.

Sunday morning’s semifinal was a bounce-back performance for the U14 girls as they responded with a 5-0 win over Saskatoon’s Aurora Horizon. Santana Gowan notched her first two goals of the campaign, while Addai, Froehlich, and Christina Chase added singles. Hannah Dyck earned the shutout in goal.

They got their revenge on the Lakewood Storm in the championship final with a 3-0 win to claim gold. Gowan scored two more goals and rookie Ashley Eben added her first goal as well. Dyck picked up her second straight shutout with 50 scoreless minutes in goal.

Next up for the U14 Div Two United girls will be Southwest SoccerFest in Swift Current on May 26-27.

It was also an incredible opening weekend for the United Division Three Girls in Saskatoon.

The United girls, coached by Perry, Barber, and Krywulak, posted five consecutive shutouts as they out-scored their opponents 11-0 on their way to a gold medal.

Friday, the United girls opened their season with a 2-0 win over Saskatoon’s Hollandia Dynamite. Shayla Driver scored in the opening minute and Brittney Lamontagne added an insurance goal with eight minutes left. Charlene Burkey earned the shutout with 50 scoreless minutes in goal.

Saturday, they moved to 2-0 with a 1-0 win over Saskatoon’s Eastside Tigers on a Kylie Carefoot goal.

They finished the round robin unbeaten with a 3-0 win over the Saskatoon Aurora Avalanche later that day. Malisa Collier, Shae Barber, and Lamontagne all scored for Swift Current. Londons Parsons and Burkey shared the win in goal.

Swift Current kept a clean sheet once again with a 2-0 win over the Battleford Stingers in Sunday’s semifinal. Karrie Therrien scored from the penalty spot and Lamontagne added her third goal of the tournament.

They completed an undefeated weekend with a 3-0 win over the Weyburn Jr. Red Devils in the gold medal match. Carefoot, Collier, and Driver all scored in the win as Burkey picked up another shutout in goal.

Organizations: Saskatchewan Soccer Association, Swift Current Foresters United Soccer Club

Geographic location: Saskatoon, Lakewood, Southwest SoccerFest Swift Current

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