Rainmakers Striker Reagan Pomponio makes a run team’s game against Caledonia Secondary School on May 12. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Terrace Kermodes tie for second in Northwest soccer zones

The team went 0-1-1, losing to champions Smithers Secondary School

Caledonia Secondary School senior girls soccer team tied for second in the 2018 northwest zone championships this weekend, with Smithers Secondary School taking the title.

The Kermodes went 0-1-1 in the competition, tying Charles Hays Secondary School in the morning before losing to the eventual champions from Smithers in the afternoon.

In their first game, the Kermodes faced Rainmakers and took a 1-0 lead in the first half, with a goal scored by Jayde Gingles off the crossbar.

The Rainmakers managed to score off a corner kick to tie the game 1-1, a score that held through most of the second half.

But the Kermodes scored again off a nice shot by Eryn Struyk from just outside the penalty box, taking the lead 2-1.

The Rainmakers then managed to score a rebound off a free kick in the final minutes of the game to secure a 2-2 tie.

The tie set up a critical match against Smithers Secondary School, a fast team that applies a lot of ball pressure and has strong-shooting forwards.

The Kermodes lost 2-0 to Smithers — a score replicated by the Rainmakers later that afternoon.

Coach Warren Copeland said the team played well but didn’t get many opportunities, “and they’ve got an extremely strong forward who ultimately made us pay with a couple,” he said.

“Overall I think we played good in both games, but a few little minor mistakes against Prince Rupert cost us the win there. And yeah, Smithers is tough. They are always a very tough opponent,” he said.

Looking ahead, Copeland said it’ll be interesting how the team shapes up with the loss of Grade 12 players, which include Bryn Giesbrecht, Jayde Gingles, Tegan Dejong, Diana Harris, Jacey Neid, Delaney Kitchen, Deidre Lind, and Eryn Struyk.

“We’re going to lose a fair number of our seniors this year — all very strong players — so that will leave us looking to fill some spots on the line for next season. So that will be interested to see,” he said.



matthew.allen@thenorthernview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


 


jackie@terracestandard.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Caledonia’s Jacey Neid boots the ball up the field in a zone game against Charles Hayes. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Tegan Dejong goes after the ball with a Rainmaker competitor last Saturday. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Smithers Secondary took the Northwest zone soccer title this year. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Just Posted

Geotechnical work underway at proposed Ktimat propane terminal

The company that wants to build a propane export terminal at Kitimat… Continue reading

Depictions of nature, poetry and colour brighten up Terrace Art Gallery

The works of Joan Turecki and Stephen Mann will be displayed until Nov. 24

GALLERY: Remembrance Day 2018

100 year later, Terrace remembers

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

Pipeline company urges rejection of many seeking intervener status in jurisdictional hearings

Those seeking to participate include District of Kitimat and Haisla Nation

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man

One man died of life-threatening injuries on Nov. 8

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Most Read