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SOCCER SCENE: Semiahmoo U18s win cup contest

Peace Arch Rangers’ Mitch Mahjen (left) fights for position against a Surrey United Predators’ player during a U13 boys Cup soccer game Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The teams were tied 1-1 after regulation time, but the Rangers won on penalty kicks, scoring on four of five attempts. - Tracy Holmes photo
Peace Arch Rangers’ Mitch Mahjen (left) fights for position against a Surrey United Predators’ player during a U13 boys Cup soccer game Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The teams were tied 1-1 after regulation time, but the Rangers won on penalty kicks, scoring on four of five attempts.
— image credit: Tracy Holmes photo

The Semiahmoo U18 Gold girls soccer squad wrapped up its cup schedule on a positive note last weekend, with a 3-2 victory over Richmond.

Semi controlled the play in the game’s early moments thanks to excellent ball control, and took 3-0 lead by halftime on goals from Megan Pistner, Ashley McTaggart and Michelle Anderson.

Richmond stormed back in the second half, however, scoring two goals to cut the lead to one, but Semiahmoo goalkeeper Tiffany Hordyk shut the door the rest of the way, making a number of saves to preserve the victory.

Semiahmoo defenders Nicole Hansen and Emily Hansen were also key in keeping Richmond from scoring the tying goal, according to head coach Shaun Smith.

Shutout win

In U17 Gold girls cup soccer action late last month, the Semiahmoo Scorpions notched a 3-0 shutout over the Whistler Avalanche.

Sarah Strachan, Katie Filice and Allegra Quadri were the goal-scorers for the Scorpions, while goalkeeper Amy Cornish earned the shutout in net.

Emily Bonshor and Ashley Simpson were strong at midfield, said coach Bob Balneaves, and though they didn’t figure into the scoring, Katarina Kyle and Rachelle Folk were also threats to score.

Defenders Lauren and Ally Robertson, Laura Evans and Sarah Balneaves also kept the Avalanche forwards under control throughout the contest.

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