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Delta Coastal Selects Sting

Home of the 2015 Umbro Beach Blast Champions, 2015 Coastal A Cup Silver Medalists, 2014 West Coast Cup Champions, 2014 Coastal A Cup Silver Medalists, 2013 USA Cup Champions, 2012 West Coast Cup Champions, 2012 U-13 Provincial A Cup Champions, 2012 U-13 Coastal A Cup Champions, 2011/12 U-13 MSL Division Champions, 2011/12 U-13 MSL League Championship Runners Up, 2011 North Shore Thanksgiving Tournament Champions, 2011 Pitt Meadows Labour Day Tournament Champions, 2011 Mission Memorial Tournament Champions, 2010 Burnaby Remembrance Day Tournament Silver Medalists, 2010 Pitt Meadows Labour Day Tournament Champions, 2010 Umbro Beach Blast Silver and Bronze Medalists, 2010 Steve Bonnet Memorial Champions, 2009 PoCo Thanksgiving Tournament Champions & 2009 Richmond Spring Breaker Silver Medalists. 

Welcome to the U-18 Metro, Delta Coastal Selects Sting team website, for the 2016/17 season. The Delta Coastal Selects team, formerly known as the SurDel Sting, is a partnership between the SurDel, Tsawwassen, Coastal FC and Ladner soccer clubs.  The Sting team will be hitting the training pitch in August to start to prepare for the kickoff of the new season as well as looking forward to heading to Seattle in November for a Showcase tournament. As well the players will be working out with core conditioning coach Michelle Roots in preparation for the upcoming soccer season in August. The players have worked hard to get to this point and look to continue that hard work as they develop their skills against some tough competition. They are a great bunch of dedicated players and we are sure they will have a great learning experience and a lot of fun along the way. Go Sting!!!

Friday, February 17
Sting Travel to Fraser Valley

The Sting travelled out to the Valley for a matchup against the top team in Group B, the Fraser Valley Selects. The Sting knew they were to be in for a tough match up but by the end of the day they could have easily walked away with the full three points. Meg and Brit got the ball rolling early for the Sting as some fine build up passing saw Brit played thru but her effort from the edge of the box stung the keepers hands and the Valley defenders had to be sharp, as Lauren was streaking in for the rebound but it was cleared away in time. A few minutes later and Meg collected a loose ball and ran at the back four and let fly with a twenty yard effort but again it was at the keeper for the save. The play was all in the Valley end of the pitch as Simran had little to do in the first half. The best chance of the half fell to Haley just a few minutes before the break. A brilliant thru ball by Sami down the left side saw Lauren skip by her mark and lay a fantastic left footed cut back pass to the far side of the six yard box that had Haley sitting unmarked. Haley tried to place the left footed effort into the bottom corner but it was cleared off the line and back to her with the second shot being blocked out for a corner. Score at the half Fraser Valley 0 - Sting 0.

The Sting opened the second half once again the better team and came close once again to scoring inside the first two minutes. Haley's whipped in corner from the keepers left side had Sami out climb her mark and power the header just over the bar in another close effort. Ten minutes later and Lauren showed off her physical play as she muscled her check off the ball and slipped a pass over to Meg who in turn found Kylie wide open. From twenty five yards Kylie got all of her power into the shot that was destined top corner until a brilliant diving save tipped the shot over the bar. The Sting were due though and their hardwork paid off. Meg and Kylie got into some give and go passing which created some space for Kylie to cross into the eighteen. Georgia was on the spot to flick head the ball into Lauren's path as she made a great run from the edge. While not the prettiest goal in Lauren's career the shot off her thigh eluded the Valley keeper up high and the Sting had the lead. So more heartbreak for this team was coming though as ten minutes from time a rare breakdown in the defense saw a Sting defender lose her footing and the resulting cut back pass found the wide open Valley striker able to slot the ball home. Some more doom and gloom could have been heaped on the Sting as just before the full time whistle a shot from the Valley striker was labelled for the top corner but a stunning diving fingertip save by Simran tipped the ball over the bar to preserve the tie. Final score Fraser Valley Selects 1 - Sting 1.

With the recent snowfall and the regualr MSL season drawing close to an end the League has decided to scrub all crossover games between the Groups and play their remaining inter group game to determine the top two teams in each group. Another tough break for the Sting as they are just three points out of second place so losing the balance of the season puts them in a tough spot to qualify for the League Championships. That said they will give it their best shot as usual as they finish the season off next Sunday against the top team in their group, SFC Pegasus. Good luck ladies and Go Sting!!

Friday, January 27
Sting Split Double Header Weekend

The second game of the weekend had the Sting up against old foe Coquitlam Kaos. The Sting owned this game start to finish as Simran wasnt troubled too much on this day. Meg got things going for the Sting as she moved the ball past her mark and fed the ball into the eighteen for Allie to run onto but the twelve yard effort was right at the keeper for the save. On a quick counter the Kaos winger got in behind the defence and let fly with a hard low cross that Simran had to be sharp on to push out for a clearance but this would be her only duty on the day. Syd's free kick was quickly played up to Sami who let fly with a shot that forced the high save. The pressure was mounting and the Sting found the back of the net courtesy of an own goal. A heads up play by Georgia saw her brilliant wide ball jumped on by Haley. In turn Haley's left footed cross fizzed across the six yard box where it was turned into the net by the Kaos centre back. Score at the half Kaos 0 - Sting 1.

The second half was all Sting and while the chances were few and far they controlled the tempo of the game for the balance of the half. The Sting came close off of Allie's corner but the Kaos keeper did well to climb high and take the ball at the high point. Brit and Lauren got into the mix as the ball was chipped forward for Lauren but her shot from the edge of the eighteen zipped by the near post. A game that perhaps lacked a lot of entertainment but the Sting did what they had to in securing the three points. Final score Coquitlam Kaos 0 - Sting 1. The Sting now hit the road for their final MSL League away game in Abbotsford next Sunday before returning home for a three game home stand. Go Sting!!

Friday, January 27
Sting Split Double Header Weekend

The Sting entered the Saturday leg of their double header weekend with a very short bench as they had no subs until almost halftime as they took on Vancouver FC. In a match of second vs third the Sting were determined to keep their upper perch but it was not to be as the game wore on. The first half of the contest was a real battle of the midfield as Vancouver failed to register a shot on goal. the sting's two best efforts came from some hard work and inter connecting passing plays. First off Georgia muscled her mark off the ball and fed a lovely thru ball for haley on the left side of the eighteen but the resulting effort was dragged wide of the far post. Meg and Allie then got into some nice give and go's with Allie's effort from the edge of the eighteen well gathered by the Vancouver keeper. Score at the half Vancouver 0 - Sting 0.

The second half saw Vancouver press the play more and the Sting's tired legs began to show. Simran had to be on her toes as she made several great sliding takes and one outstanding fingertip save to push the ball around the post at full stretch. The Sting did take their chances though as Meg played a channel pass thru for Lauren her beat her check to the ball but the twenty yard shot was at the keeper. Taylor was up next as she delivered a fantastic corner kick into the six yard box that fell to Lauren but once again she was denied this time by an excellent save. Vancouver was able to notch a nice goal on a quick counter attack and a few minutes later earned a second although the ref was nowhere to be seen as a clear two handed push in the back on the last defender back should have negated the goal. The sting refused to quit and played hard right until the end. Another corner, this time from haley saw the ball cleared off the line at the back post. As the final whistle sounded the Sting clawed one back as Allie's low hard free kick fell to Brit and from ten yards out she was able to prod the ball into the net but it was too little too late as the final whistle came. Final score Vancouver FC 2 - Sting 1. Next up for the Sting is Coquitlam Kaos tomorrow at Elsom. Go Sting!!

Monday, July 16
Michelle Roots, SAQ Trainer

The Delta Coastal Sting want to welcome back Michelle Roots, BA Kin, CSCS, to the coaching staff. Michelle will be our Strength, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) coach for the upcoming season. Michelle's biography is on her company website, Core Conditioning and can be viewed thru the Links tab.

Michelle will be putting the team thru her conditioning program starting in mid August in preparation for the Sting's upcoming season. Michelle will be running her weekly sessions with the team until Thanksgiving. 

Welcome back Michelle to the Sting family.