Delta Coastal Sting: Welcome

Kamloops 2016
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!!!

Thursday, November 17
Sting Stopped in Last Minute

The Sting were back on the road for their last MSL match before an extended break. The Sting have an upcoming bye and then are off to Seattle for the Collegiate Showcase Tournament so their MSL opponents on the day, the North Shore Renegades, would be their last until early December. Entering Windsor turf the Sting have not had a ton of luck on this pitch as last years heartbreaking overtime loss in Coastal Cup play in the last two minutes was a tough pill to swallow. This game however was also to have some last second dramatics. As expected the game turned out to be a hard fought contest with the Sting having the bulk of the chances and the Renegades having a slight edge in possession. The Sting came out flying in this one as a ton of energy was expelled in the first twenty minutes and numerous chances came the Sting's way thru their hardwork. A well earned corner started things off as Brit's looping cross to the back post just eluded a high jumping Georgia. Minutes later and another Sting corner from Brit, this time had Sami connecting but the headed effort fizzed over the bar. The Sting then built off the last few weeks open play success as Georgia collected the loose ball and fed a brilliant pass in for Lauren to get around her mark. Lauren did a great job of runing at the defender before slipping the ball across the eighteen for Brit. A nice one touch and shot tested the keeper but stayed out. The work the Sting was putting in was paying off in spades as another Sting corner came close. This time it was Haley who was the provider as her cross had some zip on the ball and with Sami and Georgia both climbing for the header it was Georgia who connected only to see it skim the crossbar. The balance of the half saw the Renegades start to get their foot on the ball but the Sting's stout defence stood tall and Simran wasnt really tested in the first half. Score at the half Renegades 0 - Sting 0.

The Sting opened up the second half with a good effort on net ten minutes in as some strong build up passing between Caitlin and Georgia saw Brit loose in the eighteen but the effort spun wide of the post. You could sense a goal though and it came twenty minutes in for the Sting. Kylie's long free kick from just inside the Sting side of half came to Georgia at the top of the eighteen. Georgia outclimbed her check to nod the ball wide to Myer to the keepers left. A nice touch on the ball forced the keeper to rush out to cut down the angle but a brilliant outside of the boot shot by Myer saw the ball curl around the keeper and into the far bottom corner. A well executed goal from a set piece. The balance of the match played out with a strong battle in the middle of the pitch and with just ninety seconds on the clock disaster fell. A long ball played to the top of the eighteen saw some miscommunication between defense and keeper as the ball bounced and was flick headed over everyone and into the empty net. A tough goal to give up considering the game was there for the taking. Final score North Shore Renegades 1 - Sting 1. The Sting can take some solace knowing that the loss didnt cost them in the standings, due to other results as they are still sitting in second but they will also want to tighten things up and not drop any more valuable points as they are into the middle third of the schedule. The Sting will return to league action on Dec 4 as they will be on the road against Guildford and hope to pick up with the solid soccer they have been playing of late. Go Sting!!

Thursday, November 10
Sting Shutdown Extreme

After last weekends heartbreaker in West Van the Sting were finally back at the friendly confines of Elsom for a home match against the Coquitlam MF Extreme. The Sting were looking to see if they could build off last weekends three goal performance and on the day were very good value for money. The Extreme are a very defensive minded team so the Sting knew a battle of field position was going to ensue and they werent disappointed. With Meg still out with injury and Sami away it meant that both Brit and Georgia were pressed into being attacking options and they didnt disappoint. After fifteen minutes and some very good ball control the Sting were awarded a free kick from forty yards out. Syd stepped up and dropped a cross just inside the eighteen. The Extreme keeper came rushing out but it was Georgia who was on the spot to get there first with a solid first touch to round the keeper and slot the ball into the empty net. Brit was next up as her corner spun out to Kylie outside the eighteen but the shot curled wide of the far post. The game wasnt without its edge either as Rav was judged to have been a little to physical and saw yellow from the ref. The Sting's defence on the day of Kylie, Taylor, Syd, Rav, Mac and Kass did a splendid job of turning away any real threats and Simran was always there to mop up any issues. The Sting's pressure resulted in yet another free kick from about twenty five yards out. This time it was Taylor who stepped up and let fly with a shot that was destined to go in just under the crossbar but the Extreme keeper did a great job of getting her fingertips on the ball to put it over for a corner. The Sting didnt let up though as off the resulting corner kick Haley whipped the cross into a dangerous area and it was Georgia who was on the spot to head the ball into the top far corner for her second of the half. Just before the half the Extreme were awarded a free kick just outside the eighteen and in a very dangerous spot. Simran did a great job of setting her wall up in the right spot but was still forced into a fine low save to keep the clean scoresheet. The whistle sounded on the half with the score Extreme 0 - Sting 2.

The coaches were not to happy with the effort put in the first half, even with the lead and challenged the players to raise their game and they answered the call.  A lot of solid passing and movement off the ball kept the Coquitlam team on their backheels for the balance of the match and a goal twenty minutes in sealed the deal. Off another tremendous corner, this time from Taylor, Georgia was once again able to outjump the defenders and head the ball into the net. The hat trick hero had to pay the price though as a bloody nose on the play took her out of the match but the damage was done. The next best chance came fifteen minutes from time as Brit placed a first class channel pass in for Lauren to run onto. Lauren, who was a beast in the entire match, beat her check with her pace and deserved a goal but the shot was just turned wide of the near post. The game rounded out with Allison working hard but the late tackle saw her in the refs book with a yellow. An all around strong effort but the Sting know they will need to bring more for next weekends match as they head back on the road against the ever strong North Shore Renegades. Final score in this match Coquitlam MF Extreme 0 - Sting 3. 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.