Delta Coastal Sting: Welcome

2013 USA Cup team
Delta Coastal Selects Sting

Home of the 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 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-16 Metro, Delta Coastal Selects Sting team website, for the 2014/15 season. The Delta Coastal Selects team, formerly known as the SurDel Sting, is a partnership between the SurDel, Tsawwassen, Semiahmoo and Ladner soccer clubs.  The Sting team will be hitting the training pitch in June to start to prepare for their kickoff tournament in Portland in August as well as working out with core conditioning coach Michelle Roots in preparation for the upcoming soccer season in September. 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!!!

Monday, September 15
Sting Hit the Road Against Renegades

The Sting's second league match of the young season had them on the road against one of the top teams in the league and old rivals, North Shore Renegades. A strange schedule twist saw this exact same scenario last season and it was a late penalty kick from Sami that saw the Sting share in the spoils. The Sting's bench got a little better for this one as Evalyn was cleared to return and although not ready to play in net it was great to see her on the pitch for some limited minutes. Keeper duties saw Riley stepping up an doing an admirable job in the short term and Emily was called up to provide some depth to the team. The game itself proved to be an entertaining one even if the players struggled with an unusally hot September day. The Sting had a solid game plan and knew what to expect of the opposition so an expected battle in midfield ensued with Georgia in particular having a tremendous half of soccer as she out battled the Renegades in almost every tackle. The games first good chance fell to Rav as a splendid thru ball from Sami saw Rav and the keeper collide with the keeper taking the worst of it and having to be withdrawn. Twenty minutes in and a rare defensive mistake saw the Sting not shut down the shot as the hard low effort eluded Riley. From here though the Sting just started to get better and better thru the match. Lou did a great job of skipping past her mark down the left wing and feeding Allie. Allie nice turn and shot from eighteen yards out was at the keeper but stung her hands. Just before the break and Allie had another go  as this time Sami, who had a magnificent game at left back, carried up the pitch and laid off to Allie who let fly from twenty yards out but again the shot was right at the keeper. Score at the half Renegades 1 - Sting 0.

The second half saw the Sting really limit any chances by the Renegades as the defence stood tall and communicated well to cover for each other. Meg got things moving as her carry from centre thru the Renegades back line saw her shot take a cruel deflection off the defender and right into the keepers hands. The Sting were then awarded a free kick that saw Syd's cross just elude an outstretched Meg for the redirect. The Renegades long ball tactic nearly caught the Sting out but Rav used her speed and body to force the striker wide as Riley collected the loose ball. The Sting worked too hard in this match not to come away with something and ten minutes from time they got their reward. Lou's first class corner kick to the near post was headed away outside the box to McKenna. Mac nodded the ball over to Sami at the top of the box and a beautiful side footed volley went top corner past the keeper to even the match. From there on in the Sting kept pushing for the go ahead goal but it wasnt to be. Final score North Shore Renegades 1 - Sting 1. The Sting now head back to Elsom next Sunday to host the West Vancouver Rangers. Go Sting!!

Monday, September 8
Sting Open up the 2014/15 Season

The schedule gods were not overly kind to the Sting as their home opener had them against new Provincial champs, SFC Pegasus. These two teams battled to a 0 - 0 tie just last week at the West Coast Cup and their long standing rivalry all added up to another tough battle. Added to the Sting's challenge was a short bench as Haley and Shayla were called up and Riley came up lame part way thru the first half. That said the Sting did what they had to do to give themselves a chance in the match. Once again the Sting's approach was some patient play and as such Pegasus carried the majority of the possession. The Sting did well to keep the majority of the attack to the outside of the pitch but Pegasus were able to notch the first goal about fifteen minutes in off a nice run and shot. The Sting did have their chances though in the match as it was not a one sided affair. Haley's fine corner kick saw the SFC defence scramble to clear the ball away, Sami had an ambitious effort from 30 yards gathered by the keeper and Allie's cross just eluded Riley from prodding the ball home. Some more good news was the insertion of Ally into the match after a long spell of recovery. Some limited time on the field in the striker role saw her pressure well in this position. The Sting's best chance of the half fell to Riley. Georgia and Allie got into some nice build up passing with the ball coming over to Riley at the top of the box. A very hard left footed shot though took just a little too long to get off her foot and it was well blocked. Score at the half Pegasus 1 - Sting 0.

The second half opened with a tough one as a breakdown on the Sting's defence down the right side saw the low hard cross redirected in past a helpless Shayla. Once again though there is no quit in these kids as they kept trying to find a way to break through the SFC backline. Some hardwork by Allie and Kylie had the Sting with consecutive corners. On the first the ball went near post and was blocked out by the SFC defender. The second was a short corner that was well worked between Allie and Sami but once again the shot was a little slow coming off Sami's foot and was blocked. The third had Allie's superb cross just come off the top of the crossbar and out. At the other Shay was forced into a fine fingertip save around the post from a hard shot from range. Then the Sting had some more bad luck. A tremendous cross from Sami off the left touchline picked out Haley at the top of the six. A spectacular half volley was blocked by the keeper, off the inside of the post, rolled along the goal line and spun out the other side. A shot you couldnt replicate if you tried and Pegasus dodged another bullet. The bad luck continued as the ball moved down the field and crossed into the eighteen where it took a cruel redirect off Mac and past the keeper a few minutes from time. The Sting will take some positives out of the match and look to build off of these as well as some tweaking to tighten things up. Final score SFC Pegasus 3 - Sting 0. The Sting now head on the road for their first away match against an equally strong North Shore squad. 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 as well as their Labour Day tournament in Pitt Meadows. Michelle will be running her weekly sessions with the team until Thanksgiving. 

Welcome back Michelle to the Sting family.