Delta Coastal Sting: Welcome

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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!!!

Thursday, October 20
Sting's Hardwork for Naught

The Sting hosted Surrey Guildford United at Newton Athletic Sunday and with the previous days windstorm making the news, the weather wasnt all that bad for the game. A frustrating day for the Sting ensued though as they played well enough for the win but had to share the spoils. The first half saw little in chances as the Sting carried the bulk of the play but had a difficult time breaking down their oppononents back line. In fact it wasnt until the twenty fifth minute that any shot on net materialized as Haley put a nice wall pass over for Meg but the twenty yard effort was at the keeper and lacked pace. Syd had the next go on go shortly after as her thirty yard free kick fizzed over the bar. The best chance fell to Kylie though as just before the break Myer did a tremendous job of putting pressure on the left back to make an errant pass across the top of the eighteen. Kylie spotted the play and jumped on the ball but her swerving shot was saved just under the crossbar by the SGU keeper. Score at the half SGU 0 - Sting 0.

The second half played out a lot like the first and while Simran had to be on her toes for one shot on goal, that she pushed around the post, for the most part it was a quiet day for the Sting keeper. Fifteen minutes in and Rav's thirty yard free kick was always climbing over the bar. A few minutes later and Lauren and Meg teamed up on a nice passing play that had Meg carrying the ball and letting go with a solid left footed effort but it just skimmed past the far post. The last good chance of the game also fell to Meg as she collected the loose ball beat two checks and let fly with a hard low shot that had the keeper spill the ball out to Caitlin. In a bang bang play though Caitlin couldnt get much on the shot and the keeper was able to collect up high. Brit picking up a yellow card rounded out a frustrating day at the office. Results in the other games saw the Sting remain in second place however as they gear up for a show down with first place SFC Pegasus next Sunday. Final score SGU 0 - Sting 0. Go Sting!!

Thursday, October 13
Sting Dominate at Empire Field

A road match at the old Empire field site saw a battle for second overall as the Sting travelled to Vancouver on a soaker of a Saturday afternoon. The Sting were looking to build off last weeks road win in South Surrey and they did not disappoint as a solid nintey minutes gave them all the points on the day. Meg got things going for the Sting as she played Lauren a nice channel pass down the right side and Lauren did well to battle past her mark and slide the ball over to Haley inside the eighteen. Vancouver did well to get numbers back though as they scrambled the shot out of the box. Lauren got into the mix on the next chance as well as she used her pace to skip by her mark and fire a hard low cross across the top of the six yard box for Kylie who was racing into the area. The crosss just got past Kylie as she looked to one time the ball past the helpless keeper. At the other end of the pitch, while the Sting were missing Syd and Sami in the back, the Sting used their good depth of players to fill some spots and Brit, Rav, Taylor, Kass, Georgia and Mac were outstanding on the day. Kylie had the next good chance on net as she stripped the ball off her check and let fly with a twenty five yard effort that fizzed by the far post. Some great passing on the day really saw the Sting carry the play and the teams next chance was a beauty. Meg played Haley thru down the left side where she was able to find Kylie with her back to net on the edge of the box. A nice layoff pass back to Chelsea saw the resulting effort just dragged wide of the post. Mac jumped up into the offensive part of the field as well as the space opened up for her and she carried well before picking out Haley with a beauty of a pass. Haley's hard low shot was turned around the post by a diving Vancouver keeper however. Half time sounded with a strong forty five minutes although the Sting would have liked to have seen one or two of their efforts go in. Score at the half Vancouver 0 - Sting 0.

The second half once again saw the Sting dominate in possession albeit without much in the way of efforts on net. So when the Sting's goal came it really appeared out of nowhere. The Sting were awarded a free kick from thirty five yards out and Rav whipped the ball in to the top of the eighteen where the Vancouver keeper came out to play the ball but misjudged the flight as it got past her. Kylie made no mistake though as she was moving on the kick and was able to get to the loose ball first and squeeze it into the net from a tight angle. The Sting would have liked to have created some more quality chances in the second but had to settle for one last good one from Haley. From Simran's first class drop kick Caitlin was able to use a flick header to play Haley in behind the Vancouver defence. A nice run and carry by Haley saw her effort from just inside the eighteen whip past the far post. The last ten minutes of the match saw Kylie, Haley and Allie do some tremendous work in the corner to kill off the time and secure the three points as the game came to an emd. Final score Vancouver FC 0 - Sting 1. The Sting will head home for a match up against Guildford United on Sunday and look to keep their fine form going. 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.