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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, January 19
Sting Open Homestand With a Victory

With the end of the league season in sight the Sting opened up their first home game of 2015 against Vancouver FC. With four of the Sting's final five matches at home the players were eager to get off to a good start and they showed it with a dominating opening spell. Brit started things off for the Sting as her carry down the left touchline saw her cut into the eighteen and feed the ball over to Georgia at the edge of the box. Georgia took a neat flick on the ball and laid it back for Syd who let fly but it was at the keeper and stung her hands. With the wind being a bit of a factor in the first half the play was all in the Vancouver end as the Sting put some good pressure in the attacking third of the field and this paid off fifteen minutes in. Sami's throw down the left touchline picked out Lou and after creating some room for herself the looping cross went over the Vancouver keeper to the back post. Ally nipped in ahead of her mark and sidefooted it out of the air and into the net for the lead. All this did was to intesify the vistors who, much to their credit, pushed back hard for an equalizer. Noor however was more than up to this test as her calmness and bravery kept the vistors at bay. First she had to weave thru traffic to come out to snatch the ball off the Vancouver strikers head. A few minutes later she did a great job in cutting down the angle as the ball came off the post and Sami was on the spot to clear it away. At the other end of the pitch Kylie dragged her twenty five yard effort wide of the post after working hard to create the opportunity. Lou was also able to get another left footed cross into the box but Allie's redirect was neatly picked out by the Vancouver keeper. Just before the break and Vancouver had a mini break which saw Noor slide out to take it off the strikers foot and was rewarded with a boot to the head for her efforts. So not the most tight defensive effort by the Sting this season as the half ended but the players were up at the break. Score at the half Vancouver FC 0 - Sting 1.

The second half saw the Sting tighten things up in the defensive third as they also looked for ways to breakdown their opponents defense. The second half though was devoid of any real opportunities by either team although there were a few flashes. Ally did a fantastic job down the right touchline to beat her mark and cross into the box but with Allie running in the keeper did a splendid job of taking the ball out of the air. Vancouver then were awarded an indirect free kick at the edge of the box from an errant high kick but the Sting's wall did a great job and forced the shot high over the bar. At the other the Sting had a free kick of their own that saw Rav get the ball to the back post but Haley's left footed effort lacked pace and was collected by the keeper. With time winding down some hearts went into throats as the Stings defenders got crossed up and a loose ball saw the Vancouver striker knick in for a break but once again Noor did well to come out quickly and cut down the angle of the shot as it went wide. While it wasnt the tidiest match the Sting had played they did enough to see the game out and secure all three points in what is teeming up to be a hotly contended finish in the standings. Final score Vancouver FC 0 - Sting 1. The Sting now have a bye week before they return to league action in a derby match against their club rivals DCS Attack. The match is always a special one as the Sting will be looking to spend some extra time on the training pitch to prepare. Go Sting!!

Monday, January 12
Sting Start New Year in Style

The first match back from the Christmas break and of 2015 had the Sting on the road against the Port Moody Dynamite. The Sting also welcomed Meg back from injury and as such had their biggest roster of the year heading into the match. The first half saw both teams looking to knock some rust off after the layoff and while the Sting had the better start both teams were left wanting for quality chances on net. The first good chance of the match came off some hard work by Georgia who had a fantastic match. Stripping the ball off her check and using her strength to get position she laid the ball back to Syd outside the eighteen but the shot was just dragged wide of the post. A few minutes later and the Sting had another effort on goal as Allie and Sami worked some magic on the short corner but Sami's effort was caught high at the near post by the keeper. The last decent chance on net for the Sting fell to Meg as her run down the right side saw her skip past her check and with the angle getting tight her booming shot was wide of the net. At the other end of the pitch the Dynamite team was trying some quick break out passes but Rav, Sami and Taylor did a neat job of clearing their lines early on and the only effort on goal was a long range one that didnt trouble Noor in net. So a decent first half came to a close with the score Dynamite 0 - Sting 0.

The second half really saw the Sting dominate the play as the opposition crossed into the Sting's half on a handful of occasions. The Sting did a tremendous job of knocking the ball around the pitch and switching the play and wearing down the home team. So it was well deserved when the Sting went ahead and it came off another corner. Lou's cross was knocked back out to Sami who in turn laid the ball off to Kass outside the eighteen. Kass in turn picked out Syd at the top of the D and she chipped it over to Kylie on the edge of the eighteen. Kylie did a tremendous job of chesting the ball down and in one motion, a nice turn and shot beat the keeper clean to her right and the Sting were off. While the Sting controlled the play for the balance of the match they only had one more solid effort on net and again it started from the holding midfielders. Kass received the ball and found Haley who did a fantastic job of getting wide and giving herself some room to carry down the right touchline. The low hard cross saw Allie racing in to get her toe on the ball just outside the six yard box but the shot just fizzed wide of the upright. The Sting were able to see the balance of the game out as they opened up the new year with a convincing victory. Final score Port Moody Dynamite 0 - Sting 1. The Sting now head home for a rematch next week against Vancouver FC as they have four of their final five league matches at home. 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.