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!!!

Tuesday, September 27
Sting Fall to North Shore

Soccer is funny sport and Sunday's contest against the North Shore 99 team proved that out. With the Sting having some early season blues in finding their form they entered the days contest undefeated but in playing their best game so far this season, they ended up losing to the North Shore team. The match started out well as the Sting dominated play for the opening twenty minutes and a tremendous chance on net fell inside the first moments. Caitlin pounced on a loose ball and spun her check only to slip the pass between the legs of a defender for Lauren. Lauren's well timed run around her mark saw her low booming shot headed to the far corner until the diving keeper just got her fingertips on it to push it around the post. A few minutes later and the Sting came close again as Rav, from her right mid position, blew past her check and let fly from the edge of the box but the ball just curled wide of the far post. The Sting kept the pressure up and once again it was Rav off the right side that created havoc. After beating her mark and taking the ball close to the end line she chipped it to the back post for Haley, who had made a great run. With Haley's space shut down she sent the pass outside the box for Sami who connected but the effort zipped over the crossbar. Set pieces have been kind to the Sting so far this year and the Sting went near once more at the twenty minute mark as Haley's corner was whipped in for Meg to get a head onto the ball but it was right back at the keeper for the save. Shortly after that Rav stripped the ball off her check and let fly from twenty five yards out but the effort was always going over the bar. So in a complete run against play the North Shore team notched a goal as a loose ball did not get cleared and gave Simran no chance as the six yard effort was knocked into the corner of the goal ten minutes from the break. The Sting did not give up though and thru some hard work in the middle of the pitch they were awarded a free kick from twenty five yards out. Rav stepped up and delivered a beauty as her dipping effort cleared the wall and went under the cross bar to find the top corner as the whistle sounded to end the first half. Score at the half North Shore 1 - Sting 1.

The second half opened with the Sting getting some good penatration in the final third but efforts from Haley and Georgia lacked connection and were easily collected by the keeper. So once again the Sting found themselves chasing the game as a rare breakdown in the backfield saw a North Shore player played thru and a fine shot found the far corner for the opposition. The Sting had to endure some pressure for a spell of time as their opponents tried to get an insurance goal but they slowly fought their way back in and once again dominated the last ten minutes looking for the equalizer. Rav used her strength to move her check off the ball but the resulting effort from the edge of the box was well saved. Meg and Georgia got into a nice passing play but Geaorgia's shot was dragged just wide of the post. With just minutes to spare the Sting had another good chance as Meg carried the ball across the top of the box and fed the ball out to Sami who made a good connection with the twenty yard effort but it was right at the keeper. The final whistle sounded on a game the Sting probably deserved a point out of but will have to get back to training this week and build off the positives. Final score North Shore 99 2 - Sting 1. The Sting will now be preparing for a clash in their derby match against old foes and sister team the DCS Attack in Surrey on Sunday. Go Sting!!

Monday, September 19
Sting Take the Spoils on the Road

The Sting's first road trip of the young MSL season was in Coquitlam against the Metro Ford Extreme. The Sting have never played this team before but were prepared for a lot of movement by the opposition off the ball and they didnt disappoint. The Sting opened up a very good spell of soccer right from the opening whistle as some solid passing and winning the loose balls kept the Extreme team at bay. Inside of the first fifteen minutes the Sting were had some quality chances off set pieces. The first was off a corner by Haley as the ball was whipped into the eighteen and fell kindly to Meg. The left footed effort from twelve yards out produced a great diving fingertip save to push it around the post. On the ensuing corner the Sting made their opponents pay. Again Haley put a fantastic ball deeper into the eighteen which popped out to Brit at the top of the box. A nice first touch teed the ball up as the shot was rifled into the top corner for the lead. Haley was in the action again about ten minutes later as Syd's cross field pass found her at the edge of the box but the first touch took the ball away and the keeper collected. At the other end of the pitch the Sting's defensive core of Taylor, Sami, Syd, Rav and Kylie kept most of the chances to long thru balls in which Simran did a great job of being active in her box and collecting. Georgia showed some good skill as she beat her mark and played a wonderful channel pass for Myer to get onto. Myer beat her mark to the ball but the first touch took the ball away and cut down her angle as she blasted the ball into the side netting. The last good chance of the half came to Brit as Sami's wonderful chip over the Extreme defenders had Brit's left footed effort from the edge of the eighteen, being dragged across the net and by the far post. Score at the half Extreme 0 - Sting 1.

The second half saw the Coquitlam team gain control of the ball and dictate the play more than the Sting would prefer. With a short bench the players were forced into some positions they typically dont play and while they did a stellar job of repelling any real efforts Simran was forced into making several outstanding saves from long distance shots. On the day she was a great force in net and gave the team confidence in pushing forward. One save in particular with a few minutes to go so the ball being caught at full stretch when a lesser keeper may have tipped it around the post. The only real good effort of the half for the Sting fell to Rav as she collected the ball at the half, beat two checks and tried to catch the Extreme keeper out with a thirty yard blast that was collected. The Sting did a solid job of managing the game time and seeing the game out as they registered their first win and clean sheet of the season. Final score Coquitlam MF Extreme 0 - Sting 1. The Sting now head back home for a match on Sunday against a team that has given them troubles in past, North Shore Renegades. We are sure the players will put in a good effort this week to prepare. 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.