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, October 13
Sting Keep Rolling in Vancouver

On this Thanksgiving weekend the Sting took to the road for a match against Vancouver FC in the shadow of BC Place Stadium. The Sting were once again devastated by injury as they only carried one sub on the bench for this contest. As usual though this group of players just sucks it up and gets on with things and put in a tremendous display of soccer in the opening half. Some very solid passing and switching the ball across the width of the pitch really started to open up some gaps in Vancouver's backfield. The Sting took advantage of this as a nice thru ball by Kylie down the right touchline had Ally run onto the ball. A fine cross by Ally into the six saw the Vancouver keeper fouled however. A few minutes later and the Sting had a free kick from twenty five yards out but Haley's effort was straight into the wall. A goal was sure to come though as the Sting kept building up the play and the players got one off a broken play. A simple shot wide of the net was spilled by the keeper and with Kylie doing an excellent job of pressuring the play she was able to nick the ball away and from a tight angle slot the ball into the far side of the net. Some frustrations then from the Vancouver squad as a kick and chase ball was being well played by Rav but she was hacked down for her trouble and Vancouver's striker was shown yellow. On a similar play this time it was Shayla, who was called up to assist in net, being as cool as a cucumber as she came out of the eighteen and rounded the pressing striker before passing off to her defence. This was the Sting's half though and their next good chance fell to Lou. Georgia did a great job of connecting with her strikers in the attacking third of the park and laid a ball off to Lou at the edge of the box but the hard shot was right at the keeper. The Sting then had an excellent chance for their second off some tremendous passing. Starting in their own end the Sting strung together fifteen solid passes going from one side of the pitch to the other with Sami and Haley eventually having a nice give and go off Sami's overlapping run on the left touchline. Sami's cross to the top of the eighteen picked out Lou and the nice low shot just fizzed by the far post. A solid forty minutes of soccer for the Sting for sure. Score at the half Vancouver 0 - Sting 1.

As sometimes happens in these types of games the opposition came out flying and the Sting had to endure a considerable spell of defending but their new formation held strong and Shayla was on the spot to collect any losse balls. At the other end the Sting got things moving themselves as Kylie's throw deep in Vancouver territory saw Georgia's flick header find Syd but the shot lacked power and was collected by the keeper. Lou then had a fine run down the right touchline with her tantalizing cross just eluding Kylie's jumping header. The Sting's midfield kept up the pressure and were doing a very good job of trying to find their strikers. Ally stripped the ball off her check and found Kylie on the edge of the box. A nice one touch turn and shot by Kylie was right at the keeper but was a pretty play. Syd and Brit, who were massive today, then linked up in the middle of the pitch with Brit's pass wide to a streaking Lou down the right side. Lou carried well and then crossed for a wide open Kylie but the shot was wiffed on. The Sting kept the play alive though as Vancouver were scrambling to clear and Brit's hard low cross was spilled by the keeper and this time Kylie made no mistake as she side footed the ball home. From their on in it was up to the Sting's defence of Mac, Taylor, Sami and Rav to make sure Shayla kept her clean sheet and see the game out. Final score Vancouver FC 0 - Sting 2. The Sting will now enter their bye week and not a moment too soon as they look to heal up some knocks and hopefully get a few bodies back in the lineup. This cant come soon enough as the players enter the toughest part of their schedule with five of the next six on the road and the first of these against their sister team, DCS Attack in two weeks. Go Sting!!

Monday, October 6
Sting Defuse Dynamite

The Sting were entertaining Port Moody Dynamite at home this weekend in what is the league's quarter mark of the season. The players had put in a very solid week of training on some formation adjustments and it found them finding their way for the first fifteen minutes while the Dynamite team controlled the play. The Sting defense of Sami, Rav and Taylor with Brit and Syd supporting them did an outstanding job of working and communicating all game long and kept the Dynamite off the sheet. Brit, Syd and Meg then started to dictate the middle of the field as the game wore on and were instrumental in the first goal. Meg worked her tail off to beat her check only to be hacked down from behind thirty yards from net. Syd strode up and crushed the ball off the crossbar where it was scrambled out of the eighteen to Taylor at the right touchline. Taylor's whipping cross into the six saw Brit get position on her mark and head past the keeper, top left corner, for an outstanding goal. Allie then did a splendid job of getting around her mark at the top of the eighteen and chipped the ball in for Syd but her reaching toe poke was gathered by the Dynamite keeper. The Sting came close again off another set piece as Lou's corner from the keepers left was lofted into the box but after an intense scramble the keeper was able to smother it. The last good chance of the half fell to Allie as she made a heads up play to intercept the Dynamite goal kick but her booming shot from the top of the eighteen rattled the crossbar and stayed out. Score at the half Dynamite 0 - Sting 1.

The second half opened up as the first ended with the Sting controlling the play and having some patience on the ball when not in possession. Fifteen minutes in and the Sting had their insurance marker off a tremendous shot. A throw deep in the Dynamite end saw Kylie's throw to Meg returned to her at the left touchline. A cracker of a curling shot eluded the Dynamite keeper over her head and went into the bottom side netting on the far side for the goal. The Sting were really turning up the heat as Meg intercepted a loose ball outside the eighteen, carried the ball into a more central position and crushed it off the crossbar and it was scrambled away. Allie then stripped the ball off her check, carried into the eighteen and let fly but the shot just fizzed over the bar. The oppositions best chance of the game came off a corner kick but Shay, who joined the team on call up, was in the right spot to safely gather and preserve her clean sheet. The Dynamite team was getting frustrated as Meg was hacked down resulting in a yellow card and then Mac was hauled down on the right touchline deep in the Dynamite end. Off the resulting free kick Taylor's low hard cross found Kass inside the six where she redirected the cross onto the post and out. The last good effort of the match saw Allie and Meg with some give and goes with Meg's long range effort stinging the keepers hands but staying out. So a tremendous all around team effort was marred in the last two minutes of the contest when Allie got tangled up in some legs and fell awkwardly on her shoulder and had to be carted off by ambulance with a tough injury. The Sting saw the game out in injury time and secured the victory. Final score Port Moody Dynamite 0 - Sting 2. At the quarter marker pole the Sting find themselves in third spot in the League standings and three points out of the top. They now head to play Vancouver FC next weekend before the bye week in their schedule. 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.