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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, February 23
Sting Close Out Season

The Sting's last regular season match was at home against League Champion Port Moody Storm. With these two teams securing the top two spots in the league a few weeks back it would be understandable for both to come out a little flat but the fans were given a highly entertaining contest. The Sting also welcomed back their captain, Meg, who was off the long term injury list and was looking to get some limited time on the pitch. While the first half chances on net were limited by both teams there was some inspiring soccer going on as the battle of the midfields ensued to see who would dominate. Syd and Sami both had twenty five yard attempts on net in the opening fifteen minutes but both lacked power and were at the keeper. Noor then came out on a mini break where she did well to get down and gather the ball off the Storm strikers foot. A less than pretty opening goal didnt reflect the style of play by either team as a looping twenty yard effort just eluded Noor and the Storm had the lead. The Sting though kept trying to break the Storm defense down and came close to equalizing before the half. Sami's brilliant corner saw the keeper punch out as far as Brit and her side footed volley was destined for goal if not for a brave block by the defense. Some very good soccer started the first forty minutes as the half ended. Score Storm 1 - Sting 0.

The second half saw the Sting have the better of any chances on net as they looked to find an equalizer. Taylor's free kick from the touchline was whipped into the box but the Storm were able to eventually clear their lines. Then a piece of brilliance in what would have been the goal of the season. Allie, from the left touchline, crossed over to Kylie who was at the top of the eighteen. In one motion Kylie chested the ball onto her thigh and then her foot and then rifled a shot one net but it was just off the side of her boot and fizzed by the far post. She was left with her hands on her head and the Sting were still looking. At the other end a mini break saw Noor come out very well for a diving challenge and keep the Sting in the match. The Sting came very close again off some brilliant build up play. Riley and Meg got into some nice give and gos with Meg dropping the ball off to Lou. A fantastic cross to the back post had Haley charging in but the ball was off her knee and just over the bar. So it was a bit against the run of play that the Storm notched a second as the Sting didnt shutdown the shot quick enough as it just got by Noor. The last chance of the game fell to Sami as her nice carry up the left side had her booming shot from the edge of the box sting the keepers hands but stay out. All in all a very soild match by the players as they look to keep their fine form of play going. Final score Port Moody Storm 2 - Sting 0.

The Sting will now await the draw for the Coastal Cup which will begin in April as they hope to use their seeded position to their advantage. The team will continue with some training, break for some well deserved time off over Spring Break and look to play some friendlies between now and when Cup play begins. With the amount of adversity the team has had to overcome, especially on the injury front with their keepers, the Sting have once again proved themselves to be one of the top teams in the Metro Soccer League. Congrats to the players on an outstanding season and we are all looking forward to a hopefully deep Coastal Cup run in April. Go Sting!!

Wednesday, February 18
Sting Stumble on the Road

With the Sting having already secured second place in the MSL standings, the last two league games of the season were more about continuing on with a fine run of form and to stay healthy. So whether it was the knowledge of being satisfied with second or being a little short handed, the team did not get off to a strong start as they took on West Coast FC for their last away league game of the season. The Sting's opponents had a game plan of lots of pressure when the Sting were in possession and smashing the ball up the field in the hopes of a break and while this didnt endear itself to quality soccer it was equally frustrating to watch. The first half therefore really lacked any sort of quality by either team. The first foray into the West Coast end had Sami's picture perfect corner drop into the six yard box but it was eventually scrambled away. The only other chance on goal had Allie flick the ball over a defender for Kass to run onto but the keeper was sharp out of the box to get to the ball first. The Sting's backline and in particular Rav, had a full day of chasing down the long balls and clearing them away and a less than inspiring first half came to a conclusion. Score at the break West Coast 0 - Sting 0.

The Sting picked up their game substantially in the second as the chances were starting to trickle in. Riley got things going as some good pressure on a back pass to the keeper saw the keeper clear as far as Allie. Allie took a nice touch on the ball to set up the chip shot but it just bent around the far post. Riley was again the playmaker as this time she stripped the ball off her mark and played a fantastic channel pass in for Haley to run onto. A nice carry by Haley into the eighteen had the keeper charging out and Haley's shot went thru the keepers legs but the wrong side of the post as it found the side netting. A short time later Ally put some pressure on the back four and the ball was coughed up to Kass on the edge of the eighteen but her quick left footed effort was picked off by the keeper. So a run against play goal cost the Sting when once again a long searching ball was finally converted off a mini break and the Sting were trailing. The match was looking for a goal and it sparked the Sting even more. Georgia played a lovely wide ball for Lou to run onto but the shot from just inside the box was at the keeper. Sami then sprung Haley thru but once again the effort was at the keeper. The best chance was the Sting's last one as Allie intercepted a pass and with the keeper back pedalling into her net Allie was able to chip over but the ball grazed the far upright and stayed out. A frustrating match came to an end and one that the Sting will use for some motivation in Cup play down the road. Final score West Coast FC 1 - Sting 0. The Sting will wrap up the MSL season back home against top place team the Port Moody Storm next Sunday. 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.