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!!!

Wednesday, January 18
Sting Open 2017 on a High

Extreme weather has been the order of the day as the cold and snow has closed all the local soccer fields for close to six weeks. So instead of the usual three week Christmas break and then preparing for their first game back the Sting managed to get one training session in prior to their first game back. So a rather odd sight met the players as they travelled to North Vancouver to play the North Shore 00 squad. The artificial turf field had been cleared and snow piled around the field several feet high. To top things off the later match meant that once the sun went down the cold started to kick in but this didnt affect the Sting as they had a very solid opening forty five minutes. Sami got the ball rolling fifteen minutes in with the Sting's first chance on net. Her cross from the left side found Brit racing in to connect with the head and the North Shore keeper had to be sharp in her reaction save. Shortly after that some hard work deep in the attacking third paid off in a corner and the Sting struck home. Haley's outswinging corner kick saw Georgia get good position on her mark and a bullet of a header left the keeper no chance to the top corner. It wasnt all Sting though as a few breakdowns saw the home team get thru the Sting's backline and Simran was forced into a fine sliding take and a first class diving save. Simran's saves not only kept the Sting on top but ten minutes from time they got more momentum from another goal. Some strong work down the wing by Myer saw her lay the ball back to Kylie on the right touchline. A beautifully weighted cross into the eighteen saw the keeper race out but Chelsea was first to the ball as she was able to get a flick header on the ball, over the keeper and into the back of the net. Just before the break and the Sting showed how strong they are on set pieces. Another fine corner by Haley this time found Kass inside the six yard box and a first class downwards header was only stopped by a better save as the ball was trapped right on the line by the keeper. Score at the half North Shore 0 - Sting 2.

The second half was one the Sting would like to have back as they played back and tried to defend the two goal advantage for the bulk of the forty five minutes. This forced Simran once again into several fine diving and sliding stops and even the goal that was conceeded was off another great save, that a North Shore player was able to pounce on before the ball rolled out. With Simran playing so well the players werent happy she didnt get her clean sheet as it was well deserved. The Sting's only real chance in the second half fell to Syd as her twenty five yard free kick was well gathered by the keeper in the top corner. The final whistle sounded on a game the Sting deserved the spoils in but one they know could have easily gotten away. Final score North Shore 1 - Sting 2. The Sting may have a double header coming up this weekend as make up games are in order but for now the main focus will be to get back to the training pitch and get focused on playing ninty minutes of soccer. Go Sting!! 

Friday, December 23
Sting Steal the Show

After a successful tournament down in Seattle the Sting got back into the swing of things with a league match against Surrey Guildford United. The last time these teams met the Sting felt hard done by with a scoreless draw and were looking to find the net this time around. That said it was SGU who had the early pressure and nearly went ahead off a corner. A well placed ball into the six yard box saw a scramble before a shot at the Sting net was cleared off the line by Taylor who stood tall at the near post. It was a wake up call for the Sting and they answered right back. Off a corner of their own Haley whipped the cross to the far post where Sami out climbed her mark and headed the ball home for the lead. This got the Sting going as the rest of the game it was all one way. Brit, who had a splendid match in the middle of the pitch, beat her check and took the ball wide to skip past another defender. A nice heads up cross to the top of th eighteen found Allie who let fly with a hard shot that stung the keepers hands. Just before the break and Brit and Allie teamed up again with Brit being very dangerous with the ball in the eighteen and slipping the ball to Allie but the effort from inside the six yard box was deflected up into the keepers hands. Score at the half SGU 0 - Sting 1.

The second half opened with a very quick opportunity as Haley muscled her mark off the ball and crossed to Caitlin on the edge of the eighteen. The hard shot was destined for the top corner but just grazed the cross bar and went out. Caitlin wasnt to be denied though as Sami did a tremendous job of anticipating an errant pass and fed the ball up to Caitlin who let fly with a blistering effort that left the keeper no chance and the Sting had doubled their advantage. From there on out the Sting controlled the play and tempo to see the match out on a excellent all around team effort. Score at the final whistle SGU 0 - Sting 2. The Sting will next face the top team in the league and old rivals SFC Pegasus. 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.