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, December 15
Sting Serve up Early Christmas Present

The Sting entered their last match before the Christmas break looking to keep their top three position in the league as they took on Coquitlam MF Kaos. These two teams typically put on a good display of soccer and the Kaos squad were looking to avenge their 2 - 1 loss at home to the Sting earlier in the season. The game started off with the play being hotly contested in the middle third of the pitch as both sides were looking to find ways to break down each others back line. Ten minutes in and the Sting had the first good chance on net. From Brit's swerving corner the ball was knocked out to Mac at the edge of the box but the volley back in curled wide of the far post. The Kaos squad then found themselves with a corner but the high cross to the back post was picked out of the air with confidence by Noor as she continued to show her stellar play in net. Allie and Kylie then teamed up for another effort on net with Allie's run and thru ball getting too tight to the end line and Kylie's effort found the side netting. The balance of the half saw the play switch back and forth and as the first half whistle sounded the Sting knew their best soccer was yet to come. Score at the break Kaos 0 - Sting 0.

At the break the players were very vocal about what they needed to do better in the second half as they took to the pitch with a more determined mindset. Sami got things going as she got good body position and was able to head the ball into the eighteen for Syd but her side footed effort just fizzed by the far post. Some outstanding build up play then saw the Sting's best chance of the match so far when Georgia and Syd got into some nice give and go's with Syd laying the ball back for Allie. Allie's shot was destined for goal just under the bar but a splendid fingertip save by the Kaos keeper saw the shot tipped over the bar. The Sting were relentless in their pressure though and were rewarded for their efforts twenty minutes in. A high ball was flattened out brilliantly by Syd at the top of the Kaos box and then laid back for Sami. Sami made no mistake as she rifled the shot into the top right corner for a screamer of a goal. The Sting came near to doubling their lead just minutes later as Sami's throw found Allie on the left touchline where she crossed the ball into the eighteen for Syd but again Syd's effort was just dragged wide of the post much to the Kaos teams relief. The ref, who didnt have his best game of the day, made numerous perplexing calls on both teams and the Sting felt hard done by when the Kaos player tripped on the ball and was awarded a free kick to Noor's left. This poor call went from bad to worse as the cross into the eighteen was blocked numerous times by some stout defending before it fell to an open Kaos play who prodded the ball in to even the score. So with the Kaos squad getting some momentum the Sting's defensive core of Taylor, Rav, Sami, Mac, Brit and Kass really had to clamp down on the game getting away from the Sting and they did this in spades. So with the Sting's defense soaking up the pressure they rolled the dice and moved one of their holding mids up and this paid dividends. A corner from Brit came out to Allie but the ball was a bit behind her and the shot sailed wide of the upright. With the game looking to be heading for a draw the Sting pulled it out in tremendous style. Kylie, who had just gone in the refs book for a foul, used her body to win the ball in the eighteen yard box and laid the ball back to Allie at the top of the box. A nice left footed shot left the keeper no chance as the ball curled into the top left corner two minutes from time. The Sting were then able to see the rest of the match off and secure the victory. Final score Coquitlam MF Kaos 1 - Sting 2. An exciting second half left the Sting celebrating, post game, as they enjoyed their annual Christmas party in the clubhouse.

The Sting will now enter into the Christmas break and enjoy some well deserved time off before coming back to the pitch in early January to prep for their first match back on the road against the Port Moody Dynamite. Go Sting!!

Tuesday, December 9
Sting in West Vancouver Matchup

After last weekends bye week the Sting were looking forward to getting back into some match play as their extensive road trip continued in West Van against a very tough Rangers squad. Entering the match the Sting were trailing the third place Rangers so a victory here would see them climb into a tie for third with their sister team the Attack. The Sting also welcomed Noor to the team as their new keeper for the season with Alyssa and Evalyn out with long term injuries. The Sting opened the match and had to deal with a strong spell of possession by the home team but some very resilient defending saw the Sting keep their shape and limit the chances to long range efforts that didnt trouble Noor. Haley and Ally got things going for the Sting in the attacking third as some nice build up passing between these two saw Ally's effort fly into the side netting. The Sting then put the Rangers defenders on their backheels as they were looking to pressure into a mistake and they were awarded succesive corner kicks. Brit's second one dropped into the six yard box but was eventually scrambled away. Shortly after that Allie stripped the ball off her check and carried the ball but her twenty yard effort was at the keeper for the save. The game then started to get a little bite as Lou was given a weak yellow card for a challenge as both teams ramped up their play. As the first half was drawing near some more high pressure by the Sting's strikers saw the Sting with another corner. This time Brit's whipping corner, high to the near post, saw the keeper turn the ball into the net and the Sting were ahead in the match. Score at the half Rangers 0 - Sting 1.

The second half opened well for the Sting as some nice player movement and passing was causing problems for the Rangers. Taylor moved the ball up the right side for Ally to run onto, with Ally trying to get the corner on her mark she found Kylie with the pass but the shot once again ended up in the side netting. The Sting then nearly had their insurance goal. A very heads up play by Allie on a quick free throw caught the Rangers napping as she sprung Kylie free. A nice carry and shot stung the keepers hands and while the cut pass to Georgia, who made a brilliant run and shout for the ball, may have been a better option the Sting are showing they arent afraid to shoot from anywhere. Syd then showed her presence on the field as she out muscled her mark twice for the ball and while she may have wanted both efforts, within a few minutes of each other, back due to a lack of power the attiutude to have a go on net is brilliant. The final twenty minutes of the half saw the Rangers start to carry the play but some strong positioning by the Sting's back line and holding midfielders again limited the chances. A few thru passes saw Noor first to the ball although on succesive occasions a foot was left in and the second being severe enough to draw the yellow by the ref. The final whistle sounded on what may not have been the Sting's best effort of the season but they did enough to secure the spoils. Final score West Van Rangers 0 - Sting 1. The Sting finally return to the friendly confines of Elsom next weekend for the last match before the Christmas break against the Coquitlam Kaos squad. Go Sting!!

Tuesday, December 9
Sting Welcome Noor to the Squad

After a long and exhaustive search to find the right player the Sting would like to welcome Noor to the squad. Noor, in her young career as a keeper, has spent time with some of the local Premier League teams and will be joining the Sting for the rest of the season under Coach Paul's guidance in net.

While we welcome Noor to the team we are also wishing for speedy recoveries for our two injured keepers, Evalyn and Alyssa. Get better soon ladies, we need you........

 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.