Delta Coastal Sting: Welcome
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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, March 1
The Sting's last ever Metro Select League game was held at Elsom and fittingly it was against one of their oldest rivals, SFC Pegasus. Since U-13 these two teams have battled in league, Coastal Cup and Provincial Cup matches and while the Pegasus squad had the edge in league games the Sting players had the edge in Cup play. The Sting came into this match not only looking to avenge their 4-0 loss to Pegasus earlier in the season but to also ensure their rivals did not finish the season unbeaten in the league. The Sting had put in some solid training on the game plan that was prepared and they carried it off to a tee. While they knew the Pegasus team were going to carry the edge in possession the Sting were prepared to play a patient game and take their chances. So it was fifteen minutes into the match when the first chance of the game fell to the Sting and they took full advantage. Meg picked up the ball just past the half, skipped past her mark and fed a nice channel pass to Caitlin at the top of the eighteen. Caitlin did a great job of shielding the ball and laying it back out to Georgia. A brilliant first touch on the ball got her away from her mark and the quick left footed cannon of a shot from twenty yards out, beat the diving keeper to the near post. A first class build up play and goal gave the Sting a ton of confidence. The goal fired up the Pegasus squad though as Simran was forced into two splendid diving takes but just before half time disaster nearly struck. Off a free kick in a dnagerous area the ball fell into the six yard box for the oppositions striker and a low shot to the near post was cleared off the line by Lauren who made a heads up play in getting position and clearing the ball from danger. Score at the half Pegasus 0 - Sting 1.
The second half saw the Sting keep to their game plan and play some wonderful soccer and while the Sting's defence had to be on their toes Simran was forced into making several stop sonce again to keep the ball out of the net. It wasnt all Pegasus though as the Sting came close off a set piece as Haley's whipped in corner had Sami turn the ball just over the bar. Shortly after that Meg fed the ball wide to Myer and her cross in turn came to Haley but the effort was well gathered by the keeper from twelve yards out. One last chance on net before the final whistle saw Meg pounce on an errant pass and fire the shot near side which forced the keeper to turn the ball around the post. An absolute team game win was what the Sting deserved on their final league game as a happy Sting team and a dejected Pegasus team heard the final whistle. Final score SFC Pegasus 0 - Sting 1. The Sting will look to play a few friendlies before Spring Break and then get back into things with the Coastal Cup starting back up when they return. For the Sting to qualify for Provincials they will need to win this Cup event in a winner take all format. Go Sting!!
Friday, February 17
The Sting travelled out to the Valley for a matchup against the top team in Group B, the Fraser Valley Selects. The Sting knew they were to be in for a tough match up but by the end of the day they could have easily walked away with the full three points. Meg and Brit got the ball rolling early for the Sting as some fine build up passing saw Brit played thru but her effort from the edge of the box stung the keepers hands and the Valley defenders had to be sharp, as Lauren was streaking in for the rebound but it was cleared away in time. A few minutes later and Meg collected a loose ball and ran at the back four and let fly with a twenty yard effort but again it was at the keeper for the save. The play was all in the Valley end of the pitch as Simran had little to do in the first half. The best chance of the half fell to Haley just a few minutes before the break. A brilliant thru ball by Sami down the left side saw Lauren skip by her mark and lay a fantastic left footed cut back pass to the far side of the six yard box that had Haley sitting unmarked. Haley tried to place the left footed effort into the bottom corner but it was cleared off the line and back to her with the second shot being blocked out for a corner. Score at the half Fraser Valley 0 - Sting 0.
The Sting opened the second half once again the better team and came close once again to scoring inside the first two minutes. Haley's whipped in corner from the keepers left side had Sami out climb her mark and power the header just over the bar in another close effort. Ten minutes later and Lauren showed off her physical play as she muscled her check off the ball and slipped a pass over to Meg who in turn found Kylie wide open. From twenty five yards Kylie got all of her power into the shot that was destined top corner until a brilliant diving save tipped the shot over the bar. The Sting were due though and their hardwork paid off. Meg and Kylie got into some give and go passing which created some space for Kylie to cross into the eighteen. Georgia was on the spot to flick head the ball into Lauren's path as she made a great run from the edge. While not the prettiest goal in Lauren's career the shot off her thigh eluded the Valley keeper up high and the Sting had the lead. So more heartbreak for this team was coming though as ten minutes from time a rare breakdown in the defense saw a Sting defender lose her footing and the resulting cut back pass found the wide open Valley striker able to slot the ball home. Some more doom and gloom could have been heaped on the Sting as just before the full time whistle a shot from the Valley striker was labelled for the top corner but a stunning diving fingertip save by Simran tipped the ball over the bar to preserve the tie. Final score Fraser Valley Selects 1 - Sting 1.
With the recent snowfall and the regualr MSL season drawing close to an end the League has decided to scrub all crossover games between the Groups and play their remaining inter group game to determine the top two teams in each group. Another tough break for the Sting as they are just three points out of second place so losing the balance of the season puts them in a tough spot to qualify for the League Championships. That said they will give it their best shot as usual as they finish the season off next Sunday against the top team in their group, SFC Pegasus. Good luck ladies and Go Sting!!
Monday, July 16
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.