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!!!
Friday, June 30
A few houskeeping items first. If you want to read about a certain game they are all in here from 2008-2017, just go to the Schedules tab and click on they year you are looking for. I have also added every player that has put on a Sting jersey since 2008 and you can see this in the Roster and Stats tabs. Finally in the My Site News there are some none game stories in there to look at as well.
The Sting, what can you say. Since being formed in 2008 at U-10 this group of young ladies has seen players come and go, has seen huge highs and gone thru their share of adversity but they have always come out the better for it all. At the end of the day the goal of our program was to see the players train and play at a highly competitive level, get some opportunities to have those life experiences and to have a lot of laughs along the way.
We have seen this team, over the years, excel as one of the top teams in the age group in the Province on a regular basis, win more medals and trophies than I can remember (although Provicials and USA Cup were massive highlights) and do it in a way that shows what kind of character these girls have. We have seen the girls pursue excellece thru their dedication on and off the field, battle thru injuries, cry tears of joy and sadness but most importantly understand what it is like to do all of this as a team.
I could not be prouder of these young ladies, they mean the world to me and to see the team disband now their youth soccer is over is a day I have been dreading for years. That said I will be watching to see the next steps they take, whether it be on the pitch or off, and be cheering them on.
For one last time, Go Sting!!
All the Best, Coach Kev
Friday, June 30
The Sting parents and fans want to congratulate the following players for post secondary scholarships in soccer:
- Ravneet, Langara College
- Caitlin, Douglas College
- Britney, Langara College
- Sami, Langara College
- Georgia, Langara College
- Simran, Langara College
We will be coming out to watch you in the Fall and cheer you all on. Go Sting!!
Friday, June 30
The end of an era at Newton Athletic today as the Sting put up a valiant fight, put a scare into a team that had lost one game all year (to the Sting) and showed what a truly classy and great group of players they are. The Coastal Cup quarter final match was against their old foe, SFC Pegasus and what a game this would turn out to be. Meg and Haley got things moving as some good inter play between them eventualy saw the ball laid off for Sami to let fly from thirty yards out but the ball was gathered high by the keeper. Pegasus are the top seed for a reason and their constant pressure resulted in a goal that left Simran no chance ten minutes in. Some bounce back by the Sting saw them go close shortly after as Allie slipped a pass behind the centre back that Meg latched onto but the effort from the top of the box was well saved. With the Sting starting to get a hold of the game a run against play goal saw them down by two goals but this is where the game started to turn. Georgia pounced on a loose ball took a touch and let fly and only a brilliant diving save kept the Sting off the board. Just before the break the Sting had Pegasus scrambling in their end and Chelsea tried a cheeky chip shot over the back line but it was at the keeper and kept out. The halftime whistle sounded with the Sting taking control. Score at the half Pegasus 2 - Sting 0.
The Sting had a really good discussion amongst themselves at the half and could sense an opportunity and they took full advantage after the restart. After winning a corner Haley whipped her cross into the back post where Sami was on the spot to crush a header to the top corner to get the Sting within one. The Sting started to control the middle of the pitch as some strong man marking by Brit and Meg was paying off in cutting off the service to the Pegasus strikers. The Sting then got a huge boost off a stunning goal from Syd. Syd used her strength to shoulder her check off the ball and take a touch towards goal. Syd then let fly with an absolute cannon of a shot that flew into the top right corner from thirty yards out to even the match. This resulted in a quick keeper change by Pegasus as the Sting chased her out. With the game looking like it would be headed to extra time a momentary lapse saw the Pegaus striker shake free of her mark and slip the ball past Simran. As time round down and the Sting were forced to push players up, there were two many gaps and Pegasus scored their insurance goal to seal the game. Final score SFC Pegasus 4 - Sting 2. A sad way to end the teams youth soccer careers but a game that showed just what these seventeen players are all about and what special young players they have turned out to be. Go Sting!!
Friday, June 30
The Sting opened up their final Coastal Cup run on a solid note with a dominant performance against Coquitlam Kaos. After some initial feeling out of the play the Sting slowly got their foot on the game and were rewarded ten minutes in. Some brilliant link up passing and movement saw Georgia slide the ball thru for Caitlin to run onto at the top of the eighteen. Caitlin did well to shield the ball and see Sami pushing up from her right back spot. A nice back pass was met with a stunning twenty five yard effort that left the keeper no chance and the Sting had the lead. The Sting kept up the pressure and came close a few minutes later. Meg split the defenders with a nice pass wide to Myer who in turn crossed into the six yard box for Georgia but the glancing header just shaved past the post. The Sting have been deadly off set pieces this season and another one came into play just before the break. Syd's crushing thirty five yard effort saw the keeper do well to get her fingertips onto it and push it onto the bar but Georgia was on the spot to chest the rebound into the net from two yards out. Another set piece at the whiste saw the Sting come close again as Haley's corner was met by Allie but her headed effort just went by the far post. Score at the half Coquitlam 0 - Sting 2.
The second half opened quickly and with the fans barely in their seats the Sting put the game away with a third goal. Meg was on the spot to pounce on a poor pass and she slipped the ball over to Chelsea at the edge of the eighteen. Chelsea's one timer squeezed under the keeper and into the back of the net. The balance of the game saw the Sting control the play to see it out but not before one more solid opportunity. Haley was on the end of a long pass and held up the ball very well to wait for some support. It came in the form of Meg where she picked up the wall pass at the top of the eighteen and let fly with a booming shot. Only a brilliant diving save saw the ball stay out as it was tipped up onto the crossbar and cleared by the Coquitlam defenders. A solid all around game as Simran wasnt really challenged on the day as the Sting's defenders kept things in check. Final score Coquitlam Kaos 0 - Sting 3. The Sting are now off to the quarter finals and will be facing League Champions and rivals SFC Pegasus next Sunday. 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!!
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.