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Sting Close Out Their Final Season with a Memorable Victory
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
Sting Travel to Fraser Valley
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!!
Friday, January 27
Sting Split Double Header Weekend
The second game of the weekend had the Sting up against old foe Coquitlam Kaos. The Sting owned this game start to finish as Simran wasnt troubled too much on this day. Meg got things going for the Sting as she moved the ball past her mark and fed the ball into the eighteen for Allie to run onto but the twelve yard effort was right at the keeper for the save. On a quick counter the Kaos winger got in behind the defence and let fly with a hard low cross that Simran had to be sharp on to push out for a clearance but this would be her only duty on the day. Syd's free kick was quickly played up to Sami who let fly with a shot that forced the high save. The pressure was mounting and the Sting found the back of the net courtesy of an own goal. A heads up play by Georgia saw her brilliant wide ball jumped on by Haley. In turn Haley's left footed cross fizzed across the six yard box where it was turned into the net by the Kaos centre back. Score at the half Kaos 0 - Sting 1.
The second half was all Sting and while the chances were few and far they controlled the tempo of the game for the balance of the half. The Sting came close off of Allie's corner but the Kaos keeper did well to climb high and take the ball at the high point. Brit and Lauren got into the mix as the ball was chipped forward for Lauren but her shot from the edge of the eighteen zipped by the near post. A game that perhaps lacked a lot of entertainment but the Sting did what they had to in securing the three points. Final score Coquitlam Kaos 0 - Sting 1. The Sting now hit the road for their final MSL League away game in Abbotsford next Sunday before returning home for a three game home stand. Go Sting!!
Friday, January 27
Sting Split Double Header Weekend
The Sting entered the Saturday leg of their double header weekend with a very short bench as they had no subs until almost halftime as they took on Vancouver FC. In a match of second vs third the Sting were determined to keep their upper perch but it was not to be as the game wore on. The first half of the contest was a real battle of the midfield as Vancouver failed to register a shot on goal. the sting's two best efforts came from some hard work and inter connecting passing plays. First off Georgia muscled her mark off the ball and fed a lovely thru ball for haley on the left side of the eighteen but the resulting effort was dragged wide of the far post. Meg and Allie then got into some nice give and go's with Allie's effort from the edge of the eighteen well gathered by the Vancouver keeper. Score at the half Vancouver 0 - Sting 0.
The second half saw Vancouver press the play more and the Sting's tired legs began to show. Simran had to be on her toes as she made several great sliding takes and one outstanding fingertip save to push the ball around the post at full stretch. The Sting did take their chances though as Meg played a channel pass thru for Lauren her beat her check to the ball but the twenty yard shot was at the keeper. Taylor was up next as she delivered a fantastic corner kick into the six yard box that fell to Lauren but once again she was denied this time by an excellent save. Vancouver was able to notch a nice goal on a quick counter attack and a few minutes later earned a second although the ref was nowhere to be seen as a clear two handed push in the back on the last defender back should have negated the goal. The sting refused to quit and played hard right until the end. Another corner, this time from haley saw the ball cleared off the line at the back post. As the final whistle sounded the Sting clawed one back as Allie's low hard free kick fell to Brit and from ten yards out she was able to prod the ball into the net but it was too little too late as the final whistle came. Final score Vancouver FC 2 - Sting 1. Next up for the Sting is Coquitlam Kaos tomorrow at Elsom. 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!!
Monday, December 19
Sting Shine in Seattle
The Sting headed out to Seattle for the Collegiate Showcase Tournament at the Starfire facility in Seattle over the American Thanksgiving weekend. The tournament pulls together both American and Canadian coaches and scouts to watch the players over the three days of the event. The Sting played four games over the three days and showed very well on the big stage.
Match #1, Sting vs FC Bellevue. Off of Haley's corner the ball fell to Georgia who laid the ball back for Kass but her left footed twenty yard effort was well saved at the top corner of the net. Allie then did a great job of stealing the ball off her mark and letting fly with a shot from the edge of the box but it was at the keeper and stopped. A few minutes later and Lauren collected the loose ball and raced down the touchline where she fed a square ball over to Allie but once again she was denied with a fine save by the Bellevue keeper. Syd then made her presence felt as she muscled her check off the ball and placed a brilliant wide ball over to Lauren. A very nice cut back pass by Lauren found Mac inside the box but the low effort was well gathered by the keeper. A goal was in the wind and just before the break the Sting struck home. Chelsea made a heads up play by slotting a channel pass in for Lauren down the right side. Lauren's hard cross thru the six yard box came off Brit and past the keeper as the Sting took the lead. The second half opened up with a highlight shot as Kass out jumped her check to nod the ball forward to Caitlin. Caitlin spun off her mark and chipped the ball over to Chelsea who let fly with a booming shot but the Bellevue keeper made a brilliant diving save to keep them in the match. Tha last chance of the match fell to Caitlin as some fine inter passing between Lauren, Chelsea and Brit saw Caitlin thru but the eighteen yard effort was just dragged wide of the far post. Final score FC Bellevue 0 - Sting 1.
Match #2, Sting vs UVI Storm. After a fine display of soccer on Friday night the Sting entered Saturday looking forward to two matches. The first had them up against a team they hadnt seen for a few years from Nanaimo and they knew this would be a tough contest. In a game the Sting struggled to get a foothold in, the best chance of the half fell to them inside the first ten minutes. Off of Rav's free kick the keeper spilled the ball into Caitlin's path but from inside the six yard box her shot clattered off the cross bar and then out to Brit who fired wide of the net. It was a miss the Sting would regret as the Island team slowly took control of the match. Just before the break though Syd turned playmaker as a perfectly weighted ball sprung Chelsea free on a breakaway but the effort from the edge of the box was right at the keeper for the easy stop. In the second half the Sting would rue those missed chances as the Storm would net twice within a few minutes and forced the Sting to play catch up. The Sting's only chance on net came off Kylie's free kick as the ball fell to Caitlin from a scramble but the effort lacked power and was gathered by the Storm keeper. Final score UVI Storm 2 - Sting 0.
Match #3, Sting vs Whitecaps Academy. The Sting wanted to see a bounce back game after a disappointing morning match and they answered in spades. Kylie got things going as her corner kick saw Chelsea with a free header but the effort just scraped the crossbar. The Sting then got a scare as a Whitecaps break saw a booming shot hit Simran full on in the head as she slid out for the take. Simran was able to finish off the first half but had to be withdrawn in the second with Syd stepping in. Georgia and Lauren got into a nice give and go play with the chip cross eluding the keeper and Brit was on the spot to slot the ball home. Just before the break and the Sting came close again as Mac slid the ball thru for Haley where she was able to beat her mark but the low shot just fizzed by the near post. The second half saw the Sting keeping the pressure up and were rewarded with several corners. Off the first one Allie's cross fell to Sami at the back post but a tremendous diving save saw the keeper push the ball around the post. Off the resulting corner the Sting struck once again but this time some good movement in the box distracted the Whitecaps defender at the near post as Haley's curling cross went straight in for the goal. At the other end Syd was forced into a diving save and just before the final whistle the Caps got one back to break the shutout. Final score Whitecaps Academy 1 - Sting 2.
Match #4, Sting vs Pacific Northwest. The final match of the tournament saw a torrential downpour and both teams were looking to wrap the game up and head home to drier areas. Not the Sting's most inspiring match as the only shot at goal by either team in the first half had Haley's corner fall to Brit inside the eighteen but the effort was dragged wide of the post. The second half saw two chances by the Sting with Lauren and Georgia teaming up with some good passing to Caitlin but the shot lacked punch and was easily collected. The second saw Lauren and Sami move the ball down the pitch very well before the ball was slid over to Haley but the booming shot from the edge of the eighteen just curled wide of the post. Just before the final whislte the opposition had a break down the wing where a cut back pass eluded Kass in net as she stepped up to fill in for the still ailing Simran. Final score PacWest 1 - Sting 0.
All in all another succesful soccer tournament and a lot of fun had by players and parents alike. Whether it was at the field, shopping, the hotel or a great Italian team dinner some more fond memories for everyone to look back on. The Sting now head back home and to regular league action against Guildford United. Go Sting!!
Wednesday, June 10
Sting Star is Born
The Sting's very own Sami has found herself signing autographs after her recent appearance in Nike's latest commercial featuring the USA Women's National team. She is featured throughout the commercial including an appearance on the team bus.
At first the coaches didnt recognize her on the bus as she was so quiet as the Sami we are used to on bus trips is not portrayed as shown............. Well done kid you looked awesome!!
To watch the video click on the above headline.
Wednesday, July 29
Phil, my Dad, was a huge fan of the Sting and while living in Alberta meant he didnt get to see the matches he was always asking how the team was doing and how the players were making out. As with the parents being proud of the daughters on the pitch my Dad was also proud of myself and the other coaches and how we try to give the players the best experiences we can. He encouraged me to push the players but to also ensure they kept the love of the sport top of mind.
While we were at the USA Cup he would post messages of encouragement to the teams website and watched our webcast match. In fact we watched it again in the Spring when I went out to Alberta for a visit. He had a passion for the sport being signed by the Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the 1940's and while he was playing for their reserve team he was called into service with the Royal Air Force. While his dream of professional football was over he still played on the RAF's first team as they travelled around the Mediterranean playing other countries and armed services. Clearly I missed out on his soccer DNA as a player as I remember trying to beat him in the backyard with a ball only to see him make a few moves and me chasing his coat tails.
Unfortunately on the eve of the Provincial A Cup he suddenly passed away and while I know he would have liked to hear about the girls exploits in person I also know he was cheering them on then and will be in the future. He was an awesome guy and will sorely be missed.
Monday, August 10
Sting Chillin at the Beach
The Sting opened up the new season by heading down to Jericho Beach for the Umbro Beach Blast Tournament. With a bunch of the players away on vacation the team entered just the one team and also added Nicole from the U-18 DCS team as the players were entered in the U-18 bracket of the tournament. The first day of action saw the Sting play in two round robin matches as the top four teams in the group moved into the medal rounds. First up for the Sting were the Chilliwack Attack. It took awhile for both teams to get going in the game as they adjusted to playing on sand but the Sting were able to come away with the 1-0 win. The second game of the day had them against Fusion's Premier League team, the Thorns and the Sting were in a bit over their heads as they tried to contain this top flight team and came out of the contest losing 2-0. Day #2 of the tournament meant the Sting needed a tie or better in their last round robin match to carry on in the event. Their opponents were the Wolfpack from Vancouver FC in what could only be described as blood on the beach. A very large physical team and an inexperienced ref left for a very chippy contest but after going down 1-0 the Sting roared back with two quick goals and saw the game out for the 2-1 victory. The win though had the Sting back up against the Thorns team from the previous day. After going down 2-0 by half time things were not looking rosy for the players and it was looking like they would be heading to the Bronze medal match. As usual though never count these players out as they kept fighting thru the game to get their first goal from newcomer Caitlin and this got the momentum going. The Sting were to add two more goals before the final whistle on a massive game for the players as they walked away with the 3-2 win. The final saw the Sting against the Rebels from North Coquitlam and there was no way the Sting were going to be denied. After Rav was denied playing in the semi final due to a wadrobe malfunction, she had something to prove as both Rav and Meg notched goals in the second half to secure the 2-0 win and the championship. A most amazing two days of soccer and while Sami, Mac, Taylor, Rav, Meg, Kylie, Nicole, Caitlin & Evalyn will be wearing the ice packs for a few days to heal up they put in one hell of an effort and a very deserved champions. Go Sting!!
Sting Working Out
The Sting were asked to participate in the 2015 Pacific Coaching Conference at the Fortius Centre in Burnaby last Sunday. The players were showing off their skills to assorted coaches from across North America who had gathered for the event. On hand for this were also numerous University & College coaches so it was great to see all eyes on the players.
The first session was led by Ron Smith, former Technical Director for the Australian National team. Ron led a session on "creating Good Habits in Players" In the attached picture Ron is seen here showing the players some drill she wants them to perform ahead of the session.
The second session was led by Dick Bate, current FIFA Technical Director and former Technical Director for England's U-17 to U-20 National program. The session he put on was "Developing Possession" and he challenged the players in some good drills. To have a coach of his standing and knowledge run the sesions was a pretty special treat for the players and as he told the coaches on hand he was most impressed with the Sting.
Sting Paying it Forward
Family and friends have long known that the Sting players are a pretty special group of kids. So when the players decided to use their Secret Santa money on others instead of themselves this just reinforced this thought.
On top of using their funds to sponsor a local family thru Delta Assist they also hit the streets on December 16 to sing Christmas carols in the neighbourhood to raise more funds and gather food for what has turned out to be an overflowing hamper for the family.
Being a part of the Sting isnt just about playing high level soccer but also about seeing these young ladies participating in random acts of kindness like this and being a part of the community.
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.
Wednesday, November 13
Sting in Opening Ceremonies
Prior to their own match on November 24, the Sting will be walking the Canadian National Womens team onto the pitch for their friendly against Mexico at BC Place. Will be a great opportunity for the players to see some of their heros and maybe play some inspired soccer of their own in their league match that night. Go Sting!!
Sting Take the International Stage
The Sting were asked to participate in the launch of the 2015 Womens World Cup logo at BC Place on Dec 14. Unfortunately not all the players could make this due to other commitments but the ones that did were part of a pretty special event. Not only was the event televised around the world but the players got to hang out with the Womens National team after the event as well as with coach John Herdman. All in all a pretty special moment for the players and one that wont be forgotten soon. Go Sting!!
Wednesday, March 9
Most Inspirational Player Award 2015/16
At the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Britney.
Britney was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. A well deserved recipient and was great to see the team come out to cheer her on.
Thursday, March 12
Most Inspirational Player Award 2014/15
At the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Ravneet.
Rav was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. A well deserved recipient and was great to see the team come out to cheer her on.
Tuesday, March 11
Most Inspirational Player Award 2013/14
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Allie.
Allie is the teams first repeat winner of this award having been honoured by the players last season. Allie was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. A well deserved recipient and was great to see the team come out to cheer her on.
Monday, March 4
Most Inspirational Player Award 2012/13
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Allie. Allie was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. Congratulations Allie!!
Tuesday, March 13
Most Inspirational Player Award 2011/12
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Hailey. Hailey was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. Congratulations Hailey!!
Tuesday, March 15
Most Inspirational Player Award 2010/11
Last night at the club's Annual General Meeting, the Most Inspirational Player awards were handed out for the season. The winner for the Sting this year, as chosen by the players, was Meghan. Meghan was chosen by her team mates for her hardwork and dedication both on and off the field and for leading by example. Congratulations Meg!!
Tuesday, March 9
Most Inspirational Player Award 2009/10
Each year SurDel Soccer Club awards the Most Inspirational Player to a member of each soccer team in the U-11 to U-18 catagory. The award honours the player who inspires and encourages others on the team to do their best both on and off the field. This award is voted on by the players of each team only and as such is an important peer award. The winner this year is Brittany Costa and she will be collecting her award at the clubs Annual General Meeting on March 23 @ 7:00pm. We encourage all the Sting players and fans to come out for this event. Go Sting!!!
Sunday, July 14
USA Cup Day #1
Day #1 of the Sting's USA Cup experience was their travel day. Charter bus from Delta to Seattle, flight from Seattle to Minneapolis and charter bus to the hotel. With a 6:30am start the team and parents were glad to finally crash into their rooms. Flights and travel went well except for Sami's singing impersonation of Miley Cyrus, any chance of some early sleep was shot there.
The team is now settling in at the hotel and they have another team from Canada staying here as well. A U-13 girls team from Ottawa are here for their first experience of the USA Cup so they will be cheering each other on. Tomorrow has the team heading out to Mall of America for some team bonding ie shopping and then back to the hotel for a team dinner. Meanwhile the coaches will be getting all the tournament paperwork sorted out at the venue. They are calling for the temperatures to go over 100F with the humidity by mid week so the team will be in tough, particularly on Wednesday as they have a double header.
All in all everything went well as players and parents all got here in one piece with all their luggage. Players are having fun in the hotel and the parents are enjoying a few cold beverages. Stay tuned for tomorrow's update. Go Sting!!
Monday, July 15
USA Cup Day #2
Day #2 of the Sting's USA Cup trip had the team with some downtime to get used to their surroundings and how better to do that than a trip to the Mall of America. Shopping, team lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp and some time at the roller coaster and indoor amusement park added up to a pretty full day. It wasn't all play today though as the temperatures were pushing 100F so a pre dinner jog along the beautiful Mississippi River was needed to get the players used to the weather for tomorrow's opening game. It was a tough slog as the humidity and heat will be key factors this week and to top things off Riley rolled her ankle on the run. It doesn't look good for her to play tomorrow as it is fairly swollen but hopefully an extra day off will see her back in action.
A fantastic pool side dinner and team swim followed and just before curfew the players had their team meeting to review a pretty hectic schedule tomorrow as the games get underway. The Sting are taking on the host city of Blaine so curfew is in effect for the rest of the week as the Sting have early kickoffs all week. Curfew check saw most players already down for the evening but tomorrow's bed check will start off with Evalyn and Rav's room, you know why girls.....LOL.
All in all another good day but the team gets down to business tomorrow with their first game of the tournament. Go Sting!!
Monday, April 16
Sting Ironman Streaks Ends
A record for the Sting came to an end on Sunday at the Sting's Coastal Cup quarter final match. With Jamie off in Quebec with her school her 137 straight games played record ended for the Sting. This record dates back to the very first U-10 Development match the Sting played over four years ago. Hats off to Jamie for playing thru some sickness, bangs and bruises over the years.
Tuesday, July 24
Sting to be Recognized by Delta Mayor
The SurDel Sting, fresh off their Provincial championship victory, are to be honoured by Delta Mayor and Council at the July 30 council meeting at Delta City Hall. The players are to be recognized for their outstanding achievement in sports and bringing a championship back home. Go Sting!!
Saturday, May 18
USA Cup Links
On our links tab you will find some useful info for a variety of information for the Sting's upcoming trip to Minnesota. Go Sting!!
Saturday, July 10
USA Cup Kick TV
With the Sting starting to get ready for their trip to the USA Cup we always get the question what is this tournament all about?
It is an amazing life experience as the players will be at the largest soccer facility in the world, meet players from over twenty countries, be around 12,000 other soccer players at one venue, have a ton of fun and see some very competitive soccer. For those parents, family and fans that cant get down there to cheer on the Sting, Kick TV posts a daily video blog to the USA Cup website, yes the tournament is so big it even has its own television show. If you go to the Links tab on the left you can see some of the action and you may even see the Sting make an appearance. Go Sting!!!