Nelson U13 Girls Selects learn valuable lessons in Idaho

The Nelson U13 Girls Selects had an up and down weekend when they visited Coeur D'Alene, Idaho for the CDA Sting HotShot tournament

Weekend action involving the Nelson Selects U13 girls squad.

The Nelson U13 Girls Selects had an up and down weekend when they visited Coeur D’Alene, Idaho for the CDA Sting HotShot tournament this past weekend.

Nelson finished with a record of one win and two losses against some tough opposition.

First up on Saturday morning for the girls was Calgary Chinook Hearts. In a hard fought match, Nelson lost 3-0.

“In fairness, we were a good match for the team from the big city,” said U13 Selects coach Iain Harvey. “But in the end we lost out to some superior goalkeeping from the Calgary keeper who made some outstanding saves against Amy Hodgson and Jessie Van Donselaar to provide Hearts with the win.”

The next match was a different story as Nelson was outworked and outmatched by a quality Idaho Thunder team, losing 6-0 under the hot afternoon sun.

“We were still in the game at the end of the first half, being down 2-0, but the girls wilted in the afternoon heat and gave away four sloppy goals,” said Harvey.

Despite the loss, strong performances were turned in by Taylor Zimmer, Holly Rimmer and Maya Ida.

Sunday was a new day in more ways than one when Nelson took to the pitch to play Idaho Glacier FC.

The girls gave up a goal in the first half, but it seemed to spur them on as they marched right back down the pitch and Van Donselaar scored the club’s first goal of the weekend off a brilliant pass from Laurel Halleran.

A few minutes later Rimmer worked diligently to keep a ball alive and laid it onto Emma Wheeldon who cracked it right into the bottom corner for a 2-1 half time lead.

“I impressed upon the girls the importance of finishing teams off when they are down, and the ladies responded accordingly in the second half with a further three goals.”

Van Donselaar, Amy Hodgson, and Noa Butterfield responded for Nelson to cap an emphatic 5-1 win.

“The girls were a wee bit discouraged coming off that afternoon loss on Saturday,” explained Harvey. “But they had a good team dinner/bonding session Saturday night and were immensely superior in every aspect of the game, including some lovely passing football. I’m very happy for them”

The U13 Selects will be making their next appearance in the Nelson-hosted Terry Walgren tournament on the weekend of May 26 and 27.

 

Just Posted

Trail company bids to replace Greyhound for Nelson-Kelowna run

Silver City Stage Lines has applied to the Passenger Transportation Board

Observant neighbour averts fire disaster

Blueberry resident spots neighbour’s truck on fire.

COLUMN: Carrot thief, forest fires, and a horse-boat collision

Greg Scott brings us news from the archives of the Nelson Daily News fifty years ago

Kootenay fires grow — more evacuation alerts

Syringa fire prompts evacuation alerts plus HWY 3 closure and U.S. fire crosses into B.C.

VIDEO: Auto repair shop celebrates Nelson mural festival

A painting by Barry Overn at Downtown Automotive turned heads at the festival opening.

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Trudeau says he won’t apologize to heckler, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

Prime Minister had accused woman of racism as she shouted about illegal immigration at Quebec rally

Documentary filmed in B.C. nominated in ‘Wildlife Oscars’’

Toad People is the only Canadian film to be nominated in this year’s Panda Wilderness Awards

Most Read