Senior Soccer Earns Win and Tie in Early Season Action

Thursday, April 07, 2011 - By: gord.horth

The Senior Girls’ soccer squad travelled to Shawnigan for the season opener last Thursday. An evenly contested match saw a 0-0 draw at the end of regulation requiring a penalty shootout. Brentwood prevailed in a nail-biter that required seven shooters from each team to ultimately decide the outcome. Practicing penalty shots clearly paid off for Brentwood, as all seven snipers put their shots on goal.

Spenser M kept a clean sheet in goal for BCS and came up with some big saves in the penalty shootout earning player of the match honours. The team looked cohesive and played in a formation that encouraged attacking which led to a number of scoring chances.

The girls also took their show on the road (and ferry) to Salt Spring on Tuesday to play one of the perennial soccer powerhouses and had to stage a late comeback to come away with a point.

Starting slowly, we conceded two quick goals before finding our game. Brentwood made a number of good scoring chances, but it was early in the second half before we narrowed the score to 2-1. Although our girls were gaining more of the play, the skill of Salt Spring produced another goal to give them a 3-1 cushion. Credit to the Brentwood girls who kept pushing and were rewarded with two quick goals, the last coming in the final minutes to end the test at 3-3.

The resulting shootout after regular play went Salt Spring's way. The team now knows they can score, but more importantly that perseverance and belief will pay big dividends.

Mairead M had a stellar game at the back and delivered quality crosses from corner kicks. Phoebe B created a number of scoring chances and was rewarded with the first goal with a fine pass by Alexa M. Madlen A with Mairead M bundled the ball across the Salt Spring goal line to notch the second, which set the stage for a Georgia L penalty shot to earn tie.

Brentwood travels north to Campbell River later this week to partake in a tournament with top competition.

Mr Gord Horth, Coach

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