The Swift Current United Under-14 Girls soccer team continued the opening stages of their season with four straight wins at the Mother’s Day Tournament in Medicine Hat to bring back a gold medal from their first tournament outing of the season.
The United girls scored 16 goals and did not allow a goal against over 240 minutes of action to move their record to 6-0 this season as they prepare for their season in the Saskatchewan Premier Soccer League.
Swift Current opened the tournament with a 6-0 win over Calgary’s McKenzie United on Saturday afternoon. Strikers Rachel Dorais and Mackenzie Froehlich both found the back of the net twice in the win. Midfielders Ashley Eben and Alexandra Vance also scored in the opener. Karrie Therrien, Lauryn Hayes, and Payton Schwan shared the win in goal. Vance was named the team’s Player of the Game for her determined effort.
The U14 United Girls faced the host Medicine Hat Rattlers that evening and emerged with a well-earned 3-0 victory. Dorais donned her goalkeeper jersey and made several key saves for the shutout. Kirah Brown’s persistence paid off with a goal in the ninth minute when she drove home a spilled ball for a 1-0 lead. Brooke Vallee made it 2-0 in the 36th minute with a well-placed shot from 20 yards out and Brown added her second of the match in the 43rd minute. Vallee earned Player of the Game honours with a standout performance in the central midfield.
The U14 girls clinched top spot with a 5-0 win over Calgary on Sunday afternoon. Froehlich was named Player of the Game after putting away three goals in the win. Vallee and Brown also both scored for a second straight game. Therrien, Hayes, and Schwan shared the shutout in the United goal.
Swift Current kept their season opening unbeaten record intact with a 2-0 win over Medicine Hat to conclude the tournament. Vallee scored both goals, the second coming from the penalty spot, to finish with four goals on the weekend. Rookie midfielder Kylie Carefoot took home Player of the Game honours after setting up the winning goal during a breakout performance. Hannah Dyck picked up the shutout with 60 scoreless minutes in goal as she returned from injury on a strong note.
Next up for the U14 United Girls will be their home tournament on May 24-26.