The Swift Current United Under-14 Girls continue to make Swift Current soccer history.
Only the second Swift Current team to ever compete in the Saskatchewan Premier Soccer League, the U14 United Girls booked a ticket into the championship match with a semi-final win Friday.
Third seeded Swift Current upended second seeded Saskatoon Lakewood Storm 2-0 on Friday in Saskatoon. They will now face Saskatoon’s Aurora Concordes in Sunday’s championship final.
Swift Current got off to a nervous start and spent the first nine minutes in their own end. They finally found their legs and scored a crucial goal in the 10th minute when striker Rachel Dorais beat the Storm goalkeeper to a bouncing ball and headed it over top of her for a 1-0 lead.
Midfielder Mackenzie Froehlich made it 2-0 in the 16th minute when she beat her defender to a loose ball in the penalty area and slammed the ball off the crossbar and over the goal line.
The two teams played to a stalemate for the next 64 minutes as Swift Current secured a spot in the finals against the top ranked Aurora Concordes. A dedicated effort from the United fullbacks helped goalkeeper Hannah Dyck earn her fifth shutout in 11 PSL games this season.
The winner of Sunday’s championship match will represent Saskatchewan at Nationals in Lethbridge in October. Swift Current lost to Aurora 1-0 on June 22, but played a much closer match on July 20 when the two teams tied 0-0 in Swift Current.