The Stettler under-16 girls won the silver medal at the Camrose Sunbreaker soccer tournament on the weekend.
“This was the opening tournament of the season and the Stettler girls opened it up with a very strong showing,” said coach Brad Newton.
“They dominated the first two games with a 6-0 score in both games.”
In the final, Stettler lost to Rocky Mountain House in the dying minutes.
“The third game was very even, as the Stettler girls overcame a flu bug and injuries,” Newton said. “They played with heart and did very well.
“It was an even game till the last few minutes, when Rocky Mountain House got a shot in and scored.
“The girls never gave up, but ran out of time and proudly took the silver. The coaching staff is very impressed with the team and we’re looking forward to a strong season.”
Last season, Newton coached the Stettler under-18 boys to a provincial championship.
At the Camrose tournament this past weekend, both under-16 teams and the under-18 boys were among the Stettler clubs who won silver medals — and reported results to the Independent.
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