Stettler’s Ashley Lang charges with the ball in their game against Lacombe on Tuesday

Stettler’s Ashley Lang charges with the ball in their game against Lacombe on Tuesday

Lots of soccer success for Stettler

Stettler soccer teams had a great showing in the weekend tournament in Camrose as they won gold, silver and bronze.

Stettler soccer teams had a great showing in the weekend tournament in Camrose as they won gold, silver and bronze in their final games on Sunday, June 5.

The U12 girls played on Friday, June 3 beating Whitecourt Warriors 1-0, with the lone goal being scored by Hannah Van Straten.

On Saturday, June 4 they played Edson Strikers and lost 4-1, with the single goal being scored by Carli Mottus.

Later in the day as they took on Calgary Blizzard, they came out on top, winning 4-0, with two goals by Kenya Richards and two by Hannah Van Straten.

In their bronze game against Vermilion Strikers, they won 1-0 with a goal by Bella Cook.

“I thought the tournament was a great experience for our girls,” said coach Nadine Lang. “With some great weather and support from their parents, the girls worked hard to really come through as a team after recovering from the loss by Edson.”

Among the other teams, U16 boys won gold beating Sylvan Lake 2-1.

Both the goals were scored by Steele Nichols, the second being a penalty kick.

The U12 and U14 boys’ teams brought home silver.

The U14 boys played a great tournament, according to coach Steven Wildeboar, with the boys winning against Wainwright 6-0, Athabasca 8-0 and Red Deer 9-0.

In the gold medal game they held up well against Vermillion with both teams scoring no goals, which resulted in a shootout, but Stettler lost 4-1.

Nathan Jefferies scored the lone goal.

Stettler U14 girls beat Ponoka 2-1

The week started off well for the Stettler U14 girls as they took on Ponoka on Monday, June 6 and beat them 2-1, with goals being scored by Ava Lee and Miranda Zweifel.

“It was a really physically tough game but the girls played like I’ve never seen them play before,” said coach Kennedy Fisher. “They really earned and deserved the win.”