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.”