Strikers U13B win first home game!!
16 May by E.D.
The first game of the season for the U13 boys! It’s been a long off season, but the guys were ready to
play and leave it all on the field as they took on Red Cedar at their first home game. The game started out with a lot of back and forth between the teams, battling for which end of the field the ball would end up on. The Strikers played their positions well and had a great passing game. Their patience paid off as Colby sunk one into the goal, within the first 10 minutes of the game. It was exciting and definitely a great way to start off. Red Cedar took their turn and within a few minutes tied up the game 1-1. Half time came and game remainded tied.
The teams appeared to be pretty evenly matched. The Strikers were able to grab the ball, as it was being dribbled down the field by Red Cedar, and it was quickly passed to G. The crowd was on the edge of their seats. G was
determined, waited for the perfect moment, and launched the ball into the goal upping the score to, 2-1. Red Cedar then took control of the ball. They drove the ball down into Striker territory. They took a few shots, but Jack was on his game and managed to keep the ball out. After an unlucky penalty, Red Cedar was able to sneak a goal in. Score: 2-2.
The Strikers kept the ball down in Red Cedar’s territory. The Strikers stopped the ball each time the Red Cedar tried to pass. Time was winding down and with only 5 minutes left of the game, the Strikers were able to take the ball away from Red Cedar again. Liam dribbled up to midfield and gave a hard kick. The ball bounced in front of the Red Cedar goalie and then bounced high up into the goal, off the goalie’s fingertips, scoring the winning point.
Final score: Strikers 3, Red Cedar 2.