Sunningdale Field was busy on Tuesday afternoon with a pair of High School Girls Soccer games going on. Swift Current came into town and rolled over Central, 10-0, while on the East field, Peacock beat up on Vanier, 6-1.
Central Positive Despite Big Loss
The Central Cyclones knew what to expect coming into their Tuesday meeting with the Swift Current Ardens as the Ardens have won five of the last six league titles and are off to a strong start again this season.
The Cyclones were able to keep it close early, but Swift Current eventually started to pour it on as they rolled to a 10-0 shutout win.
Central coach Angus McIntosh says despite getting blown out, he was happy with what the girls accomplished, "Our game plan coming in wasn't to worry about Swift and what they could, but just concentrate on our game and the things that we've been working on in practice. Our first 10 minutes was as well as we've played all year by a long shot.
"I was really proud of the way they came out, tried to control the ball and not let Swift Current play their game. In that first 10 minutes, we took away what they tried to do and we didn't give up a goal for ten minutes, so that's a huge improvement for us."
Swift Current eventually started to roll and Cassidy Andres finished the first half with a hat trick, while Kelsey Terrien added the other goal in the first by the Ardens.
The second half featured more scoring for Swift Current's Andres as she added another hat trick to finish the game with six goals. Terrien added her second of the game in the second half and Kirshie Klevgaard and Becky Neustater each scored once for Swift.
Even though they picked up the big win, head coach Dale Perry says there are still some areas they need to clean up going forward, "We were trying to focus on better passing and it didn't start too well, but as the game went on I thought we were making better decisions."
The Ardens dominate most games they play in the Moose Jaw league, but Perry says the game allow their younger players to get some good experience and get ready for the 3A Provincials at the end of the season, "The grade 9s coming in get early confidence, so that when we were playing against Regina LeBoldus and Campbell -- really tough games -- they have the experience and confidence built up so that they were useful to us."
Peacock Puts Things Together Against Vanier
The Peacock Tornadoes had one of their better games of the season on Tuesday against the Vanier Spirits as they walked away with a 6-1 win.
Peacock has been stuck with a short bench for much of the season due to illness and injuries and head coach Sandi Hutchinson says they're starting to see all the playing time the girls have had pay off, "They're starting to put it in the net and that's good.
"We've still got lots to work on, our goal now is to work towards having a healthy and in your face team for playoffs."
Kara Enns powered the Tornadoes in the first half picking up a hat trick and Paige Lister added the other Peacock goal for a 4-0 lead after the first. The second half was more evened out with Abby Moffat and Chanel Veroba scoring for Peacock and Amy Piche adding Vanier's lone goal on the afternoon.
There's four girls games on Saturday here in Moose Jaw with Vanier, Central, Swift Current and Estevan all in action.