For much of the 2015 season, the Vanier Spirits' biggest problem has been scoring goals.
That wasn't the case on Tuesday as they potted five goals in a shutout win over the Peacock Tornadoes during Moose Jaw High School Girls Soccer League action.
“To put five goals in was good and some of the quality of the goals was very nice,” said Vanier head coach Jason Jones. “We're happy with that output offensively for sure.”
Claire Snyder and Gabrielle Sanson found the back of the net in the first half for Vanier and then Kaili Flanagan, Alexis Jones and Snyder, again, added to that lead in the second half.
“It's getting better and we're a work in progress,” said Jones. “One of the goals, we took it down the wing and got it across and Claire ended up putting in the back of the net, that was something that we've been working on. It was a nice, clean finish into the net.
“We're still consistently inconsistent, but we're getting better, we are improving.”
The Tornadoes had some solid pressure late in the second half, but couldn't really mount an offensive against a stiff Vanier defence throughout the game.
“They played really well defensively,” said Peacock coach Nile Minovitch. “We didn't play our game, we watched them play the exact same game that we planned on doing and they just did it better than us.
“The girls started getting a little carried away and just dumping the ball in and not playing possession. They didn't use the width of the field, so it got bottle necked and it's easy to defend against.”
The loss closes out the regular season for Peacock and they will now await their opponent in the playoffs, which open next week.
“We need to learn to settle down going forward, settle into our position and realize that even if the pressure is on, we need to keep our heads level and continue on with our game plan,” said Minovitch.
In the other game at Sunningdale field on Tuesday, the Central Cyclones rolled to a 6-1 win over the Caronport Cougars.
Didumo Omot scored twice in the second half for Central as they built off their 2-0 lead after the first.
Vlera Berisha and Ariet Okuori scored in the first half, while Aby Korbo and Shay-Lea Lewis added goals in the second half as well.
Caronport's lone goal came off the foot of Jade Watson.
The regular season closes on Thursday with Vanier hosting the Weyburn Eagles and Central welcoming in the Swift Current Ardens. The league quarterfinals go next Tuesday.