United teams bring home medals
The Swift Current U17 United Girls rebounded from a tournament opening loss to win gold at the Eastside Bridge City Summer Classic in Saskatoon over the weekend.
They dropped their opener 2-1 to Flin Flon’s Phantom Lake Soccer Club on Friday evening. Mckenna Richelhoff scored the only goal in the loss.
The United girls rebounded on Saturday morning with a 6-0 win over Battlefords United FC. Kaylea Resch, Allison Wall, Alissa Gagnon, Reegin Powell, Ilyssa Dyck, and Richelhoff scored, while Juliana Whalen picked up the shutout.
They followed up on Saturday afternoon with a 6-0 win over Saskatoon’s Eastside Valencia. Powell led the way with a hat trick, while Richelhoff, Gagnon, and Wall also scored.
The U17 United Girls got a rematch with Phantom Lake in the gold medal match on Sunday. Resch and Gillian Studer scored in a 2-0 victory to secure gold as Whalen earned her third straight shutout.
The Division 2 U13 United Boys won silver. They finished the round robin with a 3-0 record after defeating the Lakewood Mutiny 2-0, Hollandia 5-1, and VUSC 8-1. They fell 3-1 to Prince Albert Celtic in the gold medal match.
The U13 United Girls placed second out of four teams. They dropped their opener 4-0 to Prince Albert Celtic and then lost 1-0 to the Lakewood Fusion. The U13 Girls concluded the round robin with a 4-0 win over Eastside Real. They rematched with Prince Albert in the final but lost 7-0.
The U11 United Girls also made it to the final. They opened the tournament with a 2-1 win over Eastside Monaco. They added a 2-1 win over the Aurora Diamonds and then lost 3-1 to the Eastide Lyon. The U11 Girls concluded the round robin with a 4-0 win over the Lakewood Dash.
Swift Current met the Eastside Lyon again in the final and lost 1-0 to place second.
The U11 Boys United Roma finished with a 2-1 record. They won their opener 6-3 over the Lakewood Juniors on Friday. They followed up with a 7-2 win over Eastside Wolfsburg before falling 4-0 to Astra.
The U11 Boys United Strikers finished with a 1-2 record. They lost the opener 4-2 to Hollandia Fernandes. They rebounded with a 3-2 win over Eastside Dortmund before losing 3-0 to the Big River Snipers.
The 15U Boys made a semi-final appearance in Saskatoon. They dropped their opener 5-0 to the SUSC Reds, defeated Hollandia 2-1, and then defeated the Eastside Arsenal 6-1 to place second in the round robin. They were eliminated in an 8-0 loss to Brandon’s Westman in the semi-final on Sunday.
The United U13 Boys also finished with a 1-2 record in Division 3. They lost 4-1 to Battlefords United FC and 3-1 to Melfort International, before defeating Poundmaker FC 6-1.
The United U17 Boys finished with one loss and two draws in Saskatoon. They tied Battlefords United FC 2-2, tied Regina’s FCR 1-1, and lost 3-2 to Prince Albert Celtic.
Swift Current United Soccer Club teams will be back in action on June 29 – July 1 at Provincials in Saskatoon and North Battleford.
The Swift Current United U17 Girls won gold at the Bridge City Summer Classic in Saskatoon on June 15-17.