For the 2nd year in a row, the G14 Sting can call themselves GIST champions; finishing 1st in the U15 Tier 1 division. Offense was on full display as the team won 3 of 4 round robin games, outscoring their opponents 12 - 0.
Their only round robin loss - a shootout against the Russell Raiders when monsoon rains descended on the pitch Saturday afternoon, cancelling the match. Of course, that loss made the team hungry and determined to play hard on Sunday, ensuring a rematch with Russell in the final.
The final was well played; the girls remained calm, coming from behind to force another shootout when the match ended in a 1 - 1 draw after regulation time. The selected shooters were poised and confident, and finished the shootout to secure the win!
Many girls found their scoring touch during the GIST, but the wins were also due to fantastic possession play, a rock solid keeper and hard work by everyone on the team. These young women played brilliantly under the direction of coach Kristy, with support from OGSC Technical Director, Joel.
The team is cohesive and supportive of one another, which has led to some memorable moments this season. Congratulations to all the girls and coaches!