Briercrest soccer plays exciting games against Millar
The Briercrest soccer teams played their first home games in Caronport since re-establishing their soccer program.
The games were delayed by 15 minutes as the Millar teams travel was delayed by construction, including a house being moved.
Sophie Comrie broke the 0-0 tie with a nice volley shot over the Millar keepers hands after a great pass from Abby Klassen shortly into the first half.
The teams exchanged great scoring chances with a post or crossbar for each team, including a cross-bar and down free kick by Abby Klassen with seven minutes left in the first half. Klassen hit two posts in the first half.
The teams went back and forth to start the second half, but every time that Millar pressured Briercrest the Briercrest defense would clamp down.
Millar replied at the 13 minute mark when there was a breakdown in front of the Briercrest net and the ball squeaked by Briercrest keeper Victoria Voth and slowly rolled past the goal line to make it 1-1.
Briercrest had some great pressure but was unable to get a shot on net for much of the second half. Millar had a strong run with eight minutes left in the half and Briercrest keeper Victoria Voth made a great save to keep the score tied 1-1.
Klassen was given a nice lead pass with three minutes left but couldn’t get enough control of the ball to get a good shot on net. Rebecca Soggie had a shot off the cross bar in injury time, but the score ended with a 1-1 tie.
The men’s game started with a flurry and both teams going back and forth before Ryan Heppel made a great pass to captain Caleb Mattatal who deftly shot the ball by the keeper at a wide angle to make the score 1-0 Briercrest. Mattatal was injured on the play and didn’t re-enter the game.
Millar tied it ten minutes later off a break down in front of the net, followed by a great lead pass a minute later to give Millar the 2-1 lead. After several great saves by Briercrest keeper Josh Adrian, another scramble in front of the Briercrest net led to a 3-1 Millar lead.
The second half featured strong play from both teams with Briercrest dictating the play for much of the second half. Neither team was able to get a goal in the second half and the game ended with a 3-1 victory for Millar.