It was a lousy day for soccer, but the Vanier Spirits weren’t complaining much. The girls in red beat up on the Caronport Cougars 10-0 Tuesday on a frosty and windy Sunningdale pitch.
Vanier’s Kehlsie Crone takes off with the ball Tuesday as Caronport’s Jenna Harrison gives chase. Taylor Lambert photograph
Both teams dressed in pants, toques and gloves, and the few parents that stayed to watch huddled under blankets in the miserable weather.
But Molly Cox, Kaitlin Thiessen and Kehlsie Crone each scored twice in the rout that had the Vanier girls in good spirits despite the cold.
“Considering the conditions, they played well,” said Vanier assistant coach Greg Cox. There was no problem maintaining mental focus in the game, despite playing a far weaker opponent in lousy weather in the last match of the regular season.
“Not with this group. They’re having fun all the time. They’re loud, they’re supportive, and today you could see it,” said Cox. “They all hung in, they were all cheering.”
Alex Kowalski, Linnea Smith, Carmen Fielding, Allison Gerhart and Kim Osemlak also scored for Vanier.