Building blocks in place for years to come
Jayme Hoffman, centre, of the Moose Jaw Storm tries to beat Brynn Korol, left, and Brynn Nash, right, of the Saskatoon Contacts during a Saskatchewan Premier Soccer League game in July. Hoffman provided the Storm with four goals in the final two games of the season in Regina over the weekend. Times-Herald photo by Matthew Gourlie
The season ended on a satisfying note for the Moose Jaw U14 girls Storm soccer team. After going winless through 11 games, the Storm won their final game on Saturday to close out the season.
“It was a fantastic way to end the season,” stated coach Jason Jones. “We couldn’t have drew it up any better for a nice finish to the season.”
It was a growing season for this team and the players and although it was difficult for some of them to see the growth being made, Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Unidad Regina made all the hard work worth it.
“They played some competitive games down the stretch against teams that have been together for a much longer time than them,” he stated. “I think for the people involved…the players, the coaches, I think they felt very satisfied. It was a really good way to end the season. It does validate a lot of the things we’ve been working on during the season.”
Kara Enns, Jayme Hoffman and Allison Billy provided the offence on Saturday’s finale in Regina. On Friday evening, Hoffman scored two goals in a 3-2 loss to QCT United.
“I think we knew in some of the games that we were in over our heads against some teams and we were honest and upfront with the girls,” he said. “When we came to the teams that we knew we could compete with, it came to fruition for them. The coaching staff that were with the team every day is very happy with how the season went.”
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