Peacock splits soccer openers

Matthew Gourlie
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The Peacock Tornadoes had a great opening to the high school soccer season.

A second game on the same day proved to be too much for the Tornadoes however.

Peacock opened the season with a 4-0 win over Estevan and followed that with a 7-2 loss to Weyburn.

In other opening day action Cassidy Andres’ hat trick led Swift Current to a 3-0 win over Weyburn in a rematch of last year’s city final. Swift Current also beat Estevan 14-1.

The Tornadoes had two practices before they opened the season Saturday and fatigue definitely weighed on them by the end of the day.

“You could just see the gas light come on,” said Tornadoes coach Sandi Hutchinson. “It was a fast start. We had two tryouts, we practiced Thursday and then had a short practice Friday. Playing two games back-to-back, that’s a lot of soccer to play.

“They were hurting. They didn’t give up. They had a great attitude. They didn’t give up, but you could see they ran out of gas.”

Tornadoes 4 Elecs 0

Grade 9s Taylor Schlamp and Kara Enns both scored for the Tornadoes who also got goals from Miranda Staples and Paige Lister.

Malysha Johnstone played most of the game in goal, but split the shutout with Stacee Greensides.

“It was nice to see two Grade 9s score some goals,” said Hutchinson. “The first game we played really well. We were putting passes together. It looks like we have a soccer team.”

Eagles 7 Tornadoes 2

Enns and Lister scored for the Tornadoes.

Sabrina Mainil scored three goals for Weyburn, Megan Johnson had two and Meagan McLeod and Fallon Goeb also scored.

The Tornadoes — who have 15 players on their roster — played the last 15 minutes of the game with 10 players as injuries and exhaustion began to take its toll.

The Eagles took a 3-0 lead, but the Tornadoes struck back twice to get to within a goal, but didn’t have the legs to complete a comeback.

In the other game of the day, Santana Gowan four goals, Kirstie Klevgaard hat trick and Jade Addai also scored twice in the Ardens 14-1 win over Estevan. It was all three Grade 9 players’ first career goals.

Andres also scored to extend her Moose Jaw High School Soccer League scoring record to 62 career goals.

Tara Kirkpatrick, Kelsey Therrien, Emilie Erlandson, and Jessica Driver also scored once each for the Ardens.

Tiana Whitman replied for Estevan.

Organizations: Moose Jaw High School Soccer League

Geographic location: Swift Current, Weyburn

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