Kelowna United Football Club
2017 Results – April 22nd – 23rd

Sunday, April 23, 2017
KU U12 Boys Cobras (Dryden) vs KU U12 Boys (Wight)

The setting for the game between two teams that know each other so well was almost as beautiful as the scenic drive down to Penticton. The Cobras started at a fast pace and settled well into their game, playing smart with precise passes that led to several chances on goal.  The Cobras played with purpose and tried to get the ball out to their wingers quickly and when they did, it led to good scoring opportunities and went in at the half with a solid lead. However, KU W came back stronger in the second half to make the finish a bit nervy for the Cobras who were delighted to hear the final whistle and congratulate the opposition on a game well fought.

Pic #1:  Elijah Dryden; Pic #2: Duncan Blackburn; Pic #3: Nathan deWynter, Elijah Dryden, Alex Dye & Lynden Infanti

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Kelowna United U12 Girls Hot Shots (Bigattini) vs Shuswap U12 Girls

The game began very even as the girls battled possession over the ball. A minute and a half into the game Raquel Roosdahl strategically placed the ball into the back of the Shuswap net after receiving a long lead pass off a goal kick from Sofia Bigattini.  KU set the tone for the game and battled hard to keep Shuswap from scoring.  About five minutes left in the first half, Mykayla Zukowski ran the ball down the field and just as she reached the retreat line, waited for the right moment to send one deep into the back of the Shuswap net scoring the last goal of the game giving Kelowna United Hot Shots a win over Shuswap.  Keepers Sofia Bigattini and Moira Pritchard, as well as defenders Ashtyn Clarke, Rylee Gordon, Ava Sowinski and Daisy Janes played key roles in maintaining the shut out.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Kelowna United U13 Girls Storm (Watson) – 1      Kamloops Blaze U13 Girls – 2

Kamloops scored the first goal in the first half, with KU 13 responding with a goal by Kaedence Mollin on a direct foul shot on goal. In the second half, Kamloops scored another goal bringing the score to its 2-1 conclusion. It was a hard-fought game with KU having only one spare.         

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Game 1:  Kelowna United U13 Boys V (Yann) – 1       Revelstoke U13 Boys 1

KU V U13 boys played against Revelstoke on Saturday. Both teams kept the ball moving with Revelstoke scoring 23 min. into the game.  After half time, Kelowna had a shift in their game and successfully tied the game late into the second half with a cross from Mickey Krause to Alec Miller, who scored the equalizer, ending the game in a 1-1 tie.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Game 2:  KU U13 Boys V (Yann) – 0       KU/Junior Heat U13 Boys  3

On Sunday the KU V boys faced the KU Heat team in a hard-fought game, with the Heat dominating in ball possession and putting on a lot of pressure which resulted in the Heat scoring 13 minutes into the game. Kelowna had great chances with counter attacks, but were unable to find the back of the net. Just before half-time, the Heat team scored their second goal off a penalty kick. In the second half, the KU V boys stood their own with scoring opportunities, but were unfortunate when the Heat boys shot past another goal, resulting in a 3-0 loss.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
KU/Junior Heat U13 Girls – 3       Shuswap U13 Girls  1

The KU/Junior Heat U13 Girls came from behind to defeat the Shuswap team 3-1 in Salmon Arm on Sunday.  Shuswap took an early lead on a corner kick, and the Junior Heat team fought through the first half with a number of chances, but went into half time down 1-0.  In the second half, their dominance in possession paid off with a tying goal in the 46th minute.  Teghan McCormick found some space on the right side and played a cross in to Tatum Grundy, who finished from in close. The Junior Heat kept pressing and were rewarded with another goal 3 minutes later when Olivia Lawrie took a shot from the distance that eluded the Shuswap keeper.  Teghan McCormick added an insurance goal in the last minute to cap a come from behind victory for the Junior Heat team.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
KU/Junior Heat U14 Boys – 4      Kelowna United U14 Boys – 0

The Junior Heat U14 boys defeated Kelowna United with goals from Aaron Brears, Carson Martin (x 2), Franco Syrnyk, & Zach shields with Kaden Kiewitz earning a shut-out for the Heat.  Prior to the commencement of the regular season, the Heat have successfully competed in tournaments in Seattle and Vancouver.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
KU/Junior Heat U15 Boys – 2      Kelowna United U15 Boys – 2

The U15 boys KU and Jr Heat teams met this weekend with Kelowna United opening the scoring on a PK early in the first half by Gavin Lawlor.  Junior Heat equalized quickly with a goal by Justin Matte.  The second half opened with a goal by the Kelowna United boys scored by Nathan Gilbert.  Justin Matte scored again and the game finished 2-2.

Pic #1: Kale Mistal (KU),  Justin Matte (JH) ; Pic #2:  Lee Arneson (KU), Ethan Cowan (JH), Cole McEwan (KU), Derek Brunton (JH), Adam Love (KU); Pic #3: Noah Kroeker (KU) , Lee Arnesen (KU), Ethan Kersche (JH); Pic #4: Jordan Thorsen (JH)

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Kelowna United U15 Girls (Greenhough) – 1       Penticton U15 Girls  2

When the KU U-15 girls (Team Greenhough) met the Penticton Pinnacles in the pre-season, they won the game with a convincing 4-1 score.  However, in this first meeting of the regular season, Penticton beat Kelowna 2 -1 in a physical and highly spirited battle.

Both teams were fairly evenly matched during the first half but Penticton had most of the high quality scoring chances. In spite of this, at the half, the score was still 0-0.

Two minutes into the second half, Penticton was awarded a penalty shot. The shot went in, but the ref called for a re-kick. Kelowna keeper, Tayshja Clark made a brilliant save on the powerful second shot.

Kelowna got on the scoreboard first 5 minutes into the second half when Lindsay Goett made a nice lead pass to Kayley Krivoshein who pounded a hard shot just out of reach of the Penticton keeper.

The game got very physical in the second half and Penticton was awarded a penalty shot 16 minutes into the second half when Tayshja Clark hit a Penticton player’s foot while making a big save. Unfortunately, the penalty shot just eluded her.

There was a lot of excitement in the second half with Kelowna almost taking the lead on several corner kicks.

Penticton took the lead 32 minutes into the second half when they split the defense with a long lead pass and the Penticton player found the back of the net.

A great rivalry seems to be developing between Penticton and Kelowna so we look forward to more fast paced and physical games between these two teams.

In their next game, Team Greenhough takes on the other KU U-15 team (Team Manning).

Pic #1: Kayley Krivoshein; Pic #2:  Makenna Banser, Sophia Millikin; Pic #3: Tayshja Clark diving for the ball

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Kelowna United U18 Boys – 0        Kamloops Blaze U18 Boys  1

The KU Boys started strong maintaining possession the majority of the game with mutliple opportunities to score.   Kamloops blazers scored in the second half followed with a goal by Connor Sandrin of KU which was called off. Final score Kamloops 1-0.