Kelowna United Football Club
2017 Results – May 27th – 28th

Sunday, May 28, 2017
KU U13 Boys Warriors (Yann) – 1       Revelstoke U13 Boys – 1

On Sunday, the Warriors travelled to Revelstoke. This was an even match, with the Warriors having good ball possession. Great passing kept the ball mainly in the Revelstoke half. Towards half time, Revelstoke took a chance with a distance shot and the ball went into the Kelowna net right underneath the crossbar. In the second half, the ball was played evenly between both teams. The Warriors scoring chance came when Mikey Krause snagged the ball by a misunderstanding between the Revelstoke defender and goalkeeper and booted the ball in net. The Warriors had several more scoring chances, but the game resulted in a draw.

Saturday, May 27, 2017
KU U13 Boys (Arruda) – 1      Kamloops U13 Boys D – 1 

Kelowna United U13 Boys Team Arruda were surprised by a quick goal from Kamloops but responded quickly by maintaining pressure and ball possession for the 1st half.  During the 2nd half, Kelowna attacked Kamloops and Ethan Warnes scored the goal to tie the game!  Kelowna’s defense stayed strong while they continued to attack Kamloops with more shots on net but were denied any further goals.  Game ended as a tie 1-1. 

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Game 1: KU/Junior Heat U13 Girls – 3      Kamloops U13 Girls L – 1

The Junior Heat U13 girls had a successful weekend with wins against Kamloops L and Vernon United.   Saturday morning saw the Jr. Heat finish with a 3-1 win against Kamloops L U13 girls.  The first goal scored early in the game by Sydney Sowerby off a well-planned pass by Olivia Lawrie.   The second goal was a powerful penalty kick by Shae Taylor.  In the second half Olivia scored late in the game off a corner kick by Shae.  

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Game 2:  KU/Junior Heat U13 Girls – 1      Vernon U13 Girls – 0

Sunday afternoon saw temperatures of 30 degrees in Vernon and the U13 Jr. Heat girls ended the 1st half with a 0-0 tie when Tatum Grundy saw an opportunity to pass back to Piper Guidi in the crease and Piper scored bringing it to a 1-0 win at game end. 

Pic #1: Anna Hopley with Ava Craig in background; Pic #2: Tatum Grundy; Pic #3: Shannon Rowe; Pic #4: Tatum Grundy with Paige Keeley and Eden Watson watching on

Sunday, May 28, 2017
KU/Junior Heat U15 Boys – 7        Vernon United U15 Boys  – 0

The third meeting of the U15 Junior Heat Boys and the Vernon United boys ended with the same result as the first two Games.  The Junior Heat Boys scored 7 unanswered goals with the clean sheet shared between keepers Jordan Thorsen and Brennan Martin.   Patrick Donovan and Chris West scored two goals each, with Ethan Cowan, Dheven Singh and Justin Matte scoring one a piece. 

Pic #1: Nick Haydu; Pic #2: Ethan Cowan; Pic #3: Chris West; Pic #4: Austin King

Sunday, May 28, 2017
KU U15 Boys – 3        Kamloops U15 Boys  – 1

KU won with a score of 3-1.  2 of those goals were scored by Nathan Gilbert, with the other goal scored by Lee Arnasen.

Pic #1 & 2:  Nathan Gilbert

Sunday, May 28, 2017
KU U15 Girls (Greenhough)   – 1      Kamloops Blaze U13 Girls – 2

The KU U-15 (Greenhough) girls were in Kamloops again this weekend for their last regular season game against the Blaze. The Kamloops girls were on fire and defeated Kelowna 2-1.

Just like in their first meeting of the season, Kelowna scored first when Ashlyn Eisenkrein scored 25 minutes into the first half. She carried the ball up the right side and took a shot that sailed over the keeper’s outstretched hands from a sharp angle. Tayshja Clark made a miraculous save on a Kamloops breakaway a few minutes later to keep the Kelowna lead.  Kamloops tied the game at 33 minutes.

When the teams came out for the second half, the Kelowna players were noticeably tired. Kamloops almost took the lead after a direct free kick was awarded for a hand ball. After being headed back and forth several times in front of the net, Kelowna was finally able to clear it. However, Kamloops took the lead a few minutes later after they loaded up the KU defensive zone and a Kamloops player was able to roll the ball into the net.