Total Soccer, Adorna score Yukon titles

Total Soccer Consulting grabbed the U15 title through a shootout, while Adorna Landscaping captured U13 with a five-goal shutout at the Yukon Soccer 2013 Outdoor Championships at F.H. Collins Secondary on Sunday.

The U15 and U13 Yukon soccer titles were decided by two very different scores over the weekend.

Total Soccer Consulting grabbed the U15 title through a shootout, while Adorna Landscaping captured U13 with a five-goal shutout at the Yukon Soccer 2013 Outdoor Championships at F.H. Collins Secondary on Sunday.

Total Soccer won the U15 title with a 3-2 shootout win over Dirkbuilt Contracting.

Hard-fought, close games marked the entire championship for his team, said Total Soccer coach Derek Parker.

“A lot of tight games,” he said, describing the weekend. “A lot of it came down to who won the 50-50s, who had that little extra heart at the end of the game. Four teams – we had to play well against each of them.”

Total Soccer, who went undefeated in the tournament, twice overcame one-goal deficits with tying goals from Malcolm Muir and Malorie Hanson in the final.

“I think it was our defensive game that kept us in there,” said Parker. “And we had momentary surges. Our strategy was to hold defence and take our chances on a few breaks. Those kicks were the lucky ones that put us ahead.”

After two scoreless, five-minute overtimes, even the shootout was a close one with seven shooters from each team needed to break the stalemate.

Finally, Michael Kishchuk scored the game-winner in the shootout after his goalkeeper Matthew Ng made a save on the previous shooter.

Logan Harris and Tyler Milton scored for Dirkbuilt during regulation.

“The kids were playing hard,” said Dirkbuilt coach Eric Schroff. “We had a great tournament weekend and everyone is a little bit tired. So some of the guys, like Logan, were playing hurt but gritted it out.

“These two teams have been evenly matched all season and to have it come down to a shootout is how it should end.”

Yukon Pump took the U15 bronze with a 5-2 win over Take 5 Massage.

Luka van Randen had a hat trick while Yukon Pump teammates Mikaela Ponsioen and Sierra Link each contributed individual goals.

Line Jensen and Skyler Bryant scored for Take 5 Massage.

The Adorna Landscaping Tigers clawed out a 5-0 shutout over Dawson City’s Ryan-Wood Exploration in the U13 final to end the tournament undefeated.

“Everyone pulled it together this game and we really ended it as a team,” said Adorna coach Megan Lanigan. “Everyone complemented everyone on the field and it was great.”

Daniel Kim scored twice for the Tigers and teammates Ethan Vanderkley, Jamie Phillips-Freedman and Aaron Rich also found the back of the net.

Logan Kruse got the shutout in net for Adorna.

“Everyone is an MVP for this game,” said Lanigan. “Everyone did excellent this game.

“The defending line-up was awesome and they complemented the mid-field, who got it to the strikers. Everyone worked so well together. I couldn’t be prouder.”

Though the Tigers got the shutout, it was never an easy match for them. The Dawson team never stopped applying pressure in the hunt for a goal.

“I’m really proud of these kids, they did really well,” said Dawson coach Irwin Gaw. “This is the only team we lost against. We lost against them twice.

“But to come down from Dawson and win silver is very good.”

The Dawson squad advanced to the final with a 2-1 shootout win over Envirolube with Austin Franks scoring the game-winner.

Envirolube took the bronze with a 4-3 win over All Terrane Exploration.

Bryce Anderson, Evyn Dinn and Tyra Jones scored for Envirolube in regulation.

All Terrane’s Simon Kishchuk had two regulation goals and teammate Ava Cairns-Locke had one.

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