U13 Selects hit by an Avalanche from Sandpoint
A trip to the finals was quickly put on hold as the Nelson Selects lost 2-0 to the host Avalanche in the U13 Girl’s Division at the Strikers Pend Oreille Cup Sunday in Sandpoint, Idaho.
The loss in the semi final eliminated them Selects from further play in the nine-team tournament.
“We felt that many of the girl’s played some of their best soccer they have played all season,” said the coaching staff of Pat Perkins and Mike Gerun.
Nelson opened the tourney Saturday scoring a 1-0 victory over another Sandpoint squad. Hailee Gerun scored the only goal Nelson would need.
The Selects kept the streak going with a 2-0 win over Missoula Strikers. Darian Voisard scored twice to lead Nelson to the victory.
Sunday Nelson advanced to the top of the table, finishing with a 2-0-1 record, with a 1-1 draw against Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Hailee Gerun scored the lone goal for Nelson. But that draw was enough to give the Selects top spot in the division and a date against the Avs.
The coaching staff was pleased with the play of defenders Abby Bouchier-Willans, Tara Yowek, Jena Wheeldon and Naomi Perkins.
The fourth-place result concludes the season for the U13 Selects.