Gurman Sangha

Roberts, Ahern, power through for 2-1 'Caps win

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC continued their League1 BC women's campaign with a 2-1 victory against Altitude FC on Kinsmen Field this Sunday afternoon.

The 'Caps started the first half by opening the scoring early on. After some footwork done on the left side of the midfield from Jeneva Hernandez Gray, her pass found Ashley Roberts inside the box, with her strike making it 1-0 inside the 12th minute of the match.

As the first half progressed, Whitecaps FC would double their lead after team captain Olivia Ahern put in a ball on the right side of the field which found the back of the net in the 28th minute.

The second half would start with an opportunity from Altitude FC, as winger Alexandra Hughes-Goyette found herself on a one on one situation, but her shot went wide off the far post in the 47th minute.

Moments later, the Blue & White found an opportunity in the final third, as Altitude FC goalkeeper Kelsey Fisher made a strong save off a Sienna Gibson chance in the 53rd minute.

The 'Caps continued to push as they built off a quick counter attack later on. Anna Hauer's ball struck the crossbar, nearly cushioning her squad's lead in the 66th minute.

In the 71st minute Altitude FC cut the deficit to 2-1 on a goal from Hughes-Goyette.

The home side looked to find the equalizer in the late stages, but the young 'Caps resilient defence fended off opportunities as the final whistle blew.

MATCH DETAILS

Referee: Seyed-Mohamad Mohsein

Scoring Summary
12' – VAN – Ashley Roberts (Jeneva Hernandez Gray)
28' – VAN – Olivia Ahern
71' – ALT – Alexandra Hughes-Goyette

Cautions
20' – ALT – Sophie Burgoyne
70' – VAN – Andrea Kraetzer

Altitude FC
1.Kelsey Fisher, 3.Alanah Dulong, 4.Lauren Grey, 12.Sophie Burgoyne (5.Holly Ruffalls 79'), 22.Tess Vande Vegte; 8.Samantha Kell © (6.Aynsley Hurtado 29'); 9. Catrina Olstrom, 11. Alexandra Hughes-Goyette, 17.Clara Slate-Liu, 19. Maya Morrell (13.Emily Nakajima 64'); 25.Tess Vande Vegte (18.Salina Ali 89')

Substitutes not used
30.Sarah Loewen, 10.Anelise Karakostas, 20.Andy Gillis

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1.Bella Lister; 20.Iba Oching (2.Megin Turi 64'), 3.Andrea Kraetzer, 5.Clare Logan, 14.Ava Wright; 4.Olivia Ahern ©, 15.Izzy Monck; 18.Jamie Perrault (19.Joy Kimwemwe 68'), 21.Jeneva Hernandez Gray (13.Anna Hauer HT), 27.Ashley Roberts; 9.Kierra Blundell (16.Sienna Gibson HT)

Substitutes not used
30.Sierra Gallant, 7.Nyema Ingleton, 24.Sierra Bergen

Sangha hat-trick propels 'Caps to 3-0 win

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC finished the second match of their League1 BC men's season finding their first victory with a 3-0 result against Altitude FC on Kinsmen Field.

The first half started quickly for the young 'Caps, as Gurman Sangha's solo effort led to him cutting the ball inside the box, his strike then found the back of the net in the second minute of the match.

Altitude FC forward Massud Habibullah found an opportunity moments later in the eighth minute of the match, as his shot was strongly held off by 'Caps goalkeeper Marshall Herald.

Moments later, the 'Caps had a quick counter attack build up on the left side of the field, as Eric Kim's ball found Sangha, and the forward picking up a brace in the 11th minute of the match.

Right before halftime, Altitude FC had a strong opportunity, with forward Sairoob Sairoob connecting a pass to Mladen Ljumovic, his shot struck the right post in the 42nd minute.

The second half started with end to end action and both sides shared their moments in the final third.

The home side looked to find their first goal of the match, as Rafael De Oliveira's free kick opportunity found fullback Brandon Bangambee, who's header went wide in the 74th minute.

As the match progressed, the 'Caps were awarded a penalty kick as Sangha was taken down inside the box. The forward converted from the spot and completed his hat trick in the 83rd minute of the match.

MATCH DETAILS

Referee: David Schmidt-Schweda

Scoring Summary
2' – VAN – Gurman Sangha (Eric Kim)
11' – VAN – Gurman Sangha
83' – VAN – Gurman Sangha (penalty kick)

Cautions
6' – ALT – Luca Ortu
25' – ALT – Massud Habibullah
30' – ALT – Nathan Walters
56' – ALT – Brandon Bangambee
75' – VAN – Eric Lajeunesse

Ejection
92' – ALT – Brandon Bangambee

Altitude FC
88.Luca Ortu; 2.Brandon Bangambee, 5.Tiegen Kyle (14.Athos De Siquiera 35'), 22.Nathan Walters, 3.Wizaso Chavula; 12.Tyler Dhillon, 17.Mladen Ljumovic, 10. Anastazi Ahayo (11.Rafael De Oliveira 53'), 15.Declan Fremont; 7.Sairoob Sairoob (9.Elliott Riches 53'), 23.Massud Habibullah (33.Connor Hidebrant 53')

Substitutes not used
1.Aidan Bain, 20.Manolo Aguilar

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
80.Marshall Herald; 71.Josh Tome (78.Will Antoniuk 67'), 89.Shaya Zarjampour, 72.Eric Lajeunesse; 63.Juliano Campdelli (88.Alesandro Comita 59'), 69.Robin Kapila, 82.Brennen Fuerst© (65.Keishean Francois 72') , 93.Eric Kim; 64.Tomás Peña (94. Yayo Mutombo 59'), 96.Luke Norman; 42.Gurman Sangha (81.Nikos Clarke-Toscak 86’)

Substitutes not used
95.Matheus De Souza, 59.Jordan McKinty

Up next

Whitecaps FC are back home in League1 BC action this coming Wednesday, June 1 when they take on Unity FC at UBC's Ken Woods Field. Kickoff for the women's match is at 6 p.m. PT, and the men's match at 8:30 p.m. PT. Find the full season schedule HERE.