2022.05.22 Caps Girls Elite v Victoria_hr_056

Big effort keeps the 'Caps at the top

LANGLEY, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite earned a huge 2-1 win against League1 BC side Unity FC at Chase Office Field this Wednesday evening. The result keeps them at the top of the table heading into their final three regular season matches.

The first half started with both squads controlling the tempo in their midfield early on in the match.

As the minutes went by, the young ‘Caps pressed on in the final third looking for options and occasions, with Sienna Gibson crossing in a corner to forward Sierra Bergen, whose header then flew just over the netting in the 32nd minute.

In the 41st minute of the match, Unity FC’s Kathryn Harvey's turn around dribble saw her drive inside the box, as her quick short pass found Sophie Crowther from close range, with her strike brushing off the netting.

With the second half kicking off, the home side had multiple rebound chances inside their area, as ‘Caps goalkeeper Leah Parsons followed up with a strong double save to keep the score blank in the 52nd minute.

As the ‘Caps defensively cleared off the opportunity, substitute Joy Kimwemwe responded by heading off on a counter attack. The winger went on to dribble past goalkeeper Hannah Miller, as her strike then found the back of the net in the 54th minute of the match.

With the half progressing, the Blue & White continued to press in their attacking third, as Anna Hauer’s short pass connected to Ashley Roberts in the 60th minute. Roberts then struck the ball into the net to extend her squad’s lead.

Unity FC responded quickly on their own as Tristan Corneil’s long range free kick chip curled into the top of the cage in the 64th minute as she cut the lead in half, as the home side pushed on later in the match.

Off a counter attack in the late stages of the game, Kimwewe found herself in the penalty area as her shot went wide of the net in the 86th minute.

With her side looking to close things down, the final whistle blew at Chase Office Field. The 'Caps now prepare for a massive top of the table home clash against Varsity FC on Sunday, July 10 at Ken Woods Field.

MATCH DETAILS

Scoring Summary
54’ – VAN – Joy Kimwemwe
60’ – VAN – Ashley Roberts (Anna Hauer)
64’ – UNI – Tristan Corneil

Cautions
None

Unity FC
33.Hannah Miller; 20.Taylor Morris (7.Mikayla Tupper 72’), 4.Elizabeth Hicks ©, 3.Tristan Corneil, 2.Karlee Pedersen (18.Jane Mackinnon 62’); 23.Teresa Hicks (9.Seina Kashima HT), 10.Breanne Weflen (11.Danielle Cooper HT), 24.Amy Gartke; 15.Sophie Crowther, 17.Charity Field (13.Nikki Virk 62’), 25.Kathryn Harvey

Substitutes not used
1.Priya Sandhu

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
22.Leah Parsons; 20.Iba Oching, 5.Clare Logan ©, 7.Nyema Ingleton; 18.Jaime Perrault (34.Ireolowu Omotayo 74’), 21.Jeneva Hernandez Gray (11.Noelle Sather 90’), 13.Anna Hauer, 31.Emily Wong,16.Sienna Gibson (19.Joy Kimwemwe 33’); 27.Ashley Roberts, 24.Sierra Bergen (9.Kierra Blundell 65’)

Substitutes not used
30.Sierra Gallant, 17.Emma Yee, 33.Keira Martin

'Caps stay in contention with huge win

LANGLEY, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC BMO U-19 Academy earned a 1-0 victory against League1 BC side Unity FC at Chase Office Field this Wednesday evening.

The first half saw the ‘Caps settling into the match with a chance created by Luke Norman, as his strike rolled towards the bottom left corner, trickling past the net in the 25th minute of the match.

As the match progressed, the Blue & White would open the scoring as Deylen Vellios’s cross found Joven Mann in the box. The midfielder’s header was then thumped into the back of the net in the 38th minute of the match, giving his squad a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.

The second half began with Unity FC’s Sidrit Vukaj making a cut move inside right on the edge of the box, only to see his shot from distance fly past the cage in the 56th minute.

With the home side continuing to push on while hunting for the equalizer, Unity FC midfielder Joey Seo won the ball back, which bounced its way to his teammate Marcus Tjernagel. A curled effort was then turned away and handled by ‘Caps goalkeeper Marshall Herald in the 72nd minute.

In the 82nd minute, Tjernagel’s strong volley struck off the crossbar as the home team was close to level the match once again.

Despite Unity FC’s late push to draw the game even and share the points, the young ‘Caps fended off all opportunities valiantly as the final whistle blew.

MATCH DETAILS

Scoring Summary
38’ – VAN – Joven Mann (Deylen Vellios)

Cautions
81’ – VAN – Alesandro Comita

Unity FC
1.Sebastian Colyn; 2.Ryan Donald (22.Francis Powell 73’), 19.Ellie Gindo ©, 5.Aidan LaBreche, 3.Nikolas Papakyriakopoulos; 18.Brendon Torresan; 21.Luca Alberti (16.Thomas Powell 63’), 6.Joey Seo, 24.Xander Roxburgh (13.Marcus Tjernagel 63’) , 7.Sidrit Vukaj (11.Jehmrode Kahlon 63’); 9.Soren Di Sabatino

Substitutes not used
30.David Hicks

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
80.Marshall Herald; 69.Rohin Kapila (88.Alesandro Comita HT), 71.Josh Tome, 72.Eric Lajeunesse; 36.Deylen Vellios ©, 77.Joven Mann, 82.Brennen Fuerst (59.Jordan McKinty 88’), 34.Jaden Manetta; 96.Luke Norman (85.Sydney Wathuta 90’), 64.Tomás Peña (97.Asvin Chauhan 68’); 79.Chris Album (94.Yayo Mutombo 84’)

Substitutes not used
89.Shaya Zarjampour