Douglas Royals 1
VIU Mariners 0
In a game that went back and forth and saw each team get their chances, the Royals escaped VIU with a 1-0 shutout victory.
The lone goal was scored in the 48th minute by Amanda Hila her first of the season as she tucked it in behind keeper Melanie Osborne.
The Mariners pushed for the equalizer in the late stages of the contest but Royals’ keeper Elisha Machado stood tall and slammed the door. When the dust settled she had made seven saves and earned the shutout.
Capilano Blues 2
Langara Falcons 0
The Blues used a pair of first half goals and a strong defensive game to shutout the Falcons on Saturday afternoon in their home opener.
Aynsley Hurtado put the Blues in front in the 14th minute for her first of the season, a goal that would stand-up as the game winner. Just prior to halftime Taylor Colby added some insurance in the 41st minute to give the Blues a two-goal advantage.
Defensively the Blues were solid and didn’t allow the Falcons to generate any offensive chances as Sabrina Lam earned the clean sheet.
Capilano Blues 5
VIU Mariners 2
The Blues exploded on Sunday following their shutout on Saturday. The offence scored five unanswered goals before the Mariners finally broke a second shutout bid in the second half.
Claire Ye led the Blues with a pair of goals, scoring the first and fifth markers for her club. She got the Blues going scoring the opening goal in the sixth minute, then ended the scoring in the 55th minute. In between the Blues scored three more times in the first half getting goals from Jessika Thaler (23rd), Taylor Colby (29th) and Mya Fraser (39th), each scoring their first of the season.
The Mariners finally solved the Blues defence when Sydney Kelly scored her second of the season in the 59th minute. Then in the 68th minute Kate Reynolds added one more for the home side, but that’s as close as they would come.
Douglas Royals 3
Langara Falcons 0
The Royals offence came out with great energy on Sunday and peppered the Falcons keeper to the tune of 15 shots on goal. They broke through in the 32nd minute when Alyssa Green scored what would hold up as the game winner. Six minutes later Taylor Spong scored to put the home team up by a pair and then just before halftime the Royals struck again when Kelly Miada tallied her first of the season extending the lead to three.
In her first start of the season Tess Venables earned the Royals second consecutive shutout making three saves.