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JDF-48 Cruises over Sooke, 6-2


JDF-48 Cruises over Sooke, 6-2
January 17, 2018
8:00 PM
Sooke Turf

1st Half
On Sooke’s beautiful, large, new turf field with great lighting, JDF48s took it to the Sooke youngsters (several guys under 48?) with a 6-2 win.  We opened up the scoring with a nice slotted assist from Mirek to Joel who skirted around their goalie to tap it in.  Not too long after, Rob gave a nice lob pass down the line, and Joel ran it to the goal dishing off to Ric who finished easily.  Things began to get a little heated nearing the end of the half as Sooke turned up the pressure both in their attempted attacks and in their hacking.  The ref didn’t seem to see various fouls and players got slightly animated.  Fortunately our halftime pep talk did have a calming effect, and we went out with clearer heads into the second half. 

2nd Half
We picked up an early goal to make it 3-0 when Ric followed in nicely to finish off another dish-off pass.  Then we managed to score on ourselves off a misjudgement on one of their corner kicks, bringing it to 3-1.  We kept a good buffer, though, when Ric scored his third with a low shot through traffic into the side net, 4-1.  But then again, Sooke responded to close the gap to 4-2 when they took a long, looping shot that we thought Brian would easily clear, but somehow he only nicked the ball in grand swing-and-miss form, then watched it slide into the corner of our net.  To add “injury to insult” Brian managed to strain his MCL in the process.  Nevertheless, Ric took it upon himself to keep our three-goal buffer shortly thereafter to score his fourth goal of the night.  We finished the game with a beautiful pass to Ping, who slid his shot through the defense and their goalie into the side netting, finishing the night with a 6-2 easy victory.  Well-played boys!

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