Peninsula Co-op Highlanders women suffer first loss of season
May 21, 2013 - By James Nielsen
The Peninsula Co-op Highlanders suffered the first defeat of
their young Pacific Coast Soccer League season Monday afternoon.
Losing 4-0 to a Whitecaps squad that capitalized on a slow opening
half for the Highlanders.
“Our first half was poor,” said Head Coach Dave Dew. “We didn’t come to compete.”
Vancouver’s Summer Clarke, the leagues leading scorer, netted three in Sunday’s contest.
“She (Clarke) is definitely the heir apparent to Christina Sinclair,” said Dew. “ She strikes the ball very accurately from a distance, from outside the box and with her left foot.”
The second half of the game was much more encouraging from a Highlanders perspective as substitutes Kristen Livingstone, Abby Rhaymer, Maryse Reichgeld, Emily Stenerson and Sam Lee all made a positive impact on the Highlanders game. With two games next weekend against the Okanagan FC and the Kamloops Heat, Dew will be looking to refocus his group for the back-to-back matchups.