U13 PL Girls Win Provincials!

The Coastal U13 girls topped off an impressive season with victory in the Provincial Cup final on Sunday, beating rivals Surrey United 3-1.

Coastal and Surrey finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the league so it was fitting that these two teams duked it out for the Provincial Cup.

U13 Girls

Coastal came out strong and dominated the early stages forcing a couple of early corners that Surrey defended well.

However, the deadlock was broken in the 8th minute when Coastal midfielder Raya Athwal found a yard of space at the top of the box and drilled the ball home past the helpless Surrey goalkeeper at the near post.

Strong first half performances from Jaymie Caldwell and Amy Clarke kept Surrey United at bay as the teams went into the half time break at 1-0.

Coastal coach Mark Pennington made some personnel and tactical changes at half time which had the desired effect with Coastal coming out on the front foot creating several chances early in the second period. Coastal forward and game MVP, Laurel Judson, was a threat all afternoon and she set up substitute Gianna Testini who expertly slotted home to make it 2-0. Gianna was at it again just a few minutes later converting Emma Falk’s cross to put the game out of reach at 3-0.

Surrey did pull a goal back near the end with a superbly taken strike from Mikayla Tupper, but it was too little too late as the league champions made it a double winning season securing the Provincial Championship too.

U13 PL Girls Win Provincials!