U17 United Girls win Provincials on home turf

The Swift Current United U17 Girls won Provincials at home in a shootout on July 7, 2019. STEVEN MAH/SOUTHWEST BOOSTER

Swift Current was the site of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association SaskTel Soccer 4 Life Provincial Championships over the weekend when a total of 22 teams were in action, including three Swift Current United Soccer Club sides.

The U17 Girls led the host club with a gold medal performance as they defeated Prince Albert Celtic 1-0 in a shootout to improve on a silver medal showing in 2018. Swift Current scored on all four shootout attempts, while goalkeeper Jasmine Temoshawsky stopped two of five Celtic attempts during a controversial shootout that saw Prince Albert retake three of their attempts.

Jasmine Temoshawsky

The U17 girls had finished second in the round robin with a 1-1 draw against the Weyburn Red Devils on Friday, a 3-1 win over Regina FCR, and a 0-0 draw against Prince Albert on Saturday.

United midfielder/striker McKenna Richelhoff was named the tournament Most Valuable Player.

The U19 United Girls were on the other end of a shootout in the championship match as they lost 2-1 to Saskatoon’s Aurora Majestics on Sunday to settle for silver.

The host Swift Current U19 United Girls won silver at Provincials.

The U19 Girls were also second in the round robin with a 2-1 record. They defeated Moose Jaw 8-0, lost 2-1 to Aurora, and downed Yorkton United FC 5-0.

Swift Current’s Lauryn Hayes was named the U19 tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

The U15 United Boys made a playoff appearance in their six-team tournament. They opened the round robin on Friday with a 2-2 draw against Prince Albert Celtic.

The U15 Boys lost their second match 2-0 to Meridian FC on Saturday morning, but recovered to defeated Yorkton United FC 1-0 to earn fourth spot and a semi-final spot.

They faced Meridian FC in the semi-final and lost 2-1 in a hard-fought match.