Northern Strikers teams win silver medals in Edmonton

The U15 and U17 Girls Northern Strikers teams were in Edmonton last weekend, Oct. 6 and 7 for the Millwoods Midnight Madness Tournament. Both teams did exceptionally well, winning the silver medal for their age group. 

The U17 Girls Northern Strikers went 2-1, and won the silver medal after losing to the Sherwood Park Phoenix 4-3. The Strikers beat Millwoods Selectys FC 9-2 and Xtreme FC Edmonton 3-1 to start the tournament. 

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“There was major improvement this tournament with defensive organization and overall decision making. The team is really starting to maintain posession under pressure. Despite our loss in the final, the girls played their best game of the tournament against a strong, quick
Phoenix side," said coach Dan Turner. 

The Striker's manager, Jaimelia Turner, praised her team's goal keeper.

“Our goalkeeper, Alyssa Orser, showed leadership and composure all weekend. Because our team is dedicated to maintaining posession, the defense have adapted to passing back to (Orser) in tight situations. Already this season, she is distributing the ball quickly and with more accuracy. This allows us to transition to the attack rapidly and play through other teams," she said.

The U15 Girls were 1-1-1 in the tournament. Shayne Turner scored five of the team’s eight goals while Nevaeh Mohniger scored the other three. 

They beat Xtreme FC 4-3, tied the Sherwood Park Phoenix 2-2, and lost to the Warriors 6-2 in the final. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.

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