The Fort St. John Soccer Club Northern Strikers U11 Girls team competed in the EWZSA Slurpee Cup in Edmonton, May 31 to June 2. The girls played fantastically and won a silver medal.
The Northern Strikers encountered Eastside Monaco from Saskatchewan in the first game. It was a very tight match and FSJ girls won the game 4-3. The second game against MUSC Stars 09 put a lot challenges to the Northern Strikers since the opponent was a much higher tiered team. After an disappointing first half allowing four goal, the team never gave up and scored three times in the second half. In the last a few nail biting minutes of the game, the Northern Strikers put a lot of pressure on Stars but the girls did not find another chance to tie up the score.
Fort St. John won the last game on Sunday with a jaw dropping 13-0 result. In the end, the team won the silver with two wins, one loss, and 6 points in total.
Marti Kielo, the captain, was the team's leading scorer. Addison Stone, Brooklyn Chipesia, Brooklyn Long, Elizabeth Bojczuk, Katelynn Hardy and Sydney McCracken also scored. Emma Bentley served mostly as the goalie and stopped numerous scoring attempts from the opponents.
— Luo Zhu-Ross