The U14 Civics Surge Girls soccer team returned from Waterloo on Sunday with a split of their weekend series with Waterloo United in Western Ontario Youth Soccer League play.
On Saturday, the Civics were defeated 6-2 by WOYSL's top-ranked team, despite an outstanding effort by goalkeeper Megan Girardi. Emily Calibani and Danielle Watling scored the Civics goals in the loss.
On Sunday, in 32 degree heat, the Civics regrouped and turned the tables on the Waterloo squad with a dominating 5-1 victory. Maggie Kirk kicked off the scoring for the Sault, followed by three goals from Calibani and a single marker from Ryea Caughill.
Civics Coach Jeff Conley was generous with his praise following Sunday's win. "We (coaching staff) went with a different formation on Sunday and the girls executed beautifully. It sounds cliché, but it was a real team effort. The girls managed their energy well in the heat, moved the ball well, and defended as well as we have all season." Conley credited Saturday's loss as the key motivator. "We learned a lot about ourselves after Saturday's loss and responded loudly. You can't take a day off in this league. All in all, it's a good start to our season."
The U14 Civics Surge are back in action Saturday June 16th at 5:00 PM at Tom Tipton Park and Sunday June 17th at 11:00 AM at Strathclair Fields.