Mission Thunder vs Golden Ears Rage

Sunday, Nov 22, 1998

Albion Sports Park, Maple Ridge

Round 1- District Cup

Mission 5 Golden Ears 0

Lenaya Dan scored twice and Sheena Dale, Alanna Baker and Cassie Anderson added singles as the Thunder defeated the Rage 5 - 0.

Lovette Weston earned the shutout, with a solid effort in goal. Mission controlled the game from start to finish and only a very good game from the Rage keeper kept the score at 5 goals. Nice efforts were also put in by Jen Willard, Tracy Raffan and Tracy Chard. Next game Nov 29, home against Langley Grasshoppers.


Mission Thunder vs North Vancouver

Sunday, Nov 15, 1998

Game cancelled - unsafe field conditions


Mission Thunder vs Burnaby Storm

Sunday, Nov 8, 1998 (Burnaby Heights Park)

Mission 0 - Burnaby 3

Mission Thunder dropped to "500" for the season with a 3-0 loss to the Burnaby Storm. After an even first 10 minutes, the Burnaby keeper saved a Mission penalty kick and Burnaby started to gain a slight edge in play. Burnaby scored the games first goal, with 10 minutes to go before half time, on a twice taken indirect free kick.

With the field conditions deteriorating as the game wore on, Mission could not create any serious scoring chances on the Burnaby Keeper. Next game Nov 16 at North Vancouver.


Mission Thunder vs Aldergrove Blue Jays

Sunday, Nov 1, 1998 (Mission Sports Park)

Mission 2 - Aldergrove 4

In a lackluster effort, Mission Thunder lost 4-2 to the Aldergrove Blue Jays. Mission came out strong and had numerous good scoring chances early in the game, but couldn't beat the Aldergrove Keeper. Mission seemed out of step for much of the game and had difficulty with the Aldergrove counter attacks.

Mission goals were scored by Alanna Baker and Cassie Anderson, both on nice individual efforts. Missions next game is away at Burnaby on November 9th.


Mission Thunder vs West Vancouver Stealth

Sunday, Oct 25, 1998 (Ambleside Park, West Van)

Mission 10 - West Van 2

Mission Thunder continued with their aggressive play in an impressive 10 - 2 road victory over the West Vancouver Stealth.

Lenaya Dan with 3 and Sarah Vale with 2, led the Mission scoring onslaught. Singles were scored by Cassie Anderson, Jaime McMillan, Jen Willard, Sheena Dale and Alanna Baker. Mission controlled play from the opening whistle and had over 25 scoring chances in the game. Next match is Sunday, Nov 1, 1998 againct the Aldergrove Blue Jays.


Mission Thunder vs Killarney Cougars

Sunday, Oct 18, 1998 (West Heights, Mission)

Mission 1 - Killarney 1

Sheena Dale scored at the 70 minute mark to give the Mission Thunder a 1- 1 tie with the Killarney Cougars. The match featured solid goalkeeping by Missions' Lovette Weston and strong performances by Yvonne Brodie, Jen Willard and Sheryl Truckair.

An evenly played match from start to finish, Mission had a slight edge in scoring chances, but were thwarted by the Killarney keeper. Next game Oct 25th at West Vancouver.


Mission Thunder vs Golden Ears Rage

Sunday, Oct 11th, 1998 (Mission Sports Park)

Mission 7 Golden Ears 3



Mission Thunder vs Coquitlam City Strikers,

Sunday, Sept 27th (Centennial Field, Coquitlam)

Mission 4 Coquitlam 0

Mission Thunder were full value for the win, in an impressive 4-0 victory over the Coquitlam City Strikers.

Cassie Anderson and Lenaya Dan scored two goals each, and Sheena Dale and Sarah Vale gave strong efforts at forward. The back line of Alanna Baker, Traci Raffan and Alanna Smith kept the Coquitlam scoring chances to a minimum. Goal keeper Lovette Weston recorded the team's first shutout of the year. Good two way team play in the midfield by Jaime McMillan, Sheryl Truckair and Lesley Wainright, kept the Coquitlam squad off balance for much of the game. Mission played the game with only 1 extra player and Jennifer Willard was excellent in providing quality substitutions. Thunder's next game is Oct 4th, at the Mission Sports Park.


Mission Thunder vs Abbotsford Impact,

Sunday, Sept 20th (Exhibition Park, Abbotsford)

Mission 2 Abbotsford 4

Mission Thunder lost 4-2 to Abbotsford Impact, in the U17 girls game at Abbotsfords Exhibition field on Sunday. Mission's Sheena Dale scored early in the game in a goal area scramble, but Abbotsford displayed solid teamwork and led at the half 2-1. Mission seemed half a step behind for much of the half and had trouble staying with the quick Abbotsford players.

The Thunder came out with a better effort in the second half and were rewarded with an early goal by Jaime McMillan, which gave the Abbotsford Keeper no chance. Mission deployed four forwards in an effort to put more pressure on the Abbotsford team and had many chances to tie the game, but were thwarted by the Abby Keeper, the crossbar and some poor finishing. Finally, Abbotsford scored their fourth goal on misplayed Mission goal kick and put the game out of reach. Scoring opportunities were 12 for Abbotfsord and 11 for Mission. The Thunders next game is Sept 27 at Coquitlam.


Mission Thunder vs Golden Ears Rage, Sunday Sept 13th (Mission Sports Park)

Mission 7 Golden Ears 2

After allowing an early Golden Ears goal, Mission Thunder came back with a very strong performance in the opening game of the season. Alanna Smith and Cassie Anderson each scored two goals, while singles came from Lesley Wainright, Sheena Dale and Stefani Yanko. Mission had a total of 22 scoring chances to 6 for Golden Ears. Alanna Baker, Traci Raffan and Tracy Chard had a strong game on the backline, effectively taking control and moving the ball forward. Mission deployed a 4 player midfield, which featured excellent two way play from Lenaya Dan and Jaime McMillan. Next game is Sept 20 at Abbotsford..

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