MOUNTAIN – The Sonics took the field against the Lynwood Spartans Wed., Aug.1 in oppressive humidity riding a two game winning streak. With the top half of the standings in sight, the Sonics were looking to secure another win.
The game started with the Sonics typical fast pace and pressure, but they found themselves stymied by a pressure defence from the Lynwood side. Despite numerous shots on targets, the Sonics found themselves down by one at the half-time whistle.
In the second-half, the Sonics continued to show tremendous resiliency and were rewarded when David Mathers drove a low, hard ball into the left side of the net.
Both teams remained focused on securing a win, but the back and forth battle settle in a 1-1 draw.
The Sonics will take their 4-1-6 (W-D-L) record into their next home game versus yet another Lynwood team, the Raiders, at 7:30 pm Wed., Aug. 8
The seventh place Sonics trail the fifth place Raiders by only two points.
Ladies United lose another shootout
If you’re looking for goal-scoring excitement, then look no further than the North Dundas United women’s Rec3 team.
The United took on league leading North Leeds Thurs., Aug. 2 and ended up on the wrong end of an 8-5 score. Taylor Shelp had the hat-trick and Rosalie Murton also had two goals in the loss for the United.
While the last two games have resulted in losses it certainly hasn’t lacked goal scoring excitement with a total of 24 goals being scored in those two games.
The United defensive struggles continue having allowed a league-worst 46 goals against so far this season.
The 10th place United will try to get back on track when they take on the fourth place 7-0-4 Cumberland Cobras Thurs., Aug. 9.