KYSA round-up, June 22 to June 24
Mining for gold at Baker Blast
Kamloops was undefeated at the tournament, posting a 5-0 record.
Scoring goals on the weekend for the Blaze were Jacob Henderson (5), Dimitri Louvros (2), Samad Twemlow, Scott Lemphers, Evan Monroe, Geoff Hanks and Reid Gladman.
Colten Gerlib was in goal for all five games and was 30 seconds away from recording a clean sheet for the entire tournament.
The under-14 Kamloops Blaze tier 1 girls posted a 1-2-1 record and lost in the semifinal in the under-15 premier division at Baker Blast.
FC Edmonds of Washington state topped Kamloops 3-1 in the semifinal.
Hannah McDonald, Sasha Sirianni (3) and Kelly Lloyd scored on the weekend for the Blaze, who went with Brenna Worsfold between the pipes.
A defeat in the semifinal round knocked the under-14 Kamloops Blaze tier 1 boys out of Baker Blast championship contention.
Kamloops posted two wins and a tie en route to the semifinal matchup, which it lost in penalty kicks.
Dario Piva (2) and Kailum Nicolson (2) scored goals on the weekend for the Blaze, who went with Matthew Mackenzie between the pipes.
The under-13 Kamloops Blaze tier 1 girls were winless at Baker Blast.
Emily Mann notched the Blaze’s only goal of the tournament.
Goalkeeper Kayla Pehl missed much of the tourney after suffering a concussion in a game against United Red of Snohomish on Saturday, June 23.
The under-12 Kamloops Blaze White girls are Baker Blast champions after posting a 5-0 mark at the Bellingham tournament on the weekend.
Kamloops knocked off Chilliwack and the under-12 Kamloops Blaze Orange girls in the playoffs.
Calli Lawrence (6), Danielle Loring, Myka Jardine-Arnold, Athena Louvros and Avery Gilbert tallied for the Blaze, who outscored their opponents 10-1 en route to victory.
Rhean Holling backstopped Kamloops throughout the tourney.
It was a winless weekend for the under-12 Kamloops Blaze White boys at Baker Blast in Bellingham.
The Blaze finished 0-3, with Eric Marasco notching the team’s only goal of the weekend.
Angus McQuillan-Gordon backstopped Kamloops.
Orange on top
The under-12 Kamloops Blaze Orange boys had their opponents feeling blue at the Baker Blast.
Kamloops downed San Carlos FC of Skagit County 1-0 in the final on the back of a Jared Keim marker.
Also scoring for the Blaze at the tourney were Kolton Storzuk (5), Evan Guizzo (2), Tyson Gayfer (2), Zach Rodrigue and Owen Cotito (2).
Spencer LeDoux and Evan Crowe split time between the pipes.
The under-16 Kamloops Blaze boys settled for second in their division at Baker Blast.
Kamloops fell 6-0 to Fusion from Richmond in the final after beating Seattle United in penalty kicks in a semifinal tilt.
Nikhil Desai, Zach Hanghofer (3), Cole Belland (2), Logan Zimmerman, Chris Mendes, Lavraj Lidher and Austin Alentejano bulged the old onion bag for the Blaze, who went with Ben Sama in net.
KYSA House League champions determined
Fifty-two teams took part in the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association’s season-ending House League playoffs, which wrapped up on Sunday, June 24.
Division champions: In the under-13 boys’ division, Team Green, and in the under-13 girls’ division, the Black Ice; in the under-14/15 boys’ division, Team Black, and in the under-14 girls’ division, the Untouchables; in the under-15 girls’ division, Shark Bait; in the under-16 girls’ division, Team White; and in the under-17/18 girls’ division, the Pickles.