KYSA round-up to April 29, 2018

Bartram tournament

The tournament held in honour of Kamloops Youth Soccer Association pioneer Mike Bartram will be held on McArthur Island this weekend.

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Forty KYSA teams in the under-13 through under-18 divisions will be in action.

From the time he arrived in Kamloops in 1973 to his untimely death in 2000, Bartram dedicated himself to turning the youth soccer organization into one that is respected across the province.

Bartram was a volunteer, served on the KYSA executive committee for many years, refereed and coached and is remembered as a driving force behind the growth of the female side of the game.

A father of three daughters, he helped develop the girls' program from its infancy.

Friendly fire fans Blaze

Two Vernon United own goals helped the under-18 Kamloops Blaze girls to a 6-2 victory in the Tournament Capital on Sunday.

Jayda Lewis (2), Marie Marshall and Emily Clark had goals for the Blaze, who went with Jessica Greffard between the pipes.

Win one, lose one

The under-14 Kamloops Blaze White girls split a pair of games on the weekend, falling 6-2 to Kamloops Blaze Orange on Saturday and edging hometown Vernon United 3-2 on Sunday.

Kate Rattee (2), Anika Fraser, Grace Barrett and Anika Black scored for Blaze White (3-1) on the weekend, with Leah Turner handling goaltending duties.

Shuswap on top

Logan Willson found the old onion bag for the under-13 Kamloops Blaze boys on Sunday in Salmon Arm, but Shuswap FC won the game 2-1.

Jaxson Haywood backstopped Kamloops.

Twice is nice

Fiona Brisco twice netted goals for the under-16 Kamloops Blaze girls in a 4-0 triumph over the under-17 Penticton Pinnacles at Hillside Stadium on Sunday.

Natalie Knight and Ashley Irvine also scored goals in support of goalkeeper Kila Pigeon.

The Blaze (2-0-1) will play host to under-17 Vernon United at Hillside this Sunday, with kickoff slated for 10:30 a.m.

Hat-trick hero

Conner Brown bagged three goals for the under-15 Kamloops Blaze Orange boys in a 5-1 thumping of under-15 Kelowna in the River City on Sunday.

Eric Swaine and Ben Jacoby also had goals for Kamloops (3-0-1), which went with Amar Brown between the pipes.

Blaze outmatched

Kelowna blanked the under-13 Kamloops Blaze Blue girls 4-0 in the River City on Sunday.

Sophie Hinds was kept busy between the pipes against a strong Kelowna team.

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