The Stormers had no subs but they still managed to beat the Shockwaves 2-nil in U14/U15 Girls soccer action on Saturday.
Played out in sunny, cold conditions at Arrowview Elementary School, Oceanside’s short-benched side earned themselves another win by committee in a game that got a bit rough at times as both teams pressed.
The Stormers’ only U15 player and leading scorer Claudia Ritzker struck for both goals (one in each half). Backup keeper Sydney Layman had herself a stellar outing, backstopping her side with a number of nice saves and earning the shutout despite facing two Nanaimo penalty shots.
Cara Burch had a strong game in her debut at forward.
Now fourth in the standings, the Stormers are scheduled to return to Arrowview Jan. 28 at high noon in an all-Oceanside matchup against the third place Wildfire.