Youth recreational soccer league goes county wide
The Vail Recreation District and the Western Eagle County Metro Recreation District have partnered together with the help of the Vail Daily, American National Bank, Kidsport, Vail Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, Global Wireless, and the Vail Valley Soccer Club to create the first valley wide soccer league.Four soccer divisions will be offered:n Micro Soccer (Coed): Ages 3-5 as of July 31, 2003, begins on April 16.n U-8 Soccer: Ages 6-7 as of July 31, 2003, begins April 5.n U10 Soccer: Ages 8-9 as of July 31, 2003, begins March 29.n U12 & U14 Soccer: Ages 10-13, as of July 31, 2003, begins March 30Younger divisions will play throughout the valley, from Vail to Gypsum, with older divisions competing in the Western Slope State League. The registration deadline for all of the leagues is Friday. Space is limited to please register early. There is even a $10 discount if you register before the deadline.Volunteer coaches are needed for each league. If you are a coach, your child plays for free. The Vail Recreation District is coordinating all soccer registrations. Contact the VRD sports department with any questions or to receive a registration form at 479-2280 or download one from http://www.vailrec.com.U-12 girls win two gamesThe Vail girls U-12 hockey team traveled to the Edge Ice Arena west of Denver for two games last weekend. Only nine skaters could make the trip but the girls came away with two victories.The opening tilt was a 7-0 win against the Colorado Select U-10 squad. Maddie Stevens led off the scoring for Vail with assists going to Eva Spaeh and Callie Gustafson. Next to find the net was Emily Young, to put the Mountaineers up, 2-0, after the first period.Vail turned up the heat in the second period as Maggie Sherman found the net twice, sandwiching them around a goal from Emma Porter. Emily Young got a helper on Sherman’s first goal to notch her second point of the game. After two periods the Vail was leading, 5-0, and goalie Rylee McMillan was credited with stopping all nine shots she had faced.Sherman produced the first hat trick of her young career to open the scoring in the third, and Emily Goodman added the final tally.Three hours later the girls took the ice for a game against another squad from Colorado Select. Kelly Lewis led off for Vail at five minutes of the first period, followed by Stevens to put Vail up, 2-0, after one period.Early in the second period, Spaeh fed Sherman for a goal, then Goodman set up Stevens for her second of the game. The second period ended with Keely Graskamp feeding Sherman to put Vail up, 5-0, heading into the third.Callie Gustafson found the net for her first career goal to start the third and the locals finished off their opponents on the second hat trick of the day for Maggie Sherman on a nice feed again from Graskamp.All nine skaters notched points for the locals and McMillan stopped all 27 shots she faced. Coaches Nancy Stevens and Brett Young handled the front liners and Molly Love coached the defenders.