Fernie Women’s soccer team, Fernie Flash, went to the Whitefish Summer Games Over 35 Tournament Sept. 6 and 7.

They were undefeated going into the finals after playing four games against Calgary squads.

Saturday they tied Calgary Bullets 0-0, and beat Calgary Trappers 3-0. Sunday they played three games. First they beat the Calgary Shooter Girls 2-1, and then beat the Calgary Rangers in the semi-finals 3-1. They lost in the finals to Spokane 4-0, after a hard fought game.

Pictured: Back Row: Gino Elia (coach), Leah Spergel, Leanne Pierce, Wendy Howse, Corrine Pageau, Nadine Baker, Nicole Bush, Patti Malmas, Nicole Neufeld, Nicole Heckendorf. Front Row: Lynn Ferguson, Tanya Malcolm, Mary Shier, Lois Elia, Andrea Graham.

Pictured: Back Row: Gino Elia (coach), Leah Spergel, Leanne Pierce, Wendy Howse, Corrine Pageau, Nadine Baker, Nicole Bush, Patti Malmas, Nicole Neufeld, Nicole Heckendorf. Front Row: Lynn Ferguson, Tanya Malcolm, Mary Shier, Lois Elia, Andrea Graham.


Top goal scorers for the weekend were Nicole Heckendorf, Nadine Baker, Andrea Graham and Lynn Ferguson.

“In our first game, we were just getting into our competitive state of mind, but after that we were ready to compete. Our goalkeeper, Mary Shier, played great throughout the tournament. She kept us in all the games with some awesome saves. Our team has great chemistry both on and off the field, which is a huge part of our success in the tournament. Next year I would like to play Spokane earlier in the tournament when we are well rested,” said coach Gino Elia. This was Fernie Flash’s first time making it to the finals of the Whitefish Summer Games.

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