Coombes comes through in crunch time as Chilliwack FC claims Cup

Miranda Coombes scored the game's only goal as her Chilliwack FC U-11 United girls beat the Abbotsford Storm.

Chilliwack’s U-11 United girls soccer team blanked the Abbotsford Storm on Saturday, winning the 2012 Cup Tournament title.

The girls persevered through bitter rain and wind, facing an Abbotsford team that fought them at every step.

Both teams came out strong.

Chilliwack generated some early shots, but forwards Grace Vandenbrink, Grace Bisson, Carmen Bonnar, and Danielle Klassen could not capitalize.

Miranda Coombes shot wide on a penalty kick and Maddison Steele created several chances off of corner kicks.

The score was 0-0 at halftime.

Coombes scored the game’s only goal early in the second half, booting a great shot from outside the box that arched over the Abby defenders to the back of the net.

Deanna Tuchscherer attacked hard in the second half with three good attempts on the Abbotsford goal.

The United defence, led by Paige Owens and Kalista Kirkness, had to work hard to keep Abby from scoring.  The Storm had a few shots on goal that were stopped by Chilliwack keeper Katrina Brown.

The win capped off a dream season for the Chilliwackians, who not only claimed the Cup but also came out on top in league play.