Valley United kick off new season

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The Deep River Valley United U16 girls competitive soccer team had a great start into their soccer season last weekend at the Icebreaker tournament in Ottawa.

The team, with players from Deep River, Chalk River, Petawawa, Pembroke, and Beachburg, competed with 11 other teams from Ottawa, Toronto area, and Quebec.

With a total of 5 wins and 3 losses Valley United finished fifth overall, only losing to the tournament champion Ottawa TFC (in a nerve-wrecking penalty shootout) and Bronze medal winner Glengarry.

Come out, support your Valley United girls and see some exciting soccer at Grouse Park!

The next home games will be June 2 (11 am) vs St. Anthony and June 15 (11 am) vs Seaway Valley from Cornwall.

Team members are, in photo: back row (from left to right), Helmut Fritzsche (head coach), Kaitlyn Gage, Ella Gutzman, Kaitlyn Grozelle, Kadence Wagner, Kylie Rieger, Jamie Hopkins, Sydney Davenport, Cameron Gage (assistant coach).

In front (left to right), Emma Belanger, Haley Maggio, Sophie Collier, Perrine Thiriet, Cecilia Desjardins, Jorja Stephenson, Madison Schreader, Payton Miller.

Missing from the picture: assistant coach Candice Stephenson, Abigail Crossman, Katherine Deighton, and Louisa Fritzsche.

> published in the NRT May 29