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Another day, another win as Chaos now undefeated in nine

The Richmond Chaos continues to defy the odds.

The Metro Women’s Soccer League Third Division side remains undefeated this season after extending its undefeated sting to nine games with a 3-0 victory over Delta United B in Delta.

Both teams stood for a minute of silence before the contest in respect of Canada’s war veterans.  Then the soccer battle was on.

Newcomer Lauren Tasaka, who just finished her college, season with the Langara Falcons to the team and tallied an assist against Sur Del in her debut last week, scored her first goal 15 minutes in on a hard strike from about 20 feet out, set up by left outside mid Dani Pacheco.  In a play where Pacheco took the ball deep to the left side and attracted some United defenders, her pass found Tasaka who made no mistake.

The first half ended 1-0 although the Chaos had several good scoring chances to add to their lead as Pacheco bounced a shot off the crossbar and Janessa Murao misfired in front of the Delta keeper.

In the second half, Tasaka was set free on a great lead pass from centre mid Erin Lee. Tasaka again made no mistake putting the ball past the charging United keeper coming full speed off her line.

The Chaos closed the scoring with a great effort by sweeper Alexis Ford, who was playing up for a Chaos corner kick by Lee from the left side.

Ford found the ball through several United players and buried it in the right side of the goal.

Chaos keeper Julia Badock earned the clean sheet, while  Ford, Jen Forsberg, Victoria Groff and Natalie Sczerkowsky led a strong defence for the Chaos.

The Chaos play at home next Sunday versus Coastal FC Surf. Kickoff is 5 p.m. at Hugh Boyd Park.

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