Week 16 is in the books, we were finally able to get back into regular programming for our top flight of soccer on the Island – Division 1.
Here is the overall happenings from the weekend at a glance:
-At UVic, it was a 3-1 win for Bays over Vic West.
Bays goals by Justin Donaldson, and Patrick Nelson with 2.
Scoring the solo for Vic West was Liam Wirth.
-Saturday had an interesting start as Powell River visited Nanaimo. The hosts came away with a 2-1 win.
Nanaimo goals by Shun Takano and Paddy Greig.
The Powell River marker was an own goal by Nanaimo.
-Saturday also had Mid isle hosting Westcastle, and they were shutout 5-0.
Scoring for Westcastle was Kadin Martin-Pereux, Noah Lechelt, Boland Leleaka, and Keenen Colley with 2.
Earning the shutout for Westcastle was Sachdev Grewal.
-Saturday night also had lakehill travel out to Westhills and face Juan De Fuca.
A 2-1 win by the division leaders as they got an injury time goal by Blair Sturrock, Tarnvir Bhandal netting the other.
The goal scorer for JDF was Christian Hauff.
-An extra make up game was played on Sunday, and it was not a pleasant game for some.
Mid Isle came down island for the second game of the home and home series and were defeated by Westcastle by score of 8-0.
Goals were scored by Sean Young, Kayden Miner, Stuart Klenner, Goteh Ntignee, Maurizio Abdi, and Boland Lekeaka with 3.
Another shutout for Sachdev Grewal.
So after all the games were entered, here are the current standings:
A scare for the leaders as Lakehill might have saved their season with a late goal over JDF.
This will become evident……particularly if Westcastle are able to defeat the leaders for a second time this year.
Westcastle jumped into the solid 2nd place spot by earning all 6 points over Mid Isle…..and still undefeated, just with too many draws.
Bays and Cowichan stayed the course by earning victories – that will make for a fun head to head game in 2 weeks.
At the bottom end of things, we now can guarantee that Mid Isle will be in the relegation zone.
The question remains – will Powell River be able to get out of the 9th spot? Can they catch JDF or Nanaimo?
Some goals over the weekend – here is what the goal scoring leader board looks like with Keenen Colley still leading the way:
Moving on to the Keepers – here are the guys that have earned the most shutouts to this point. Possibility of Sachdev Grewal being recorded with another, so that would put him in the lead……will know by tomorrow.
Happy to be back at it were all the players. It was a long break, and there are still many stories to unfold.
Thanks for supporting local soccer……especially on turf fields. 🙂
VISL Executive Director