Lakers soccer team enjoying strong season
The goal for the Pen High Lakers girls soccer team is qualifying for the AAA provincial championship.
A no-show by Rutland on Wednesday improved the Lakers to 4-1. The season started well with a 5-1 win over Salmon Arm on April 11. They then defeated South Kamloops 1-0 on April 16. The first setback for the Lakers happened in Kelowna while taking on the Kelowna Secondary School Owls. The Owls scored twice in the second half to shutout the Lakers. A bounce back win came against North Kamloops 7-1 on April 30.
The Lakers also competed in the KSS tournament April 27 to 28. By winning the tournament, the Lakers snapped a 10-year skid. The Lakers were determined to win despite struggling with numerous injuries along with a short bench at times.
Playing three games Friday and two on Saturday during the round robin tourney resulted in the following; a 1-0 win versus Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Secondary, 0-0 tie with Kelowna Secondary (3-2 loss in shootout), a 2-1 win against LV Rogers from Nelson, a 3-0 win against Rutland Secondary and a 1-0 win over West Kelowna’s Mount Boucherie.
Scoring goals during the five games were Adra Greig, Crystal Schuder and Gabby Levesque with two each, Allana Spooner, Brianne Hrynyk and Carolyn Johnson with singles. Bryanne Francisco, Chantel Beierle and Melanie Girard added strong support in midfield and defence.