Penticton Pinnacles show they can battle in the PCSL

Penticton Pinnacles have close match in PCSL, ladies Pinnacles tie Kamloops Reserve team.

They couldn’t exact the revenge they wanted, but the Tim Hortons Penticton Pinnacles managed a better outcome against the Mid Isle Mariners last weekend.

Still facing a number of roster challenges in the Pacific Coast Soccer League premier division, the Pinnacles lost the match 2-1. The last time the teams played, the Pinnacles suffered a 6-2 loss.

The Pinnacles next game is 7 p.m. on Saturday at Kings Park against the Vancouver Thunderbirds, who shutout the Pinnacles the first time they met this season 3-0.

Ladies Pinnacles tie

The Murray GM Ladies Pinnacles tied the Kamloops Reserve team on Sunday 1-1.

Crystal Schuder scored in the first half off a pass from Alex Varcol. Schuder took the ball for a great run and buried the shot.

The Pinnacles had lots of chances in the first half, but conditioning started to fade in the second which Kamloops capitalized on.

Coach Ray Hintz said they have seen a lot of positives come out of the squad so far bringing up younger PFC players to the roster.

“We are getting those players a lot of exposure and giving them time to play at this level. It is a good opportunity for these younger players who may not have the confidence to see that they are strong enough to play at this level and what the future looks like for them,” said Hintz.