Elena Selles, Kjera Hayman, Josie Hillman, Lyn Deakin share a laugh after winning their final game against the Central Alberta soccer association team. Steve Kidd/Western News

Penticton Pinnacles women’s U18 soccer take down Kamloops

Dramatic finish in a battle of the top two soccer teams

The Penticton Pinnacles U18 team have done something no other team has done this season — beat Kamloops.

“When it looked like the game would end in a draw the Pinnacles broke out quickly from the back and Anya Nazaroff finished off neatly with a last-minute goal to earn a well-deserved 4-3 win,” said coach Derrick Webb.

While both teams pressed quickly and missed early opportunities, Elena Selles was the first to get on the board. Midway through the first half she made a run from the right back to go in on a breakaway and open the scoring for the Pinnacles. Before the end of the first half Britney Young had a nice finish to give the Pinnacles a 2-0 lead.

The Pinnacles coach said they looked to be cruising to an easy win early in the second half, but then one of the Kamloops defenders was looking to clear a ball from about 45 yards out that caught everyone off guard to make it 2-1.

The Pinnacles restored their two-goal lead shortly after when Maria Iannone neatly volleyed in from a corner kick. However, the Pinnacles went to sleep for a few minutes after that and Kamloops tied it up with two quick goals. The Pinnacles kept their composure to ensure the win in the end.

The team now has one league game left and then hope to qualify of the provincials in the first week of July in Kamloops.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Penticton bylaw officers receive 12 reports of COVID-19 order violations in five days

Bylaw says they received reports of four different types of infractions in a five day span

Penticton RCMP seek suspect in ‘bold’ Martin Street robbery

Officers following numerous leads and hope to have suspect in custody soon

BREAKING: Inmate at Okanagan Correctional Centre tests positive for COVID-19

This is B.C.’s first community outbreak at a corrections facility

COVID-19: Interior Health orders closure of all fitness centres until May 30

The order is subject to revision, cancellation, or extension

Trudeau rejects mandatory stay-at-home order for now; COVID deaths up

The virus has now infected more than 10,000 Canadians and cost 130 their lives

B.C. health care workers gain access to virtual health care options

During COVID-19 many clinics have closed, leaving health care workers with nowhere to turn

Tax collectors, auditors to help field ‘historic’ numbers of benefit-seeking callers

‘If you work for CRA, people think we are just there to take money from your pockets.’

Cowichan couple won’t self-isolate after returning from overseas

New law requires 14 days of self-isolation when returning to Canada

Family uses social media to help truckers find places to eat during pandemic

Restaurants Serving Drivers in Western Canada seeks to provide a list of places open for drivers

Advocates sound alarm over COVID-19 limiting access to contraceptives, abortion

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit sexual-health services from almost every angle

‘We’re working to help every Canadian’: Minister of Middle Class Prosperity

Minister Mona Fortier explains she is working with all levels of government amid COVID-19

Two planes come into close contact above Kelowna

The incident occurred between a WestJet flight and a private plane back in 2019

Most Read