Pinnacles women’s soccer team earns draw in final game

Pinnacles and Prince George battle to draw in exhibition play

The Penticton GM Murray Pinnacles wrapped up its exhibition season with a win and a draw.

The Pinnacles were in Kamloops last weekend defeating Thompson Rivers University 2-1, then later on Saturday, earned a 2-2 draw against Prince George.

In the win over TRU, Emily Jones and Crystal Schuder scored, while Marissa Mendonca and Alex Varchol scored against Prince George.

Carlos Mendonca, assistant coach for the Pinnacles filling in for Ray Hintz, said despite being tired, the girls performed well. The Pinnacles were also missing a centre back and were forced to rotate players.

“We played quite well. We were up 2-0 at half time,” said Mendonca.

Prince George cut into the lead 10 minutes into second half then scored the tying goal on a penalty shot with five minutes left. The Pinnacles also got help from under-16 district players Savannah Yamamoto, Nadia Campagnaro and Madison Klumpner.

“They got their feet wet into that program.”

In 10 games, the Pinnacles won five, lost three and tied two. Mendonca said the performances over the year were quite good as they played the style of football that Pinnacles FC preaches.

“The girls held the ball well and created opportunities. Tried to play a possession game,” he said.

 

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