Pinns charge into playoffs

Five Pinnacles FC teams wrapped up its regular season with first and second-place finishes

Defenders Ben Bowyer (left) and and Levi Biron (right) of the Penticton Pinnacles Boys U14 squad take down Kelowna United forward Joseph Parsons Wright in front of the Penticton goal at Kings Park. The hosts blanked Kelowna 2-0.

Defenders Ben Bowyer (left) and and Levi Biron (right) of the Penticton Pinnacles Boys U14 squad take down Kelowna United forward Joseph Parsons Wright in front of the Penticton goal at Kings Park. The hosts blanked Kelowna 2-0.

Carter Edwards scored twice to lead the Pinnacles FC under-14 boys soccer team to a 2-0 win over Kelowna United.

The win helped Pinnacles FC wrap up its Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League (TOYSL) schedule by winning all six matches. In those games, the squad scored 25 goals while surrendering three.

“Very happy with the boys in how they played,” said Ezra Cremers, head coach of the Pinnacles FC. “We are now looking to finish strong. Hopefully with a provincial bid and a good run at provincials.”

Pinnacles FC completed the TOYSL schedule with the under-14 and -18 boys taking first and second, respectively. On the girls side, the U18 team finished first, winning four of six games as they scored 17 goals and allowed eight. The U-14 and -16 squads finished second. The U14s won six games and tied two. They scored 22 goals and allowed five, while the U16s won five games and tied three. They scored 47 goals and allowed 11.

“The fact that we’re this competitive is just an example on how we develop players,” said Cremers adding that they have the smallest association in the region with 40 per cent of players not from Penticton.

Kamloops is hosting the TOYSL play downs at McArthur Island Park June 18-21.

Penticton is hosting the B Cup provincials for the boys and girls U15 and older age groups.

“There are definitely high hopes in not just play downs, but already provincials,” said Cremers. “Hoping to have quite a few teams going to provincials again this year.”