Pinns U18 boys use character to net victory

The Pinnacles FC U18 boys team picked up a win against Kelowna United

Penticton Pinnacles Nico Kahl (left) and Kelowna United Ben Lommer connect with the ball on the high kick during Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League U18 boys play at King's Park Sunday. The Pinnacles prevailed 3-2 over the visitors.

Jetson Gibbs played hero for the Pinnacles FC U18 boys soccer team in a 3-2 victory against Kelowna United U17 at Kings Park, May 1.

Gibbs netted the winner, while Nico Kahl and Grayson Perrier also scored for the homeside. Pinnacles FC coach Ezra Cremers said his team played well while missing a few key players.

“Some guys had to step up,” said Cremers, adding they let Kelowna back in the game.

The Pinnacles improved to five wins and one loss in the Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League. Cremers made some changes with his lineup and the moves paid off.

Cremers talked about the importance of the players need to show up every game to get a win.

“The team goal is to win the league,” said Cremers. “The win last weekend was big. The team showed character.”

This weekend the Pinnacles plays a double header starting in Vernon on Saturday then hosting Kelowna United U18 Sunday at noon at Kings Park 3.

The U15 boys team is 2-2-1 following an 8-1 loss to Kelowna United U16. Pinnacles FC J have two wins and three losses. They were downed 2-1 by Kelowna United L on May 1. Meanwhile, the Pinnacles FC Y team still searches for its first win after losing to the Kamloops Blaze 5-0.

In the girls divisions, the U18 Pinnacles FC have five wins and a tie. They crushed Shuswap 7-1. Pinnacles FC U17 still searches for its first win after two ties and three losses. On May 1 the Pinnacles settled for a 3-3 result with Kelowna United. The U15 Pinnacles have two wins and four losses. In their last match, they lost 3-1 to Kelowna.

The U14 Pinnacles have one win and four losses. They lost on May 1 to Kelowna 2-1.



Penticton keeper Alexis Picton (right) prepares to catch this scoring attempt with two Kelowna forwards Lindsay Goett (left)  and Kassidy Day waiting for a rebound during second half action in the Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League girls U14 match at Kings Park Sunday. Kelowna won the game 2-1.

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