The Penticton Pinnacles FC under-14 boys soccer team pulled off a 2-1 win despite a subpar performance.
Playing at King’s Park Sunday, coach Peter Kruszewski said his players didn’t perform well against Kelowna United in Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League action.
“I’m very surprised,” he said. “We have played much better games. Lucky we didn’t lose.”
Kruszewski added he “can’t complain” with them getting the win.
Deadlocked at one after the first half, Pinnacles FC got the winner late in the second half off the foot of midfielder Samuel Foy.
“It was fun,”said Foy, a Midway native, of his winner, which was also his first of the season. “I’m not usually on the scoreboard. It was a fun goal to score.”
Foy said he felt they played OK, but said they didn’t play to their full potential.
“We got away with the three points,” he said. “That’s always good.”
After struggling with their passing in the first half, Pinnacles FC improved in the second half with fewer mistakes and were better with their ball movement and creating chances, said Kruszewski.
Scoring the other Pinnacles goal was Nico Kahl.
In other Pinnacles FC action, the under-13 boys whipped Revelstoke 6-2, the under-14 squad edged Kelowna 2-1, the under-15 team settled for a scoreless draw against Kamloops Blue and the under-17 squad was shutout by Revelstoke U18, 2-0.
The under-11 girls team lost 2-1 to Shuswap despite moving the ball better and being first to the ball. Madison Seeley scored her first district goal. Against Kelowna Red, the team earned a 2-2 result.
Jaycee Deering scored both Pinnacles goals.
Coach Jodie Reeder said every player contributed on the defensive side and continued to improve their passing.
The under-12 No.1 girls team had back-to-back scoreless ties against Salmon Arm and Kelowna.
The under-12 No.2 team played well despite losing 3-0 to Kamloops then defeated Vernon 2, 2-1.
The under-13 girls defeated Kamloops in Kamloops 1-0, the under-14 squad had a tough match losing to Kamloops Orange 7-0.
The under-15 team settled for a 2-2 final against Kamloops and the under-18 team got the best of Penticton’s under-17 squad 6-1.
TOYSL doesn’t have any games scheduled during the Victoria Day long weekend.