Comox Valley United draws top-seed Pegasus in Province Cup

Local men's soccer side making Province Cup debut April 23-24 weekend

The luck of the draw isn’t always good luck.

Such was the case for Comox Valley United on April 5 in Victoria when BC Soccer held the Adult Provincial Cup draw.

United will face top-seed Pegasus FC of Surrey in the first round of the Province A Cup on the April 23-24 weekend – and must travel to the Lower Mainland for the match.

Both teams finished second in their respective leagues: United in Div. 1 of the 10-team Vancouver Island Soccer League and Pegasus in the Premier Division of the 12-team Vancouver Metro Soccer League.

United is making their Province Cup debut. They went 12-3-3 this season with 39 goals-for and 21 goals-against. Pegasus posted a 16-2-4 record with 69 goals-for and 26 goals-against.

The 16-team, single-knockout competition quarter-finals go April 30-May 1 with semifinals May 7-8 and the final May 14 at Westhills Stadium & Goudy Turf in Langford.

There are four other VISL teams in the tourney, and the luck of the draw means only two of them will advance to the second round.

Saanich Fusion will meet Nanaimo United while third-seed Cowichan will take on Bays United in a rematch of the April 3 Jackson Cup final.

Cowichan scored twice in overtime to claim their fourth Jackson Cup in the past seven years. The Bays won their first Jackson Cup in 2013.

Women’s B Cup

There are two Mid-Island Women’s Soccer League teams competing in the Leeta Sokalski Cup Women’s B Championship – Courtenay’s CVUSC Revolution and Campbell River’s Cermaq Outlaws.

Both have drawn Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association opponents for their April 23-23 first-round games: the Revolution will take on Saanich Fusion FC United while the Outlaws will meet Nanaimo United FC.

The Outlaws are the 2015-16 MIWSL champions, going 14-1-0, while the Revolution finished in a three-way tie for second with a 10-5-1 record.

The 15-team, single-knockout competition’s subsequent rounds will be played April 30-May 1 with semifinals May 7-8 and the final May 15 at Westhills Stadium & Goudy Turf.

THROW INS Cowichan finished first in VISL Div. 1 this year while Saanich was third … Pegasus is the white winged horse of Greek mythology … BC Soccer’s Adult Provincial Championships includes more than 100  teams … scores and updates will be posted at http://adultprovincials.bcsoccer.net

 

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