Comox Valley United opened the 2015 portion of their Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 season with a bang on Jan. 17, whipping Westcastle United 6-1 in Victoria.
The United scoring was evenly balanced, with Zack Stinson, Gabby Mason, Brandon Bergh, Luke Phye, Nick Marinus and Tom Butcher netting one each. Dakota Garrett was Comox’s Game MVP.
Adam Almeida tallied the lone Westcastle goal and was named his team’s Game MVP.
The win improved Comox Valley’s record to 7-5-3 and has them alone in fifth place in the 10-team division. They are just one point back – with a game in hand – on both Nanaimo United and Bays United, who are tied for fourth with 7-5-4 records.
Comox Valley is enjoying a solid first season in Div. 1. They have gone 5-0-1 in their last six games and close out their regular season on the road with games Jan. 24 against third-place Saanich Fusion, Jan. 31 against second-place Vic West and Feb. 7 against 10th-place Castaways FC.
The local men’s soccer side is also competing in the 2015 Jackson Cup and are seeded #6 in the 18-team event. They meet #1 seed Cowichan FC (Div. 1) on Feb. 14 in Ladysmith in round one play.
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