Comox Valley United wins game, fans raise money for youth soccer player

A great day at the pitch as just under $300 raised to help teen battle cancer

Three points in the standings, and $300 to help a local youth soccer player.

That was the win-win situation at Comox Valley Turf field on Oct. 31 when Comox Valley United defeated Nanaimo United 5-3 and their fans donated just under $300 to support Kenton Doust in his battle with cancer.

“We came out with all the victories we needed,” said United spokesperson Rob Caya, who credited the team’s “amazing fans” for their generosity in assisting the Doust family.

Kenton, who turns 14 on Nov. 6, was scheduled to begin chemotherapy on Oct. 30 to treat three malignant brain tumours. Those wishing to help the family with expenses can do so at https://www.gofundme.com/9h754pck.

While their fans were showing the warmth of their generosity on the sidelines, United was heating up on the field and snapping a two-game Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 1 losing streak with a convincing win over Nanaimo.

Kyle Bate and Graeme McNeill tallied twice each and Grayson Chalifoux added one for the home team. McNeill was Comox Valley MVP while Bate now has four goals on the season and is tied for third place in Div. 1 scoring.

Andrew Adams, Ryan Andrew and Tony Maestrello netted the Nanaimo goals. Davis Stupich was team MVP.

The win improved Comox Valley’s record to 4-2-2 and propelled them past Nanaimo and into a tie with Gorge FC (4-2-2) for fourth place. They are just two points back of third-place Saanich Fusion.

United visits eighth-place Lakehill FC (0-5-3) this weekend. Their next home game is Nov. 14 against second-place Bays United (6-1-1) with kickoff 6 p.m. at the turf field.

THROW INS Follow United on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CVUnitedSoccerMenleague updates at visl.org …

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Comox Museum exhibits available for online viewing

Visit all the Comox Museum exhibits from your home, on its website

Classes in Comox Valley to look a little different in June

School district senior staff has been busy prepping for re-opening

Rotarians clean up the beach at Goose Spit in Comox

Newest Rotary club in area hopes to make it an annual event

Cumberland signs on for region’s compost program

The Village has been involved with a pilot compost program since 2012

VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

Comox Valley business map offers information on local eateries, grocery stores and more

Search and click for hours and services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Toronto Raptors’ Ujiri says conversations about racism can no longer be avoided

Thousands have protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men across the United States

‘I’m afraid’: Witnesses of wolf attack on senior near Prince Rupert worried about safety

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

Protesters prepare to rally against racism in front of Vancouver Art Gallery

Rally is in response to the deaths of black Americans and a Toronto woman

Man dies in ATV accident south of Nanaimo

Incident happened on backroad Friday night in Nanaimo Lakes area

Protesters rally against anti-black, Indigenous racism in Toronto

Police estimated the crowd to be between 3,500 and 4,000 and said there was no violence

Most Read