Comox Valley United men’s team hosted a five-team preseason soccer tourney on the weekend of Aug. 21 and 22.
The locals opened play at the Vanier turf Saturday morning with a 5-1 win over Powell River. Vic West beat Nanaimo 2-1, Campbell River blanked Powell River 3-0 and Comox Valley finished out the day with a 2-1 win over Nanaimo.
On Sunday, Vic West beat the locals 2-1, giving them the tourney win with an unbeaten record in three games. Comox Valley rebounded though for a 2-0 win over Campbell River to finish play. Comox Valley United’s Nick Marinus won the Golden Boot by notching five goals during the tournament.
“Overall, it was a great tune-up tournament for Comox as we got to have players try different positions, work on fitness and get into a game environment. This was also our first game under our new head coach Adam Mooi,” said Rob Caya, Comox Valley United’s men’s manager.
Mooi is also the Comox Valley United Soccer Club’s manager of soccer operations and technical lead
The team will open the season with three home games, first hosting Lakehill FC at Vanier on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. The full schedule is online at Vancouver Island Soccer League (visl.org). There is also up-to-date information on the Facebook page under Comox Valley United Men’s Team or on Twitter @cvmens.