Masters open with 6-3 win

Mohtadi scores three as Comox Valley defeats Nanaimo in men's 45-plus soccer

The 45-plus Comox Valley masters men’s soccer team kicked off the 2012/13 outdoor season with a 6-3 win Sunday in Nanaimo.

The host side opened a 2-0 lead in the first half but goals from Ash Mohtadi and Roy Tufnail evened the score at halftime. The second goal finished a fine buildup that started in the Comox Valley end.

Nanaimo regained the lead early in second stanza, but the Valley boys struck back quickly on a goal from Dennis Mirabelli.

Mohtadi added two more goals, one on a feed from Mirabelli and another on a breakaway.

Phil Statham rounded out the scoring with a header off a corner kick.

 

Goalkeeper Daniel Terry stopped a penalty shot late in the game.