RIPTIDE DEFENDER BROOK Gronemeyer challenges a Saanich forward for the ball.

Riptide drop close game to Saanich

U14 boys soccer team hosts U15 Gorge/Lakehill this Sunday at Vanier

The local Riptide U14 boys soccer team travelled to Saanich Sunday, Nov. 17 to play VIPL division-leading Saanich Fusion/Prospect Lake.

The Fusion are a well-disciplined team,  and after gaining an early lead with a well-placed goal,  they held the lead for the remaining 65 minutes of play, despite intense pressure from the Riptide, who actually had more scoring chances than Saanich.

Coach Bruce Mitchell said, “While we all hate to lose, I can’t imagine feeling more positive after a 1-0 loss.  The team played with heart, determination and commitment.”  He added that this game had the intensity of playoffs, “… where one moment of excellence or one small mistake can mean the difference between winning and losing.”

Riptide continue play with a series of home games against older teams, starting with the Gorge/Lakehill U15 boys team out of Victoria.  Game time is 2 p.m. Sunday,  Nov. 24 at Vanier.

 

– Riptide Soccer

 

 

Just Posted

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

Heliports certified at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Both sites should see heliports up and running by late summer

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

Three small wildfires burning west of Courtenay

The blazes are the result of a brief thunderstorm last night

B.C. BMX kid wows GoPro with homemade video

Eight-year-old Rex Johnson wins award for inventive video

Vancouver Canucks tab Quinn Hughes with No. 7 overall pick in NHL draft

University of Michigan standout was second defenceman picked in first round

Gun, drugs and cash seized in arrest of alleged B.C. fentanyl dealer

Vancouver Island man Brent Connors is facing nine charges in relation to investigation

Jogger spent two weeks in U.S. detention centre after accidentally crossing B.C. border

Cedella Roman, 19, crossed the border while out for a run

PHOTOS: Police rescue baby seal found on rocky B.C. shoreline

Marina Mammal Rescue Centre recommends residents observe from a distance

B.C. woman with severely disabled son keeps getting parking tickets

‘There has to be something they could do’

Man brandishes axe during robbery

Mounties were able to locate the suspect within two hours of the incident

‘Creep off’ reporting system aims to track street harassment in Metro Vancouver

Text-based hotline launches to collect public reports on where and when harassment occurs

10 feet from home: B.C. grassfire offers stark reminder how quickly blazes burn

Kamloops woman among first people in B.C. to be told to evacuate home this wildfire season

Most Read