Riptide U15 boys post big 5-0 win

VIPL squad comes back strong after dropping first game of the season

Darren Hall of the Riptide (white jersey) battles for the ball.

Darren Hall of the Riptide (white jersey) battles for the ball.

The Upper Island Riptide U-15 boy’s soccer team played their second game of the 2014-2015 season Sept. 14 against Juan De Fuca-Sooke at the Sportsplex in Campbell River.

The 2013-2014 Provincial A Cup Champions from Upper Island definitely had something to prove this match, having lost their season-opener to Gorge-Lakehill last weekend. The Riptide stepped up the intensity for this game and played solidly on offense and defence, leading to plenty of scoring chances throughout the match.

Charlie Purcell, Eugene Park, and Jaylon Grenier scored goals in the first half while Navarre White and Purcell each netted a goal in the second. The goalies, Jared Perras and Gary Thiara, held their own between the posts stopping all shots from the opposing team, resulting in a final score of 5-0 for Upper Island.

After the game Riptide’s head coach, Bruce Mitchell, commented, “I was really impressed with how the boys reacted to last weeks loss. This week we saw more intensity and a greater commitment from each and every boy. Their passing and movement was much sharper and they worked harder as a unit. That is what I am most proud of. The boys are always thrilled when they score lots of goals, but for the coaching staff it is more about how they played and not what the final score is.”

THROW INS The Riptide play in the Vancouver Island Premier League (VIPL), which consists of high-level teams from Lower Island Soccer Association and Upper Island Soccer Association … the 2014-2015 U-15 team is comprised of players from the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Quadra Island and Powell River …

– Upper Island Riptide U-15 Boys


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

Just Posted

A vial of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a family doctor office, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 in Paris. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Christophe Ena
Tentative COVID-19 vaccine site chosen in the Comox Valley

B.C. is moving into Phase 2 of its COVID-19 mass immunization plan

Cumberland is considering downtown densification proposals, and with that comes questions around parking, among other things. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Water bottling ban, parking key changes for Cumberland zoning

Bylaw on amendments still need adoption following March 2 hearing

Arzeena Hamir, working her booth at the Comox Valley Farmers Market. LUSH Valley was recognized last month as a partner of the year by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets. Photo by Bill Jorgensen
LUSH Valley recognized for collaboration with Comox Valley Farmers’ Market

They won Partner of the Year award by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets

Chelsea Harry was last seen Feb. 21. Photo via Comox Valley RCMP
Comox Valley RCMP seeking help locating a missing woman

Missing person last seen in Courtenay on Feb. 21

A Coast Range Cannabis store has been approved for the Crown Isle Shopping Centre in Courtenay. Photo submitted
Courtenay council approves seventh cannabis retailer

Coast Range Cannabis to open second store in the Comox Valley

Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Dr. Bonnie Henry pauses for a moment as she gives her daily media briefing regarding COVID-19 for British Columbia in Victoria, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
7 additional deaths and 542 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

Provincial health officials reported 18 new COVID-19 cases linked to variants of concern

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Grand Forks’ Gary Smith stands in front of his Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster float. Photo: Submitted
Grand Forks’ Flying Spaghetti Monster leader still boiling over driver’s licence photo

Gary Smith, head of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster of B.C., said he has since spoken to lawyers

A Cowichan Valley mom is wondering why masks haven’t been mandated for elementary schools. (Metro Creative photo)
B.C. mom frustrated by lack of mask mandate for elementary students

“Do we want to wait until we end up like Fraser Health?”

B.C. research reveals how pandemic has changed attitudes towards sex, health services

CDC survey shows that 35 per cent of people were worried about being judged

Some Canadians are finding butter harder than usual, resulting in an avalanche of social media controversy around #buttergate. (Brett Williams/The Observer)
#Buttergate: Concerns around hard butter hit small B.C. towns and beyond

Canadians find their butter was getting harder, blame palm oil in part one of this series

Construction takes place on Bamfield Main in early February 2021. (PHOTO COURTESY CTV NEWS)
Ongoing Bamfield roadwork unrelated to planned $30M fix

Construction by Mosaic unrelated to $30M upgrade ordered in wake of fatal bus crash

Preliminary design for a new composting facility at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre is ready to share with the public. Photo supplied
Facility to enable curbside organics collection in Comox Valley, Campbell River

The preliminary design for a new composting facility being built at the… Continue reading

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)
Island communities asked to join forces in seeking help fighting illegal dumping

RDN resolution to be forwarded to Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities

Most Read