Riptide U15 Boys settle for tie in VIPL soccer league action

Nicholas Mitchell of the Riptide unleashes a shot in game against Juan de Fuca/Sooke.

The Riptide U15 Boys soccer team went in to Sunday’s Vancouver Island Premier League game against Juan de Fuca/Sooke (JDF) feeling quite confident that they could come home with a win.

Why not? The team has had a great start to the 2014-2015 season and they beat JDF 5-0 when the teams met in September.

Unfortunately this past weekend, though not due to lack of effort, the Riptide boys could not get the ball to cross the JDF goal line.

Riptide head coach Bruce Mitchell said his team, “Played a great game that was very entertaining to watch.  There were long sequences when we played great possession soccer.  We attacked from the wings and down the centre.  We had lots of corner kicks and we had a couple of great opportunities with free kicks.”

Riptide assistant coach Troy Perras added, “The boys played really well defensively against a motivated opponent.

“We did everything but score. Sometimes stuff like this happens and the best thing we can do is to forget about it.

“The most important thing is how we played as a team.  We executed the game plan and consistently dominated play – that’s what we should take away from this game.”

The Riptides now have a record of five wins, two losses, and one tie, giving them a total of 16 points, which puts them in first place in the league – one point ahead of Gorge/Lakehill.

 

– Riptide U15 Boys

 

 

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