A pair of Comox Valley teams won their divisions at the Pacific FC Winter Classic soccer tournament last weekend at the Island Training Centre in Langford. Teams compete in six versus six games at the annual tournament.
In the U13/U14 division, the U13 Comox Valley girls squad won all their games, including the final in a 1-0 nail biter against a talented Victoria squad. The team included Adeline Fyfe, Lauren Shoesmith, Sadie Schweigel, Ellie Guhl, Indie Cudmore, Mira Herschmiller, Kinzie Good, Ella Atherstone and Addison Lewis. Myra Wilson, Nancy Guhl and Jason Schweigel coached the team.
The U15 boys team, with six Comox Valley players and two from Nanaimo, competed in the talented U15/U16 division, which included teams from the High Performance League — the top division of soccer in B.C. The boys won three out of four games to reach the final against a highly ranked U16 HPL Victoria Wave team. The boys battled hard to see the score 1-1 at halftime. The second half was a different story altogether as the players stepped on the pitch with fire in their eyes. They went on to win 4-1.
It was fun for the boys to play alongside their old schoolmate and homegrown talent Liam Mackenzie, who attends the Vancouver Whitecaps MLS Academy and plays in the MLS NEXT Pro division. The roster also included Theo Fyfe, Daxin Moldenhauer, Mattias Johnson, Bryson Gailoux-Milina, Torr Robertson, Jordan Sohal and Aidan Gutierrez. Steven Fyfe coached the team for this tournament.