CLOSE MARKING BY Gokhan Avcil (right) of United kept his Saanich opponent on his toes.

CLOSE MARKING BY Gokhan Avcil (right) of United kept his Saanich opponent on his toes.

United suffers first loss

VISL Div. 2 men's soccer side falls 2-1 to first-place Saanich Fusion

There’s a first time for everything, and two of those “things” happened Sunday at Valley View – much to the chagrin of Comox Valley United.

The local Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 2 team was hosting first-place Saanich Fusion. The visitors became the first team to score on United this season (snapping Mack Zirkl’s remarkable 380-minute shutout streak), then they handed United their first loss of the season to the tune of 2-1.

 

Darren Bergh netted the lone United goal. Comox Valley hosts Nanaimo United this Sunday, with kickoff 2 p.m. at Valley View.