United wins season opener

Men's Vancouver Island Soccer League squad blanks Prospect Lake 2-0

JOE BUTCHER OF United (left) avoids slide tackle by Luis Bautista of Prospect Lake during Sunday VISL action at Valley View. Buthcer scored in a goal in United's 2-0 win.

Their prospects for a prosperous season looked extremely good Sunday afternoon after Comox Valley United won their Vancouver Island Soccer League Div. 3B opener 2-0 over Prospect Lake SC Lakers.

Adam Amlani and Joe Butcher scored for United, which had other good scoring opportunities, including a hit goalpost.

“I was pleased with the squad for the first game out,” said player-coach Carey Cordocedo. “We got the result which is important, and I think where we started this year is much improved over where we started last year.

“We were under a little pressure for awhile in the second half but didn’t panic too much whereas last year we would have panicked and possibly given up a goal,” Cordocedo said.

“It was our first game of the year as unfortunately we couldn’t get any exhibition games lined up this year. We’ll just continue to work on the defensive side of the game and a little more fitness this week and hopefully build on this last game.”


United is home again this Sunday when they host Penelakut United in a 2:15 p.m. start at Valley View. Penelakut won their season opener 3-1 over Victoria Athletics this past weekend.



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