Nelson soccer teams head to weekend finals

Semi-finals were held in the Men’s Open, Ladies Rec, and Men’s Masters divisions at Lakeside last weekend.



Six Nelson soccer teams will be vying for three division trophies next weekend at Lakeside soccer fields.

Twelve teams competed in the semi-finals this past weekend in the Men’s Open, Ladies Rec, and Men’s Masters divisions to determine who would move ahead to the finals.

Men’s Open

The Hume Innkeepers  are ranked top in the league so when they hit the field against the LVR Bombers, they won 13-1.

Bombers coach Simon Liddell said their team was just at the start of their season. The young team was made up mostly of Grade 10 boys as several Grade 12s were unable to attend.

Innkeeper captain Kerry Dyck complimented the Bombers.

“They played really hard; good players and good team. Unfortunately, they had a bunch of players missing.”

On the neighbouring field, Kootenay Co-op kicked the Old Dogs out of the finals with a 7-2 win. Co-op captain Orang Momtazian said his team is looking forward to the finals next weekend against the Innkeepers.

“It should be good,” he said.

Dyck added they played against the Co-op in last season’s finals and won, but thinks it may be an even more challenging match next week.

“The Co-op has added a few more good players and the Innkeepers may be down a few players,” he said.

Ladies Rec

The Dirty Dozen beat  Selkirk Eyecare in the semi-finals.

“We stayed in our positions and finally capitalized on our [scoring] chances,” said Dirty Dozen captain Lisa Ranta. “We wore them down eventually and they were a good team too.”

Looking ahead to next Sunday’s final against  the Wildcats, Ranta thinks it will be a tough game.

The Wildcats are the top ranking team in their division.They shut out the Goal Diggers 5-0 in the other semi-final to advance.

Wildcats captain Jessica Westerlund said her team had “great ball movement and great communication,” adding it made a difference that they had all their players show up.

The team is excited about their win as it’s their first time in the finals. Now in their third year, they are one of the two newest teams in the league.

Men’s Masters

Ted Allen’s and Club Inter will battle each other Sunday in the league final.

Ted Allen’s barely beat Jackson’s Hole 3-2, while Club Inter shut out Bia Boro 4-0 in the semi-finals.

The Men’s Open finals are Saturday, 4 p.m. On Sunday the Ladies Rec finals are at 2 p.m. followed by the Men’s Masters final at 4 p.m., all at Lakeside Park.

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Nelson climate strike packs downtown to demand action

An inter-generational crowd staged a ‘die-in’ as part of the global strike Friday

Nelson’s Cedar Grove Estates affordable housing site to receive $3.2 million in renos

The project was made public during the Nelson CARES annual general meeting

Kootenay Lake ferry to shut down Saturday afternoon

Service to resume Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m.

Mystery illness killing Kootenay bees

Samples being sent to laboratories for analysis

Woman stabbed in downtown Nelson

Victim is in hospital, suspect is in police custody

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Trudeau seeks meeting with Singh to apologize for blackface, brownface photos

‘I will be apologizing to him personally as a racialized Canadian,’ Trudeau said Friday

Charges stayed against Alberta RCMP officer in alleged off-duty Whistler assault

Const. Vernon Hagen instead completed an alternative measures program

Most Read