Four champions were determined over the weekend as Nelson Soccer Quest wrapped up its winter season.
In the Bridge Ladies Rec Division final the Scornets pulled off a major upset by downing the Creamers 10-7. The Creamers did not lose a game all season long until the final.
In the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters Division it was Bia Boro topping Abacus 6-3. Bia Boro took a 2-0 lead, but Abacus stormed back with three goals to the take the lead. Bia Boro finished with four unanswered goals to claim the title.
In the Finely’s Coed Division, regular season champion Neon Indians continued their strong play by capturing the final 6-2 over Marshmallow Conspiracy.
The showcase Finley’s Men’s Open final pitted the regular season’s two top teams against each other. Last year’s champion Kootenay Co-Op came into the game as the underdogs to the regular season leader Young Guns.
The Co-Op came out hard to take a 2-0 lead, but a high scoring affair had the two teams tied 6-6 after 40 minutes. But the younger legs matched the team name and the Young Guns scored two late goals to take the championship by an 8-6 score.
“They have energy man,” said Co-Op captain and league organizer Sveta Tilsma. “We were up for the whole game and in the last few minutes we were just out of juice. But it was a great game, a great game.”
For team pictures of the champions, turn to page 30.