Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Sounders U-23 traveled to Victoria, BC to face the Victoria Highlanders which resulted in a 2-1 loss on the road. A lone goal by Santiago Patino in the first half seemed to give the Sounders hope, but it was the Highlanders who were able to score two second half goals to win the 3 points.
In the 38th minute, Patino battled his way
through into the box while being pressured by two defenders and gets brought
down in the penalty area as the referee signals for a penalty kick. The initial
kick by Patino gets blocked by Highlanders keeper Nolan Wirth but Patino makes
no mistake on the rebound as he finishes it into the back of the net. Sounders
led at the half 1-0.
On a corner kick in the 61st minute, the cross
gets a wonderful flick from near to far post as the Highlanders player Marcus
Campanile comes in late to crush it home for the Highlanders. The game was
The Highlanders came in with a dangerous counter in the 84th
minute where Sounders keeper and defender, Ben Willis and Tyler John, were able
to come up with a good save and great block, but it was the third shot by
Mitchell Popadynetz that punishes the Sounders as he strikes it into the back
of the net.
Not much was left in the tank as Sounders came up short and
lost 2-1 away at Victoria.
Sounders U-23 next match is at home as they host the Calgary Foothills
FC at 2:00 PM at Sunset Stadium on June 3rd. Come join us as we also
bring in to congratulate Sumner’s very own, Sumner High boys’ soccer as they
managed to place third in state in the 4A division.