Highlanders to host Sounders at RAP for Sunday matinee

The Victoria Highlanders premier men's PDL team is home this weekend while the Peninsula Coop Highlanders women’s team is away.

The Victoria Highlanders premier men’s PDL team is home this weekend while the Peninsula Coop Highlanders women’s team is away.

The men are in Vancouver against the Whitecaps reserves Friday (May 18) and return to host the Seattle Sounders, 1 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park on Sunday.

The Peninsula Co-op Highlanders face the Vancouver Whitecaps reserves on Monday at Simon Fraser University.

The women are coming of a 4-1 defeat of the Kamloops Heat at Tyndall Park last on Sunday (May 12), the Highlanders’ debut return to the Pacific Coast Soccer League.

All four Highlanders goals came in the first half.

Jaclyn Sawicki and Katie Kraeutner both scored before the 15-minute mark. Jackie Harrison added to the lead, then came a successful penalty shot by Liz Hansen.

“We made a lot of changes in the second half, we were checking out some of the players and we had two youth players playing at the end there,” said coach Dave Dew.