U14 boys win Coastal Cup in penalties

The U14 Victoria Capitals are Coastal Cup champions after beating Burnaby 3-2 in penalty kicks and are moving on to the provincial championships.

The U14 Victoria Capitals are Coastal Cup champions after beating Burnaby 3-2 in penalty kicks and are moving on to the provincial championships.

The Victoria Capitals U14 boys team are Coastal Cup champions. The Lower Island Soccer Association metro select side were the only LISA club to win the Island versus mainland championship in 2011.

The Capitals defeated Burnaby 3-2 in a game that went to penalty kicks in Richmond on Sunday.

Goals by Dario Zanatta (Gorge) and Brian Im (Gordon Head) put the Capitals in front twice but Burnaby fought back to tie the game.

After 20 minutes of extra time the game went to penalties.

Capitals keeper Dory Blakely (Bays United), who was the hero of the semifinal win over Surrey, made two stops in the shootout to give his team a chance.

Hamish Walde (Salt Spring United), Zanatta and Im each scored, setting up a the game winner from Connor Phillips (Peninsula).

The Capitals move on to the B.C. Soccer provincial championships in July and a chance to qualify as B.C.’s representative team at the BMO National Championships in October.

Zanatta, Im and Walde are off to Vancouver next season to accept places in the Vancouver Whitecaps residency program. They’ll also participate in the B.C. provincial team program with Victoria’s Josh Cuthbert.

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