Victoria Highlander’s back after San Diego break

Nanaimo next for Victoria Highlanders soccer teams

After a break in VISL tournament action while attending San Diego Surf Cup action, the Highlanders’ Prospect men’s teams were back in action over the past week, playing to a draw and clean sheet victory against Fusion and Lakehill squads.

The Division 2 Prospect  Men Highlanders FC U-21 played to a 3-3 draw in their Dec. 3 matchup against Saanich Fusion at the Pacific Sports Institute for Sports Excellence. The draw moves the Highlanders record to 7-3-2, good for third spot in the league table.

Highlander goals in the match came by way of Charlie Miller, Cody Gysbers and a Fusion own goal, while the game MVP was awarded to Hamish Walde. For Fusion, Paul Contimelias earned a brace, while Aidan Elkin chipped in the third goal of the match for his squad, who sit at eighth place overall.

The U21 Prospect men faced Lakehill United, the league leading Highlanders U-21 squad posted an impressive 4-0 win, Dec. 6 at Goudy Turf. Jack Hill led the Highlanders on the scoresheet with a brace, while Charlie Miller and Jonah Smith chipped in a goal apiece to round out scoring in the game. Simon Norgrove was perfect between the woodwork, earning the clean sheet.

The victory is the Highlanders seventh of the season and is the second clean sheet win in the last three matches. Overall the young squad has won four of their last five matches dating back to late October.

Up next for the Division 2 squad is second-place Nanaimo United FC. Nanaimo sit three points up on the Highlanders, but have played two more matches up to this point of the season.  Kick-off is set for 8:00 p.m. Saturday Dec. 13 at Finlayson Turf.  The U-21’s will host Gorge FC at 2:15 at Hampton Park. Admission to both matches is free.

For more information, please visit www.highlandersfc.ca.

 

 

Just Posted

Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson set to hit Rock the Shores stage

Other acts include Bahamas, Allen Stone and Bedouin Soundclash

Croatia loses in World Cup final, Victoria fans still jubilant

“We’re just a small little country, we only have 4.5 million people, and look how far we’ve come.”

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

Fire at Christie’s Carriage House Pub on Fort Street

The fire was caused by rags in a dryer

Park ambassador pilot going well at Mount Doug

Dog poop bags, litter and cigarette butts among ongoing park issues

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

5 things to do this weekend around Victoria

The sounds of summer Rock the Shores returns to the lower fields… Continue reading

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

LOCAL FLAVOUR: South Island expecting a bumper berry crop

It’s berry time in Saanich. My raspberries are getting plump and ripe… Continue reading

B.C. VIEWS: Making private health care illegal again

Adrian Dix battles to maintain Cuba-style medical monopoly

Almost every part of Canada’s largest national park deteriorating: federal study

Drawing on decades of research — the report lists 50 pages of citations

Most Read