Victoria Highlanders win home opener

Wesley Barrett and Riley O’Neill scored for Victoria in win over Vancouver Whitecaps

The Victoria Highlanders kicked off their 2014 Premier Development Soccer League season Sunday at Royal Athletic Park, earning their first victory of the year in a nail-biter that ended with veteran Riley O’Neill posting the winning goal off a penalty kick in extra time in a 3-2 victory.

Cody Cook and Ali Musse netted goals for the Whitecaps, while Carlo Basso, Wesley Barrett and O’Neill answered for Victoria.

The Highlanders next face off in PDL action on May 17 against the Kitsap Pumas at Royal Athletic Park. For more information please visit