Pitt Meadows soccer squad finishes eighth at provincials

The Pitt Meadows Marauders finished eighth out of 16 teams at the senior boys double A provincial soccer championships...

Pitt Meadows soccer squad finishes eighth at provincials

The Pitt Meadows Marauders finished eighth out of 16 teams at the senior boys double A provincial soccer championships last week at Burnaby Lake.

In their first game of the tourney on Monday morning, the Marauders tied Sa-Hali of Kamloops 1-1 by virtue of a late goal.

Grade 9 Oscar Walker shot the ball from outside the 18 yard box, and the senior team’s other Grade 9 player Brendan Pardy flicked the shot off his head into the Sa-Hali goal. That header won Pardy player of the game honours.

On Monday afternoon, Pitt beat Charles Hayes of Prince Rupert 3-2. The player of the game was centre fullback Jordan Loyst.

On the second day, Pitt played Bodwell College of the North Shore.

Pitt coach Mike Oldridge said it was his team’s best performance of the tourney, but lost to the one that went on to the final. Bodwell finished second to Saint Michael’s of Victoria.

The Marauders were tied with Sa-Hali, each with a win, tie, and a loss. Right after the Bodwell game, those two deadlocked teams met in a penalty kicks tie-breaker. The Marauders won after six shooters, 3-2.

Keeper Josh Pikul was player of the game as he saved three shots by diving to the correct side and getting his hands on the ball. Pitt’s scorers were Michael Imai, Jonas Koellmel and Jordan Loyst.

The Marauders finished second in their pool, putting them in the top eight. Later on Tuesday, they lost 3-1 to Duchess Park of Prince George. The player of the game Jaeden Dumont. Wednesday morning they lost 4-0 to Brentwood College of Victoria. The player of the game Linden Mitchell.