Despite Pacific Northwestel Moving’s Charlie Hawes scoring two quick goals at the start of the second to tie the game 3-3, the Moving crew eventually fell victim to a 7-3 Pelly Construction win in U-7 soccer at the Canada Games Centre Thursday.
Jake Charlton opened the scoring for Pelly with his first of three goals in the game. A goal by Pelly’s Zach Wirth-Richard and Charlton’s second made it 3-0 before Moving’s Seth Cary scored before half to move his team within two.
After Hawes’ pair of goals in the second, Pelly’s Damon Kanary had a couple of his own including the game-winner. For his effort Kanary was chosen as his team’s MVP.
“He had lots of energy and was very enthusiastic,” said Pelly Construction coach Craig Charlton.
Dominic Cheeseman scored Pelly’s sixth before Charlton’s hat trick-making third to finish the scoring.
After some consideration, Kayden King was chosen as Moving’s MVP for the game.
“We had a hard time picking an MVP today,” said Pacific coach Darrell Orban. “We chose Kayden because he ran really hard today.”
Soccer Shoppe blanks
In a symmetrical effort, the Soccer Shoppe matched their two first-half goals with two in the second for a 4-0 win over Jacobs’ Industries Thursday evening in U-7 soccer.
The Shoppe’s Ben Shier broke the ice with the game’s first goal and was followed by Destin Aird before the break’s double whistle. According to his coach Derric Lewis, Shier earned his team’s MVP nod, not for the goal, but for his teamwork.
“Since the return from the Christmas break, Ben has been developing two skills, which were consistently displayed tonight: positive communication on the field and his passing,” said Lewis.
The Shoppe’s scorers in the second half were Kaelen Lewis and Austin Au.
The win comes just two days after a 3-1 loss to Pelly Construction, in which Lewis felt his team lacked the necessary energy to adequately contend for the win.
“I just compare it to Tuesday night’s game (against Pelly Construction) and they were so tired,” said Lewis. “They play different sports and they came out Tuesday night and they were just flat. It’s hard to watch when they’re so tired.
“Tonight they were well rested and you could see the little light behind their eyes and they were excited to be here.”
Sharing the Shoppe’s shutout in net were Sean Easton in the first half with Destin Aird and Mayson Peters in the second.
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