Two days isn’t much of a season, but it’s better than no season at all.
This weekend’s Yukon High School Soccer Championship saw four senior teams and five junior teams battle it out for territorial footy honours.
“We only had a week to practice, but we came together pretty quick,” said Vanier’s Alejandro Pulido, after his team thumped FH Collins 5-1 in Saturday’s senior final.
With a wicked wind blowing across the pitch, Vanier dominated for the entire 90 minutes.
“We actually scored most of our goals against the wind,” said Vanier’s Jeff Hills. Vanier posted two wins and a tie in the round robin.
FH Collins fielded two senior teams, team 1 lost in the final, finishing second overall with two wins and a loss in the round robin. The second FH team dropped three straight losses, and lost the bronze to the Porter Creek Rams.
Porter Creek posted one win, one loss, and one tie in the round robin.
In the junior tournament FH Collins again fielded two teams. FH Collins 2 beat Vanier’s Juniors in a very tight 1-0 win at the George White Field. FH 2 went undefeated in four games, allowing only five goals while scoring 15.
Vanier went into the last game undefeated, and missed out on several good chances in front of the FH net in the dying minutes of play.
Porter Creek’s juniors finished third, followed by FH Collins team 1 and the Watson Lake Bears.
The high school sports season continues with Wednesday’s mountain bike series, and shifts to volleyball next, with the Early Bird Volleyball Tournament next weekend.