Island teams falter in downsized Pacific Cup

Sooke Celtic survive Round 1 of the Pacific Cup, champions league-type soccer tournament between the Island and Fraser Valley leagues

Sooke Celtic is the lone team from the senior men’s Vancouver Island Soccer League to make it through the first round of the Pacific Cup of the champions league-type tournament between the VISL and Fraser Valley Soccer League.

Round 1 took place with four games on Saturday.

Sooke came back from a 2-0 deficit to upset North Delta 3-2 in penalty kicks. Poco defeated Vic West FC 3-2 at Port Coquitlam and Saanich Fusion lost 2-1 in penalty kicks to Coastal Peace Arch at Tyndall Park in Saanich. Bays United looked to have a win wrapped up over Langley at Finlayson field, but Langley came back from being down 2-1 with 14 minutes left to beat the Bays 3-2.

The Vancouver Metro Soccer League dropped out of the Pacific Cup for 2012-13, shrinking the tournament to two leagues, and just eight teams.

In VISL men’s Div. 1 play on the weekend Brady Neil scored the only goal for Gorge FC as they lost 3-1 to Saltspring FC at Salt Spring. Cowichan drubbed the Castaways 6-1 with Kenny Howell scoring the only Castaways goal.

Nanaimo shutout the Prospect Lake Lakers 1-0 on a goal by Kyle Bate.

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