Sports

Co-ed soccer tourney features thrilling finals

Sarah Rhodes, right, of the Death Hammers takes on Rebecca Swan of Play Fair and Have Fun during the A final of the Turf Burn co-ed seven-a-side soccer tournament at West Shore Parks and Recreation. The Death Hammers won 3-2 and Rhodes was named female MVP. - Don Descoteau/News staff
Sarah Rhodes, right, of the Death Hammers takes on Rebecca Swan of Play Fair and Have Fun during the A final of the Turf Burn co-ed seven-a-side soccer tournament at West Shore Parks and Recreation. The Death Hammers won 3-2 and Rhodes was named female MVP.
— image credit: Don Descoteau/News staff

The Death Hammers grabbed an early lead and never relinquished it, winning the Saanich Fusion FC Turf Burn co-ed soccer tournament ‘A’ final 3-2 over Play Fair and Have Fun.

The championship game, played Sunday afternoon under the hot sun on the lower fields at West Shore Parks and Recreation, culminated a three-day event that saw the finalists play seven or eight matches in all.

The Death Hammers went 4-0 in the round-robin portion of the tournament, then won three more games in the single-knockout playoff round before Sunday’s ‘A’ final.

Play Fair Have Fun also posted a 4-0 round-robin record, but received a first-round playoff bye as the number 1 team overall, meaning they needed just two more wins to advance to the final.

Hammers’ goalkeeper Deep Gahunia, who made a number of acrobatic saves in the final, was named the men’s most valuable player, while teammate Sarah Rhodes earned the women’s MVP award.

The B division saw winless Power Rangers and VIFL Futsal, who finished 26th and 27th, respectively, out of 30 teams in round robin play, put together three straight wins each to meet in the consolation final.

The Power Rangers came away with a 4-1 victory, helped by female MVP Sasja Cross. Men’s MVP was Jeevan Manhas of Futsal.

With moneys still being tallied at the Gazette’s press time, the tournament raised close to $8,000 for the Saanich Fusion soccer club, with another $400 raised for KidSport Victoria through a raffle.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Watch the fur fly
 
Update: Cause of Herd Road cottage fire pending
 
Riders prep for track nationals with workouts at Colwood velodrome
Royals practice and play on Sooke Ice
 
Sooke Halibut Festival 2011
 
Successive Soccer Successes for Sooke
Alberni tops at badminton North Islands
 
Generals take on both ends of VIJHL
 
Big plays put Bulldogs in semifinals

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.