DeVolder strikes twice for tiremen

Mark DeVolder collects deuce as Vernon Kal Tire stuffs West Kelowna 3-1 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League play.

Weary after getting back from a business trip to Singapore, Mark DeVolder had trouble figuring out which end was his in hurricane-like weather Thursday night at Marshall Field #3.

The jetlag didn’t stop the speedy striker from running hard and scoring twice as Vernon Kal Tire toppled West Kelowna 3-1 in Okanagan Oldtimers 50+ Soccer League play.

DeVolder took a long and high cross into the wind from Mike Lloyd, outran a defender and chipped the ball over the keeper for the insurance tally in the second half. DeVolder earned the La Senza Man of the Match with fullback Grant Badgero earning honourable mention.

Denis Chabot jumped up and one-footed a blistering Lloyd corner into the right side of the net for 6-2 Kal Tire’s first goal.

West Kelowna nicely converted a free kick, after an Erv Schur foul, when former NHLer Glen Cochrane’s chip shot fooled keeper Gord Campbell.

The Silver Stars bowed 2-0 to the Kelowna Kickers at Kettle Valley Park, falling to 2-3-2.

Centerline Attack earned their first win of the Division 2 women’s league by stopping Capri Insurance 2-0 Thursday night at Marshall Field #2.

Kris Ponto and Kim Seymour scored for Centreline, whose keepers Allie Giesbrecht and Anna Clarke shared the shutout.

Clarke sparkled in her first game as forward/keeper, while amazing work was turned in by defender/forward Erika Jones and midfielder Megan Mackus,

The Sunterra Custom Homes Sista’s beat NOU 1-0 in Division 2 women’s play Thursday night at Marshall #4.

Deanna Baker buried a rebound off a Jennie Currie shot for the game’s only goal.