Falcons flying into provincials

Falcons head to provincials on undefeated streak.

The A. L. Fortune Falcons of Enderby are undefeated as they fine tune their play for the B.C. Senior A Boys Soccer Championships, Nov. 2-5, in Whistler.

Terry Shykora’s crew defended the Township Cup against the Pleasant Valley Saints with a 2-0 victory last Friday in front of a large crowd of cheering hometown fans.

“The Falcons played very sound soccer at every position and controlled the ball well most of the game,” said Shykora. “Travis Fox had an easy day in goal with the support of a strong defence led by Jax Puchinger and Caleb Halvorson.

“Midfielders Sten Korver, Brendan Shykora and Levi Verlaan controlled the ball well, feeding it to the forwards, especially Sheldon Croken, Luke Tompkins, and Brendan Honeyman, who had numerous scoring chances.”

A. L. Fortune opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Korver raced in and knocked in a rebound. About 10 minutes later, Croken raced through the defence, beating the PVSS defenders to a penetrating pass. He finished it off with a sweet shot to the corner.

The score could have been higher except for a couple of missed breaks and shots off the crossbar by Croken and Halvorson.

The Falcons are gaining momentum as the season progresses and some key players are get over nagging injuries. They are undefeated against other single ‘A’ schools and have only one regulation defeat in league play versus the Seaton Sonics.

They have victories over the VSS Panthers and King’s Christian (Salmon Arm) and tied Kalamalka Lakers and PVSS in regulation time before losing in shootouts. The Falcons hosted Kings Christian on Thursday and entertain the Eagle River Talons of Sicamous Tuesday.

The Valley are Oct. 20-21 in Salmon Arm.

The rest of the Falcons are: Mitchell Bremner, Matthew Bennett, Dylan Gosgnach, Austin Prevost, Brenden Kjelgren, Jaden Hay, Mytch Andriash and Evan Campagnolo.


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