Tim McGowan (right) of Vernon Kal Tire puts a few moves on Kelowna ENCO/Executive Flooring defender Manny Almeida in Kelowna Men’s Soccer League 35+ Division action Thursday night at Marshall Field #2.

Tim McGowan (right) of Vernon Kal Tire puts a few moves on Kelowna ENCO/Executive Flooring defender Manny Almeida in Kelowna Men’s Soccer League 35+ Division action Thursday night at Marshall Field #2.

Kal Tire captures 35+ regular season title

Vernon Kal Tire FC beats Kelowna ENCO/Executive Flooring 6-0 to clinch first place in Kelowna Men's Soccer League 35+ Division

Vernon Kal Tire FC clinched the regular season title in the Kelowna Men’s Soccer League’s 35+ division on their home pitch Thursday.

Kal Tire scored a convincing 6-0 win over Kelowna ENCO/Executive Flooring at Marshall Field to improve their record to a league-best 15-1-2 with three weeks to go in the season prior to playoffs.

Duane Dennis sparked the tiremen early on with an assist and two goals through lots of hard work and lots of hustle.

Mark Budgen used his Monashee surveying skills to redirect a ball for his goal.  Bryan Schenker got one as he showed his one-on-one skills, beating a defender and finishing on an empty net.

Rod Valdivieso hit a shot off a Schenker pass after Schenker hustled to steal the ball.  Schenker almost got a second goal at the start of the second half when he ran up to take the pass back from a ENCO midfielder, but just missed the top corner.

Rounding out the scoring was Jesse Knight, who was put in and beat the keeper with a low shot.  Earning the shutout was Iain Butler, who stopped two breakaways in the first few minutes and had a couple of well-timed sprawls late in the game.

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Ken Rath and Denis Chabot each scored twice to lift Vernon Kal Tire to a 6-2 win over Summerland in a match played Thursday in Lake Country.

Roger Irving and Glen Jones added singles, both set up by Mark DeVolder.

Gord Campbell, window installer, was named Mr. Clean Man of the Match after rushing back in an-against-all-odds defensive move to steal the ball from a Summerland opponent in what would have been a sure goal.

Kal Tire improves to 8-5-2 on the year.

Vernon Silver Stars got four goals from Liverpool import Phil McNally in an 8-2 romp over Kelowna North Country.

The victory lifted the Stars into sole possession of third place with a record of 10-5-0.

(Big) Dave Gould was stellar in goal, making a number of saves including one on a penalty kick.

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Peggy Schepp and Azra Cawley combined for the clean sheet as Sir Winston’s Attack downed the Fantastic Four 2-0 at Marshall Field Thursday.

Laurie Chickloski scored on a chip shot from 18 yards out while Shelby Fisher added the insurance makrer on a breakaway from 40 yards out.

Sam Orr had an amazing game at centre back for the Attack, running players down and taking control of the ball.

It was the second straight game the Fantastic Four played with nine players.

Taylor Weixl and Kris Ponto shared keeper duties, aided by excellent work from Karinda Mcgaw and Brooke Hackle running sweeper/centre-mid alone.

The OTC Sunterra Sistas beat the hard-working, relentless Green Rockets 6-0 at Marshall Field Thursday.

Deanna Baker scored twice while singles went to Becky Birbilis, Kim Sylvester, Tania Wiachowsky and, returning from vacation, Carmen Kinniburgh.

Wendy Nadeau recorded the shutout for the Sistas, whose back line of Amber Arnold, Cara Van Tol, Crystal Flasch, Amy Fitchett, Michelle Mulholland and Birbilis earned their water breaks, thanks to the multiple chances created by the Rockets.

 

 

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