Morning Star Staff
The Penticton Pinnacles dispatched Vernon Kal Tire 3-1 in Tree Brewing Kelowna Men’s Soccer League 35+ action Thursday night at Beasley Park in Lake Country.
Penticton (9-8-2) struck first when a controversial penalty in the 18 was called on Ryan Sharp, who was called for a hand ball when he actually had a high foot of Penticton forward Sam Wingham.
Wingham finished the penalty, giving Iain Butler no chance.
A few minutes later, Glenn Allan scored his 10th of the season on a scramble from a sharp angle. Geoff Straight almost supplied a go-ahead goal but was pulled off the ball and the call was missed. Butler made a couple of great stops late in the half to keep it square.
Kal Tire, who clinched the league title last week, had a few chances but could not find the net in the final 45. With about 15 minutes left, a Penticton midfielder hit a crushing shot that made it 2-1.
With Kal Tire (15-2-2) pushing for the equalizer, a turnover in the midfield led to a feed to Wingham, who got in behind the defence and finished with a good low shot.
Kal Tire was missing a few key players such as leading scorer Jesse Knight (16 snipes), midfielder/defenders Tim McGowan and Damian Adams. Kal Tire battles Lake Country Thursday night.
Nigel Clack rang up a deuce as Silver Stars stopped the Summerland Rockets 4-2 in 55+ men’s play Thursday night at Constable Neil Bruce Field in West Kelowna.
Dick Markin and Rob Ross produced singles for the Stars on a scorching hot night. Big Dave Gould made some spectacular saves in both halves, his 6-foot-8 frame defying the odds and gravity time and time again.
On the field just a few feet away, Vernon Kal Tire was stuffed 5-0 by Penticton TC Auto.
Slick striker Tony Munoz scored twice on breakaways in the opening six minutes to spark Penticton (13-2-2). Peter Toth and Daryl Pace buried 20-yard rockets past a helpless Yogi Kongsdorf, while the Tiremen (8-6-2) put one in their own net.
Tony Sheremeta recorded the easy shutout.
OTC/Sunterra Sistas 3 brushed back Centerline Attack 3-2 in women’s Division 2 play Thursday night at Marshall Field #3.
Andrea Zubot scored off a throw-in from Tania Wirachowsky as Sistas grabbed an early lead before Brandi Wejr of the Attack levelled the score.
Diane Neudorf set up Kim Sylvester for a beauty shot to end half at 2-1 Sistas.
Wejr tied things early in the second half before Deanna Baker sent Neudorf on a run and Neudorf converted the winner with 5 minutes to play. Wendy Nadeau was bold in net for Sistas.
The Green Rockets upended the Fantastic Four 6-2 at Marshall #5.
It was 2-0 Rockets at recess with Fantastic Four equalizing early in the second half with goals by Brooke Hackle and Emma Louie.
The tie held for a while, but the Rockets erupted with four goals in the last 15 minutes. One deflected off keeper Kris Ponto and the others were one-one battles.
The Little Tex Outlaws won 1-0 by default over the shorthanded Peacock Sheridan Group in a Division 1 match scheduled for Thursday night.