Stars dust off Ogopogos

John Matejicka and Andrew Whiston each supplied two goals as the Vernon Liquor Store Stars outlasted Big O Tire-Turn-Key Ogopogos 6-4.

They have scored 10 goals in two games and appear serious about finishing top-four in the Capri Insurance Men’s Over 45 Soccer League.

John Matejicka and Andrew Whiston each supplied two goals as the Vernon Liquor Store Stars outlasted Big O Tire-Turn-Key Ogopogos 6-4 Monday night at Marshall Field #1.

Paul McArdle and Rick Danyluk also scored for the 2-0 Stars, who led 4-1 at the half.

Mark Wasylyk, Ruben Cervantes, Bryan Schenker, on a penalty kick, and Brad Conlin, with a fantastic corker, replied for Big O (0-2).

In other action, the North Country Appraisals Kickers went to 2-0 with a tight 2-1 decision over the Okanagan Spring Camels at Rutland Field #3.

The first half was fairly even but North Country hit the board first as Steve Reston picked up a rebound and fired it past keeper Dave Dutcher.

The Camels tied it up early in the second half after a wild scramble with Rob Hulstein converteing from Rick Raber.

North Country responded as Fritz Berenyi sent a nice pass to Steve Frost who walked in and slotted it far corner. The Humpbacks dropped to 1-1.

The Kelowna Rented Mules also improved to 2-0 by clipping Vernon Bosman Accounting 2-1 at Rutland #2.

It was scoreless at the break before the Mules busted loose for two goals in five minutes, early in the second half.

Harry Dehaas took a feed from Glenn Mosher and beat keeper Yogi Kongsdorf just minutes before Mosher outraced Kongsdorf to a loose ball at the 30-yard line and walked in the second goal.

Rookie midfielder Rolf Hirschkorn outguessed keeper Blair Forrest with a blistering penalty kick in the late going for 0-2 Bosman.

Penticton United joined the club at 2-0 by shutting down Brandt’s Creek Pub 3-0 at Kelowna City Park.

In Kelowna Men’s 35+ Soccer League play, Kal Tire had no subs but pulled out a 2-1 win over host Penticton for their second straight win.

Play went both ways to start and then Jesse Knight broke free and beat the Penticton keeper with a little poke. About 15 minutes later, Kal  Tire’s midfield played a great passing game that led to Darren Nobrega getting free and putting the ball in the net. Penticton came back with a shot off the crossbar and out.

In the second half, play again went back and forth for the first 30 minutes before some notable chances. Penticton had the first opportunity, but midfielder Tim McGowan helped out Tiremen keeper Iain Butler out as McGowan made a Karate Kid Kick to save the ball on the goal line.

Midfielder Tyler Johnson almost had the same happen when he was robbed by a Penticton defender after beating the keeper.  Penticton scored in the dying minutes.

Butler made great saves and also got great support from Ryan Sharp.

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There are still teams looking for players in Division 2, Masters and Super 8 leagues.