United U12s score victories

United U12s score victories

SOCCER, BOYS REP: Vernon teams in action at home and on road

Vernon United VUB U12 Boys added to their Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League win tally at home Sunday.

United dispatched Kelowna 7-1 under the sunny skies at Marshall Field.

Goalkeeper Dillion Rinkel subbed in for VUZ playing a second game, as their goalkeeper was ill. Rinkel was on fire holding off several shots throughout the match.

The game started off with Hunter Schindel taking a shot but was stopped by their goalie. Lucas Holtz put a good feed to the middle but was shot down by Kelowna. Josh Donison played strong offensively, passing up to Ethan Anderson but his shot fell a bit short. Schindel went up the wing crossed over to Jensen Peterson and in for their starting goal.

Ethan Anderson set up Peterson and his kick can’t be stopped by their goalie for another goal. Kaden O’Connor played strong defence, following through with nice feeds up the wing to support his forwards, and Henry Routley and Jonas McMeeking Walsh were quick on defence and always up for a challenge from their opponents.

Blake Beaton, Chase Cedarholm and Rowan Smith also demonstrated strong defence throughout the game and were there every step to support their keeper.

Anderson passed to Ed Scott followed by a corner kick, which was shutdown by the goalie. Peterson scores again, assisted by Donison. McMeeking Walsh assists to Peterson, scoring another goal for Vernon. Schindel did not give up and this time it paid off scoring the final goal for Vernon.


Vernon United U12 boys Team VUB added another win to the tally on Sunday. Vernon had home turf advantage as they matched up against a Kelowna team under sunny skies at Marshall Field.

In the early minutes of the game a foul called on Kelowna resulted in a blistering free kick from Mitchell Bond, which Eric Anderson tapped in for the first goal of the game.

Anderson’s finely tuned corner kick converted to another goal for Vernon and only moments later he repeated that with another beauty corner kick into the net.

Kelowna slipped one passed Vernon Keeper Dillon Rinkel to make it 3-1, eight minutes into the game.

Kailen Russell made his mark after a series of give and go passes with Bond as they worked together up the field. Bond found Russell one more time to make it 5-1 at the end of the half, giving Russell a deuce.

Jerome Winter had an unassisted goal and Anderson (from Winter) topped it off by ripping one more past the Kelowna keeper making the final score 7-1.

Vernon United played exceptionally well with a solid back line and super defence from Horatio Andow, Matthew Hill Turner and Austan VanDenbrand. Josh Mark, Matt Acob, Rowan Calder and Luca Ariano worked hard in the mid and kept the pressure in the Kelowna zone allowing united to dominate possession. James Richardson was tenacious playing the field in both Mid and Defense and continuously fed the ball into Kelowna’s end so United could finish it off.

Rinkel was full time keeper and played an impressive game.


Vernon Tolko United took on Kamloops at Hillside Stadium Sunday.

Vernon was able to strike first in the first five minutes as Quinn Soon had a great run up the field with a pass to Josiah Falk who had a great shot on net. The ball slipped through the goalie’s hands and Owen Davis was there to finish, opening the scoring.

Just three minutes later, Kamloops was awarded a free kick and capitalized, sneaking it pass Vernon keeper Gage Stoll.

Vernon had many great chances owning a lot of the play.

Unfortunately Kamloops were awarded some free kicks and scored on two of them.

Final score 3-1 for Kamloops.

Vernon played very well and coach Rick Ogasawara had many praises for his players.


Tolko Vernon United u13 boys played in Kelowna and Kamloops this weekend.

On Saturday, Tolko faced Kelowna United V. The boys played a strong offensive game and Justin Ruscheinsky and Jonathan Fraser-Monroe fronted the net for Vernon.

Early in the game, Levi Koroll scored on a cross from a corner kick and the boys went into the half with a lead. Vernon came out strong in the second half, pushing Kelowna into a defensive mode. Landon Janke scored on a great shot that rebounded into the net into the off the inside post. Alex Kazimer was able to capitalize on a penalty kick. Jonah Strachan and Owen Challen put the final points on the sheet for the 5-0 shutout.

On Sunday in Kamloops, Vernon United played Kamloops D for the first time this season. Vernon put three goals on the board very early on with a PK by Carter Leahy and great finishes by Marcus Erho and Cash Anderson. Kamloops rallied to the tie the score right before the end of the first half. Challen battled against the tough defence to get the go ahead point and Vernon took the 4-3 victory.


It was another thrilling and exhausting Sunday for the Tolko Vernon United U11 boys in Salmon Arm this past weekend. With a three-player swap during the week, Team Lockwood continued to improve with a close loss against Salmon Arm, 5-3, and a tie with Kelowna United 2-2.

Vernon was up 3-2 on Salmon Arm early in the second half thanks to two goals by Charlie Erickson and a precision strike by newcomer Logan Andrew. Unfortunately, a lack of focus and some tired legs led to two quick goals against with the last 10 minutes a see-saw battle to the bitter end.

The Kelowna United game was a physical outing with multiple players from both teams subbing out due to bumps and bruises. Vernon was the first on the board for the first time this year thanks to a third goal of the day for Erickson. A booming shot 20 yards out by Kelowna tied it up and a questionable call in the box against Vernon led to a further tally for Kelowna but, undeterred, Conrad Halloran’s quick response pulled Vernon even.

The coach experimented with some new positions for the players with Dane Beaton showing excellent footwork both as central defender and right wing and Griffin Trickey, usually an attacking winger, had a go at defence. Liam Greenan, off on an extended holiday since the season opener, had a solid outing in central midfield and Lyndon Carleton played between the posts for both games with his usual acrobatic flair and fearlessness.