Another week of games completed after week number eight in South Cariboo Minor Soccer Association (SCMSA) action. The year-end tournament is getting closer as each week passes. Eleven matches in total were played at the many fields that are used around the league in the four divisions. Games were played on May 27 and May 29.
Prior to the games being played this week, SCMSA took part in the annual May Ball Parade in Clinton. It was a rainy day, but that didn’t dampen the moods of the players participating on the float. Melissa Painter spearheaded the float for the event this year. They handed out freezies in the rain and had the community dancing to their loud music. The float won second place in the youth category. Congratulations to all involved.
Clinton was not the only community participating in community events. Lytton soccer players were also included in their Victoria Long weekend festival: Lytton May Days. During these events, Lytton players took part in their parade and games were also held between each one of the four Lytton teams and the parents. Again, it was a rainy weekend, but fun was had by all.
With four weeks left there are still enough games for teams to move up in the standings in league play. Teams now have the element of the hotter weather. Soccer in desert climate is nothing new to these players, but still not an easy task. Lots of water and shade is always a good way to compete with the heat. The league, parents and head coaches do a great job to make sure all players stay cool and hydrated.
Here are week eight’s match results.
Monday, May 27
Haver and Boeker (Ashcroft) vs. Lillooet Lions: 7–2
Bri Stone (Lillooet) vs. Logan Lake: 4–0
Kal Tire (Ashcroft) vs. Cayuse Flats (Lillooet) (Played in Lillooet): 0–5
Sage Hills (Ashcroft) vs. Lytton (Played in Lytton): 2–6
River Inn (Ashcroft) vs. Logan Lake (Played in Logan Lake): 5–8
Wednesday, May 29
Quality Glass (Ashcroft) vs. Clinton: 1–0
Second Time Around (Ashcroft) vs. A&W (Lillooet)) (Played in Lillooet): 4–0
Winner’s Edge (Lillooet) vs. Lytton (Played in Lytton): 1–3
U7 (all games played in Ashcroft) (scores not recorded)
Daka Ventures (Ashcroft) vs. Driver Take Home (Ashcroft)
Bear Claw Lodge (Ashcroft) vs. Lillooet
Logan Lake vs Lytton