Kickoff to soccer season has begun at Lake City secondary where the school’s junior boys’ Falcons soccer team hosted the Peter Skene Ogden Eagles Wednesday afternoon in an exhibition.
Playing a much more experienced Eagles squad consisting of players grades 8-12, the Falcons — with players in just grades 8 and 9 — held their own, falling 5-2 at the school’s Columneetza Campus in front of cheering peers and teachers.
During the weekend, the Falcons opened its season with a 5-1 defeat against the Eagles in 100 Mile House.
“It’s great for us to get the junior players involved at an early age and they’re always pumped to play in front of the school,” Eagles coach Sean Glanville said.
“Our side ranged from grades 8-12 so eventually our older kids’ size and strength won out, but [the Falcons] showed a lot of skill.”
Scoring for the Falcons in the match were Calvin Croswell and Ben Airey.
“The boys played very well and didn’t give up when 100 Mile scored their third,” said Falcons coach George Fraser. “In the second half our boys stepped up and didn’t let off until the final whistle. They showed great fortitude against a team of mostly senior players by bearing down and not backing down on 50/50 balls.”