The Lake City Secondary Falcons senior boys’ soccer team will compete at the 2014 Provincial Soccer Championships.
The Falcons hosted the North Central ‘AAA’ Zone Championships last weekend in Williams Lake at the LCSS Columneetza Campus Friday and Saturday.
Williams Lake knocked off the Correlieu Clan of Quesnel Saturday, 5-3, in the final.
“It was a great game,” said Falcons’ head coach Brian Hansen. “A little too close.”
Quesnel struck first near the five minute mark before the Falcons began to apply offensive pressure. By half time the Falcons had blasted off to a 4-1 lead.
“[But] a red card late in the half meant we’d be a player short for the rest of the game,” Hansen said. “The fatigue of being a player short began to show [in the second half].”
With 15 minutes left in the game the Clan had narrowed the lead to 4-3 and were carrying the majority of the play in Lake City’s end.
“Quesnel had several very skilled players but [we] did a great job of being patient and blocking the attack outside of the 18-yard box and took away almost all shooting opportunities,” Hansen said.
With just 10 minutes left in the final Williams Lake seized an opportunity on the counter attack and tallied one more goal which proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Quesnel.
Goal scorers in the championship were Justin Hansen, Brandon Schick, Rylen Williamson, Kevin Yang and Ryan Gannon.
Prior to the final the Falcons beat the Clan in its first game of the tournament, 6-4, before knocking off North Peace secondary of Fort St. John, 3-1.
The team will now travel to Burnaby from Nov. 20-22 to compete at the ‘AAA’ Provincial Soccer Championships.