Under wet conditions, the Vancouver-Squamish (Zone 5) boys’ soccer team took an early lead and beat the team from Cariboo-North East (Zone 8), 4-0. Despite the pouring rain, the boys from both teams gave it their best efforts. By the end of the first half, Vancouver-Squamish had a lead of 3-0 and scored once more to claim their first victory at the BC Summer Games.
“We could’ve started stronger”, explained 12-year-old Colburn Pearce, a player with Cariboo-North East.
“Supervising mom” Julie Kerr, whose son plays as the goalie for Cariboo-North East, says the boys have been training throughout the summer in Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake, and 100 Mile House.
“It’s a big trip for them”, she said.
The players, who started their trip to Surrey from their hometown on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., reached Chilliwack at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday and then they travelled to Cloverdale.
Although the Cariboo-North East players seemed slightly gloomy after their first game, their coach encouraged them to wipe off their “funeral faces.”