An early second-half goal proved to be the difference maker Saturday afternoon in the final of the Third Annual Valentine’s Co-ed Futsal Tournament.
Linsday Thiessen scored near the midway mark of the second half to lead Carrie’s Team to a 1-0 final win over Drunk and Looking to Score.
For their efforts, Carrie’s Team were awarded $400. The runner-ups also earned a cool $200 on the weekend. The tournament was co-hosted by the Williams Lake Men’s and Ladies’ Soccer Leagues.
Rules of the tournament required two men and two women be on the floor at all times, along with a goaltender. The catch — men weren’t allowed to shoot or score during the tournament, which caused some creative play throughout the weekend.
The tournament is a fundraiser for Williams Lake soccer, who will put the funds toward the construction of a new playground at the Esler Sports Complex soccer fields. As has been customary during the tournament’s two previous stints, both teams in the final donated their winnings back to Williams Lake soccer.
The battle for third place saw Ashlee Turatus lead Bayern Neverluse score two goals to lead her team over Moosemeat, 2-1. Tanya Iachetta scored the lone goal for Moosemeat.
Semifinal play saw Carrie’s team get past Bayern Neverluse, 3-0, while Drunk and Looking to Score edged Moosemeat, 1-0.
Following the final match a fundraising auction and social was held at the Oliver Street Bar and Grill, featuring several items donated by local businesses.