Double cups for Peace Arch U13 boys
When the Peace Arch United U13s hit the soccer pitch at provincials next month, they’ll be looking to add to a trophy case that’s already plenty full.
Already this season, the U13 Div. 1 boys squad has captured two championships – the league cup and, most recently, the Delta District Cup, which they claimed after a 4-2 win over North Delta earlier this month.
In the district final on March 3, North Delta took an early 1-0 lead on a breakaway goal but Peace Arch knotted the scored at 1-1 soon after, when Oscar Patel Thompson scored on a penalty shot, which he was awarded after being hauled down in the penalty area on the previous play.
Delta scored once more before halftime, but Peace Arch turned the tide in the second half, first on a goal from Matt Mosher, who converted after a great setup from Justin Koprowski and Malachi McMullen.
Koprowski made it 3-2 for PAU later in the half, when he converted on yet another penalty kick, and Mosher tallied his second of the game when, after taking a pass from Patel Thompson, he slid the ball past the North Delta keeper from a tight angle.
Defensively, PAU was led by Matthew Brown, Brayden Lyons and Seth Hayward, while Jakob Graves, Dawson Ribiero, Max Marra and James Bogart also played well for the victorious Peace Arch crew.
Peace Arch United now prepares for the BC Coastal Cup provincial tournament, which begins in April.