By James Nielsen, Highlanders Communications – Photos by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)
May 5, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Highlander FC kicked off their 2013 Pacific Development League season with a victory, tallying three goals against the Kitsap Pumas.
Thomas Mallet broke the deadlock in the 17th minute of play with Brett Levis earning an assist. Mallet nearly netted a second in the 26th minute, firing a shot right above the crossbar.
Defender Kalem Scott of the Highlanders kick the ball out from underneath a Puma player. Scott would be given a yellow card on the play – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )
Highlander Thomas Mallette has his eye on a Puma ball in the midfield Saturday against the Kitsap Pumas at RAP – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )
Enthusiastic young Highlander fans display their swagg while enjoying the 2013 home opener of the Victoria Highlanders season – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )
Brett Levis increased the lead to 2-0 in the 65th minute, lobbing a ball over goaltender Dustin Brym that found the back of the net.
A Kitsap Puma tries to run down the ball while hearing the footsteps of two Highlander players behind him – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )
Highlander J. Campbell presses the ball past midfield against the Kitsap Pumas Saturday night at RAP – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )
Newcomer to the Highlanders, Brett Levis takes to the air to head this ball away – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )
Jordie Hughes added the final tally during the 75th minute match when he finessed a ball past the Pumas goalkeeper.
Fourth year Highlander veteran Jordie Hughes takes high job seriously as he helped command the ball and a win for his team of the Kitsap Pumas in the Highlanders home opener – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )
Kitsap looked to get on the scoreboard when they were assessed a penalty shot in the 77th minute. However, a low strike to the right corner was denied by Highlanders goalkeeper Joel Wilson.
Thomas Mallette of the Highlanders ( and the Uvic Vikes ) ran circles around the opposition Saturday night, dazzling the crowd with his fancy footworkv– Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )
Highlander newcomer striker Brett Levis from the collegiate University of Saskatchewan Huskies runs the ball upfield. Levis would score his first homefield goal Saturday against the Pumas – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )
- Thomas Mallette (17′), Assists: Brett Levis
- Brett Levis (65′) Assists: Craig Gorman
- Jordie Hughes (75′) Assists: Brett Levis
- Yellow Cards:
- VHFC Scott Kalem (32′)
- VHFC Andrew Ravenhill (50′)
- Kitsap Ben Gordon (90′)