Ryan McQuillan, Highlanders Communications
June 6, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Peninsula Co-op Highlanders return home to Victoria to play back-to-back games this weekend at Royal Athletic Park.
After picking up their second win of the season last weekend against Abbotsford FC, they hope to carry the momentum forward and pick up two additional wins, creating a winning streak and moving up the ranks in the Pacific Coast Soccer League’s (PCSL) Premier Women’s division. The Highlanders currently stand at 2-1-2 and are fourth place in the league having played at least one game in hand with all of the teams above them.
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The Highlanders first test sees them face TSS Academy Saturday, June 8th at 4:30 at Royal Athletic Park. The game will kick-off a Highlander double-header, with the Highlanders’ Men’s first team playing immediately after. TSS Academy faced Abbotsford FC on June 4th and lost 1-0. They currently stand eighth in the league with 1-1-3. Katie Bishop has scored half the goals for TSS Academy with two.
Sunday, June 9th, Abbotsford FC is in town to take on the Highlanders at Tyndall Park. Kick-off is at 2pm. Abbotsford FC is looking to build off their first win of the season and begin to move up in the standings. They are currently last in the league with a record of 1-0-5, having earned their only three points against TSS Academy off a goal by Megan Webster who has scored the only two goals for Abbotsford FC this season. They play Thursday night against Fraser Valley Action.
“They may be a little lower rank, but any given day any team’s capable of taking points from one another. We can’t be too confident and have go out and play the same way whether it’s against the Whitecaps or any other team,” said Head Coach Dave Dew. “If we want to make a playoff spot then we have to continue to collect points, especially when we’re at home.”
The Highlanders are looking to finish the weekend with six more points than they began with. The two teams are capable defenders but have not seemed to find their scoring touch at this point in the season. Liz Hansen, Jaclyn Sawicki and Jackie Harrison all have two goals apiece on the season with Katie Krautner, Abigail Rhaymer and Kristen Livingstone each with one.
For more information about this weekend’s matches, please visit www.victoriahighlandersfc.com