Peninsula Co-op Highlanders on roll as they prepare to face Metro-Ford SC

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James Nielsen, Highlanders Communications

June 13, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Peninsula Co-op women will be looking to continue their longest winning streak of the season when they face the Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC this Sunday at Coquitlam Towncentre, kick-off is set for 3:00 pm.

After struggling to find the back of the net in the early games of the season, the women’s offense has ignited during their win streak, with the first-team netting an impressive 13 goals through three games while only allowing two goals against in total.

In addition to finding their scoring touch, the women have not only moved up in overall Pacific Coast Soccer League (PCSL) standings, but in individual leaders as well. The Highlanders currently feature three players in the top-ten in PCSL scoring heading into the weekend, with Abbi Raymer, Jackie Harrison and Liz Hansen all currently having four goals apiece.

The women have also had to overcome a lack of regulars in the starting line-up, with several 16-year-old players coming in to fill the vacant positions left by players that could not participate in previous weekend matches due to scheduling conflicts. Of the call-ups to the lineup, 16-year-old Jamie Cawley made such an impact during her time with the first-team that Head Coach Dave Dew signed the former Highlanders development player as a regular for the remainder of the 2013 campaign.

Since returning from Canada’s national EXCELeration camp in May, Katie Kraeutner has also made her presence felt on the Highlanders roster, including their most recent match, where Krauetner posted a goal and two assists and received Bayview Player of the Match honours for the June 8th tilt against TSS Academy. The Highlanders won by a convincing 6-1 margin.

Metro-Ford SC currently sit at seventh in the PCSL standings with seven points. They have won two games, lost five games and drawn one. They have scored 13 goals while allowing 21 against with Stephanie Russo leading the team in scoring with four goals on the season. After getting shut-out 3-0 on Tuesday against North Shore Girls SC, Metro-Ford SC will be looking to bounce back with a win against the Highlanders.

The next men’s home match takes place on Friday, June 14th at 7pm against the North Sound SeaWolves, for more information please visit www.victoriahighlandersfc.com

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