Peninsula Co-op Highlander​s Take On NSGSC Eagles


Ryan McQuillan, Highlanders Communications

June 20, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – This Sunday, Peninsula Co-op Highlanders (5-1-2) host NSGSC Eagles (5-4-1) and are looking for their fifth straight victory. The Eagles are fourth in the Pacific Coast Soccer League, just one point behind Victoria. The Highlanders have two games in hand and can get back to second place in the league with a win.

North Shore Girls Soccer Club, playing out of North Vancouver, had a rough start to open their season. They were blown out three times consecutively, but have since bounced back and are aiming for their fourth straight win. Kristin Buchan ranks sixth in the league scoring with five goals.

Peninsula Co-op Highlanders Liz Hansen, Jackie Harrison and Abbi Raymer sit in the eighth, ninth and tenth spots of scoring leaders with four goals apiece. Their offensive surge has complimented the Highlanders offense, who have outscored opponents 20-2 in the last four games. Younger players have also been able to see field time, such as recent signing Jayme Cawley, a 16-year-old centre-back who stands tall at 5’11”. 15-year-old centre-midfielder Ella Mosky also debuted for a 25-minute spell in last week’s 7-0 rout of Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC.

Sunday’s upcoming match should prove to be exciting as both teams are heating up and the race for the PCSL’s playoff spots is well underway as all teams are settling into form.