June 18,2014(ISN) – VICTORIA – The Peninsula Co-op Highlanders will have the opportunity to continue their impressive start to the 2014 Pacific Coast Soccer League season this weekend, facing Mid Isle Highlanders on Friday at 7 p.m. before returning to Hampton Park to square off against TSS Academy at 12:30 pm for the first time this year.
Last weekend, the Highlanders continued their early season success with a 3-2 victory at home against the Vancouver Whitecaps. Sarah Douglas converted on a penalty kick early, while Katie Kraeutner and Liz Hansen added goals in the second half. The Highlanders now sit second in PCSL standings with nine points. To date, the squad has registered nine goals for while allowing five against. Emma Greig leads Victoria with three goals after earning a hat-trick against Fraser Valley Action.
The first match of the weekend sees the Highlanders up against Mid Isle Highlanders, who have struggled at both ends of the pitch so far this season. The squad has lost the first three matches of the year white getting outscored 17-0. Their last match against Whitecaps FC left much to be desired, as the team was blown out 9-0 on home turf. Three straight losses have Mid Isle sitting at the bottom of the table.
After a one-day break, the women will return to Hampton Park to take on TSS Academy on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. TSS has split their opening four games this season with two wins and two losses. They will be looking to rebound from a June 3, 6-0 loss against the Whitecaps as well. Overall, the team has posted seven goals for and nine against, currently sitting in fourth-place in the six-team league.
The Co-op Highlanders head to Ladysmith for Friday’s match against Mid Isle with kick-off set for 7 p.m.. They then return home to Hampton Park, Sunday at 12:30 p.m. to face TSS Academy in the fifth game of their PCSL season.