Highlanders’ reserves look to gain ground in playoff race
VICTORIA – With their Pacific Coast Soccer League seasons winding down, the Victoria Highlanders men’s reserves and the Peninsula Co-op Highlanders women’s reserves will be looking to gain valuable points this weekend as they challenge for playoff spots. The Co-op Highlanders women’s reserves will look for their third straight victory and a chance to claim top spot in their table.
Meanwhile, the Highlanders men’s reserves will be looking to get back into the win column after a hard fought loss to Mid Isle.
WOMEN’S RESERVES LOOK TO MOVE CLOSER TO TOP SPOT IN TABLE
The women’s reserve team is coming off a 1-0 victory over TSS Academy Red on Saturday, June 28. Olivia Vezza supplied the only offence needed in the match and helped lead the Highlanders to their second straight victory.
Up next for the women’s reserves is West Vancouver FC on Sunday, July 6 at Hampton Park. Kick-off his set for 2:00 p.m. This will be the second meeting of the season between these two teams with the previous meeting ending in a 3-2 win for WVFC on Sunday, June 1. WVFC is coming off a 2-1 loss to TSS Academy Black, and currently sits fourth in the table with a 4-3-0 record. The women’s reserves will look to improve on their second place ranking in their table and their 6-1-2 record.
MEN’S RESERVES PREPARE FOR KELOWNA UNITED
The men’s reserves are coming off a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Mid Isle Highlanders on Thursday, July 3. Victoria’s lone goal came off the foot of Hayden White. Before the Mid Isle match, the men’s reserves claimed a convincing 5-0 victory over Chilliwack FC on Sunday, June 29. The Highlanders’ offence for that game was powered by a Jyotish Khanna hat trick, and goals from Justin Atwal and Callum Montgomery.
Up next for the men’s reserves is Kelowna United on Sunday, July 6 at Tyndall Park. Kick-off is set for 12:30 p.m. This will be the second meeting of the season between these clubs with the previous meeting being a 3-0 win for Kelowna United on Sunday, June 15. Kelowna United is coming off a 1-1 draw against West Vancouver FC, and currently sits fifth in their table with a 1-4-3 record. The men’s reserves will be looking for their second straight win and to improve their 3-3-2 record, good enough for third in the table.
For more information on our reserve teams please visit www.highlandersfc.ca. For the official PCSL league site head to www.pcsl.org.