Sooke Celtic is the lone team from the senior men’s Vancouver Island Soccer League to make it through the first round of the Pacific Cup of the champions league-type tournament between the VISL and Fraser Valley Soccer League.
Round 1 took place with four games on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Sooke came back from a 2-0 deficit to upset North Delta 3-2 in penalty kicks. Poco defeated Vic West FC 3-2 at Port Coquitlam and Saanich Fusion lost 2-1 in penalty kicks to Coastal Peace Arch at Tyndall Park in Saanich.
Bays United looked to have a win wrapped up over Langley at Finlayson field, but Langley came back from being down 2-1 with 14 minutes left to beat the Bays 3-2.
The Vancouver Metro Soccer League dropped out of the Pacific Cup for 2012-13, shrinking the tournament to two leagues, and just eight teams.
In VISL men’s Div. 1 play on the weekend Brady Neil scored the only goal for Gorge FC as they lost 3-1 to Saltspring FC at Salt Spring. Cowichan drubbed the Castaways 6-1 with Kenny Howell scoring the only Castaways goal.
Nanaimo shut-out the Prospect Lake Lakers 1-0 on a goal by Kyle Bate.
– Travis Paterson, Black Press