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Marine Harvest Riptide U17/18 boys went into last weekend’s Saturday game against Nanaimo Storm with just 11 players. Being mentally prepared for having no subs, the team came together and played their positions well.

Shohei Iwamoto passed the ball down the line to Riley Fussel to score at the end of the first half, putting Marine Harvest Riptide ahead by one.

Nearing the end of the second half, Liam Creek sprinted down the field, anticipating the pass from Austin Rodgers, then crossed the ball into the 18-yard box where Fusell headed it in for the team’s second goal to lock up a 2-0 victory.

The next day, the Riptide came into Sunday’s game with the same focus and enthusiasm from the previous day. Substitute goalie, Hans Haagerup, permitting up from the CUVSC U18 Select team stepped in and played a great game, making an incredible save on a breakaway in the first half.

Nanaimo Storm was strong, securing the first goal nearing the end of the first half.

The Riptide, though, pulled up their socks and were dominant in the second half. In a vie for the ball in front of the Storm net, Iwamoto scored on a bounce in the Riptide’s favour to tie up the game resulting in a 1-1 final score.