Playing Saanich Fusion is always a tough match for the U-15 Boys Riptide team.
Head coach of the Riptide, Bruce Mitchell, said that Sunday’s match (Sept 28) “was high intensity soccer and our team performed fantastically. A well deserved 2-0 victory based on some stellar defense along with timely and clinical finishing. There weren’t a lot of chances either way but when we had our chances we finished superbly. While our goals were scored by Jay and Nicholas it was the hard work and pressure of our defenders and midfielders that set the stage for success.”
The Riptide’s first goal came mid-way through the first half. Charlie Purcell fed a beautiful pass to Jay Grenier, who found himself some room and beat the Saanich keeper with a solid shot. This win gives the Riptide keepers Jared Perras and Gary Thiara their third shutout in as many games putting them in second place in their division.