Soccer Roundup: Fun is goal at KYSA youngsters tourney

The Kamloops Youth Soccer Association's Mini-Soccer Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, and it has a new name.

KYSA's annual tournament for its under-5 to under-10 divisions will be known as the Errol Wild Memorial Mini-Soccer Festival from this tournament forward. The name honours Wild, a soccer pioneer who died of heart failure in August 2009.

KYSA's board decided in September to change the name.

The tournament will feature 145 teams in boys and girls divisions. Each team will play three or four games in a tournament-like format, although scores are not recorded and there are no trophies.

"It's all about playing for fun," stated a KYSA press release. "There's no pressure that comes from having to earn points toward standings and no bragging rights at stake."

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Jensen Law got two goals from Ryan Gentile and ran to a 5-1 victory over Andre's Telus in a Tuesday night Kamloops Recreational Soccer League 30-plus game.

Jeremy Jensen, Justin Cartwright and Matt Mara also scored in the victory.
Blake Rodgers had the Andre's goal.

Meanwhile, The Media Team beat Oops Cafe, 3-2.

Dave Adema, Fernando Silva and Tristan Gough scored for the winners. Oops' goalscorers were unavailable.

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United Spirit and the Ladies Only Bullets tied 2-2 in a Kamloops Women's Soccer League Recreational Division game Tuesday.

Julie Rachynski had both of United's goals. Andrea Hounslow had a pair of goals for the Bullets.

Also on Tuesday, Cathy Killough posted the shutout as Tobianos beat the Columbia Manulife Ice, 2-0. Mallory Kanigan and Melissa Lindsey scored the goals.

Marie-Claude Sauve had a shutout of her own as Earl's beat Loric Construction 2-0. Trina Shantz and Kathy Aldus scored in the victory.

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Kyle Halvorson scored twice and Mandeep Gill posted the shutout for Sundance Liquor Store in a 4-0 Kamloops Men's Soccer League victory over Fabutan/Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory on Tuesday.

Harp Sangra and Sunny Basran also scored in the victory. Travis Quesnel was the losing goalkeeper.

Also on Tuesday, Pronto beat Hilltop 8-0. Kiefer Stout, with two, Corey Munegatto, Ben Pregent, Kent Zirnhelt, Jared Eeles and Jeremy McParland scored the goals.

In the other Tuesday game, Tarik Ganibegovic scored twice and Mike Kasprzik and Liam Roerslev singled as The Dream Team beat Finley United 4-2. Ryan Bregoliss was the winning goalkeeper.

Matt Loader and Noah Woods scored for Finley, which went with Ty Dempsey in goal.

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