Soccerfest strikes gold

Shockers took win in men’s open, Fulcrum took gold in ladies’ open

There were some big victories at this year’s Soccerfest tournament.

The Shockers managed to capture the win in the men’s open division after several hard-fought days.

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B & B Excavating took second place and team America took third.

“It was a really good weekend,” said Jose Oreamuno, who heads the event.

“Perfect finals,” he added.

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Source: Soccerfest

On the ladies’ open, locals were able to put on a great show.

The Squamish Strikers played hard, making it to the semi-finals, but were eventually bumped off.

Ultimately, they took third place.

“They won every game before that — they blow up every game — but when it came to the semi-finals, they couldn’t do it,” Oreamuno said.

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Fulcrum placed first in the ladies’ open, with the Goochie Gang following in second.

There was, however, a bright spot for Squamish women in the recreation division. Team Squamish United took first place in the ladies’ over-30 category, beating out the Chilliwack Wildcats, which came in second, and the bronze-winning Jaguars. As for the weather, it looked like the sun was smiling on Soccerfest this year. Despite a forecast of rain, there were some bright spots for the event.

“It was unbelievable luck and changing weather,” said Oreamuno. “It was pouring — I had to go home and change clothes because it was soaking, and then we wake up on Saturday with a cloudy day, no rain. And then Sunday it was the cream on top of the pie, it was a beautiful day...It was a really good weekend.”

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