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Squamish women take the win at Soccerfest

Squamish United victorious in ladies' over 30 recreation division

Squamish women pulled out a big win for the town during this year's Soccerfest.

In the ladies' over 30 recreation division, Squamish United claimed victory

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"Squamish United really good play," said Jose Oreamuno, organizer of the annual event. "The girls are really excited because some of them haven't played for a while and they come and play and they end up winning if not all, [then] the majority of the games."

In that division, taking second place was Brunch Brunch and third went to the Jaguars.

For the women's open rec, Coastal Surf took first; Meraloma Rage took second and Vancity took third.

In the ladies' open, Corona Exc placed with gold; Vufc Fulcrum took silver and United took bronze.

The mens' open game was perhaps the biggest nail-biter.

"It was a really good final," said Oreamuno. "Until the end, nobody knew who was going to win."

And that's because you could say both teams won — literally.

It was a tied a game for the championship, with the Shockers and the FASA playing till penalty kicks, which still resulted in a draw.

"In penalties, whoever made a mistake, the other team make a mistake as well. It was pretty intense and equal quality. Awesome finals. There were a lot of goals."

After a certain point, the extended draw — and prompted by the bad weather — both teams decided to shake hands and call it a tie.

France FC took bronze in the mens' open.

In the mens' over 30, the Harps FC took the win, while the Rangers scored silver.

In the mens' over 40, Croatia took first, Alemania took second and Rangers FC took third.

Soccerfest has been an institution in Squamish since 1980.

Save for a year when it was cancelled, the tournament has been running every spring since its inception

A non-profit event, the tournament has helped generate cash for sports facilities and high school scholarships.

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