Celtic Engineering marched away the victors from the annual Williams Lake Co-Ed Valentine’s Tournament during the weekend after a 4-2 win in the final over Funky Love.

Celtic Engineering marched away the victors from the annual Williams Lake Co-Ed Valentine’s Tournament during the weekend after a 4-2 win in the final over Funky Love.

Celtic Engineering claims Valentine’s crown

Lakecity soccer players converged during the weekend for the annual Williams Lake Co-Ed Valentine’s Tournament.

Lakecity soccer players converged during the weekend for the annual Williams Lake Co-Ed Valentine’s Tournament.

Seven teams competed, where Celtic Engineering upset Funky Love in the final, 4-2. It was Celtic’s fifth game of the day as they had to come from the loser’s side of the double knock-out tournament.

Alison Levens, Vanessa Hansen and Justin Hansen all scored in the final.

Luke Moger and Ashley Callendar had Funky Love’s goals.

“The final was very competitive,” said Funky Love player Sean Glanville. [Lots of] tight checking.”

Celtic player Rajan Mangat noted the tournament is his favourite part of coming home from university in February as it brings the soccer community together.

“We started to play way better as we built chemistry with each other,” Mangat said. “It was a back and forth, hard-fought battle.”

Travis Nystoruk was the winning goalie for Celtic, while Derek Funk was the other netminder.

“Travis made some huge saves and in the end it was a successful tournament,” Mangat said.

Celtic got past Carrie’s Team in the semifinal. After losing to them earlier in the tournament in a shootout, Celtic answered back with a 6-0 shutout win in the semifinal rematch.

All of the money raised from the tournament went to help long-time soccer player Ashley Stewart, whose home was damaged last week in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park fire.

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