Morning Star Staff
The Turn-Key Controls Ogopogos shaded the Silver Stars 1-0 in Capri Insurance Men’s 45+ Soccer League play Monday night at Marshall Field.
The chances came fast and furious but the Ogopogos were unable to convert until midway through the first half when Bryan Schenker flicked a ball nicely over a defender right to an onrushing Duane Dennis, who blasted a fireball over keeper Ted Lurkins just under the bar.
Dennis was rocked hard as he shot, but shook off the check.
A solid defence, anchored by Otto Magic Carpenter Man of the Match Volker Otto, sparked the Turn-Key crew. He picked off numerous dangerous loose balls Fullback Leo Nadeau, who is leaving for Chile for two months, was awesome as well.
Former Stars player Dan Ondzik posted the shutout as the Pogos beat the Stars for the first time ever.
In other action, the Okanagan Spring Camels clipped the Rented Mules 1-0 at Rutland #4.
Eric Ladner buried a rebound of a 25-yard shot by Al Gee that was partially blocked, at 65 minutes. Centre fullback Rob Hulstein took the Frisbee Man of the Match.
Keeper Ron Krause tipped a late free kick over the crossbar to earn the shutout.
In other games, it was: North Country Kickers 1 RPM Automotive 0; Brown Benefits 4 Cantinas 1; Sunshine Pools 5 Rutland Spirit 0; Penticton United 4 Brandt’s Creek 0.