Samantha Smolen (back from left), Monica McMahen, Kaitlin Fitzgerald, Cora Kelly, Katie McMahen, Niki Siddall, Haylie Loudoun, Michelle Blackburn (front from left), Chelann Davis, Ashley Callander, Kelsey Callander, Cheri Murphy, Lauren Pilzek, Raylene Diek and Michelle Thamerus combined to win the women’s rec division at the Pacific Western Brewery Soccer Tournament in Penticton.

Samantha Smolen (back from left), Monica McMahen, Kaitlin Fitzgerald, Cora Kelly, Katie McMahen, Niki Siddall, Haylie Loudoun, Michelle Blackburn (front from left), Chelann Davis, Ashley Callander, Kelsey Callander, Cheri Murphy, Lauren Pilzek, Raylene Diek and Michelle Thamerus combined to win the women’s rec division at the Pacific Western Brewery Soccer Tournament in Penticton.

Williams Lake perfect at Penticton soccer tourney

Williams Lake went unbeaten late May in Penticton during the 53rd Annual Pacific Western Brewery Soccer Tournament.

Williams Lake went unbeaten late May in Penticton during the 53rd Annual Pacific Western Brewery Soccer Tournament.

The ladies — Samantha Smolen, Monica McMahen, Kaitlin Fitzgerald, Cora Kelly, Katie McMahen, Niki Siddall, Haylie Loudoun, Michelle Blackburn, Chelann Davis, Ashley Callander, Kelsey Callander, Cheri Murphy, Lauren Pilzek, Raylene Diek and Michelle Thamerus — combined to win the women’s rec division at the event.

On the first day of the tournament Williams Lake picked up a 3-0 shutout win over a team from the Lower Mainland.

Next, the lakecity club put together back-to-back wins on the Sunday of the tournament — the first a 2-1 win against Port Coquitlam, the second a decisive victory over Penticton which advanced the team straight to the final.

There, Williams Lake combined for a six-goal outburst to beat the home team, Penticton, 6-1 to capture the championship. Blackburn won MVP in the division.

On the men’s side, Williams Lake made it three consecutive tournament titles defeating the Pinnacles — who play in the semi-professional Pacific Coast Soccer League — 3-1. Luke Moger was named tournament MVP.

Williams Lake Tribune