CONTRIBUTION · 13th July 2010
The Terrace U-16 boys soccer team opened the provincials with two straight wins in Abbotsford .
They started off against Williams Lake, a team they defeated earlier this year in Kamloops. The Kermodes began quickly as Luke Gordon found the back of the old onion bag after a nice solo effort four minutes in. Shortly after that he left the game with a nasty ankle injury that originally looked like the tournament was over for him. Fifteen minutes later Jeff Kennedy snuck into the Williams Lake penalty area and headed home a Brendan Kennedy cross from a corner kick. The boys were well on there way.
With fifteen minutes to go in the half the opposition closed the gap and momentarily stole the momentum. They then tied the game as the half came to an end. A stunned Terrace team limped off the pitch as it appeared the scorching temperatures were getting to them.
At the half assistant coach Ryan (doc) Chapman worked some magic on Gordon's ankle by displacing the massive swelling and then taping it up. (Doc Chapman received most of his medical training from the Dr. Oz show. Ironically later that night he tried to perform brain surgery on coach Cam Gordon only to find there was nothing there.)
After the tape job Luke hobbled onto the pitch for the second half and made it 3-2 on a nice shot from outside the eighteen. Terrace took charge from there on in, as they then managed to hit six crossbars and 2 goal posts in the second half but had to settle for the 3-2 final. The Kermode midfield dominated.
Jeremy Dasilva, Nolan Chapman and Austin Braid were outstanding on the outside midfield and Gordon and Tyler Struyk were the players of the match for Terrace.