Contributed Kelowna United’s Kale Mistal (left) and Justin Matte of the Junior Heat race for possession of the ball in U15 boys soccer action Sunday at the Parkinson pitch.

United U15s battles to draw with Jr. Heat

A wrap up of some Kelowna United and KU/Junior Heat action from the weekend

An all-Kelowna matchup on the second weekend of TOYSL U15 boys’ soccer action resulted in a stalemate.

On Sunday at the Parkinson fields, Kelowna United and the KU/Junior Heat battled to a 2-2 draw.

United opened the scoring on a PK early in the first half by Gavin Lawlor, before the Junior Heat answered quickly on a goal by Justin Matte.

United restored its lead in the second half on a goal by Nathan Gilbert, setting the stage for Matte’s second of the game to earn the tie.

In other action for United teams:

• U18 boys—Kamloops Blaze defeated Kelowna United 1-nil. Connor Sandrin scored in the second half for KU, but the goal was called off.

• U14 boys—KU/Junior Heat defeated Kelowna United 4-0. Carson Martin, with two, Aaron Brears, Franco Syrnyk and Zach Shields scored the goals, with Kaden Kiewitz earning a shutout for the Heat.

• U13 girls—KU/Junior Heat beat Shuswap 3-1. Down 1-0 in the second half, the Junior Heat tied it at 46 minutes when Teghan McCormick played a cross in to Tatum Grundy who finished from in close. Three minutes later, Olivia Lawrie scored the winner from long range, with McCormick later adding an insurance goal.

• U 13 girls—Kamloops Blaze edged Kelowna United Storm 2-1. Kaedence Mollin had the lone tally for KU.

• U13 boys—Kelowna United V (Yann) played to a 1-1 draw with Revelstoke. Down 1-0 in the second, Alec Miller scored on a cross from Mickey Krause to earn the tie.

• U13 boys—KU/Junior Heat shutout United V (Yann) 3-0. KU/Junior Heat opened the scoring 13 minutes in, then scored on a penalty kick late in the first half. The Heat rounded out the scoring with another in the second half.

• U12 boys—KU Cobras (Dryden) vs KU (Wight). The Cobras played with purpose and tried to get the ball out to their wingers quickly, leading to good scoring opportunities and a solid lead at half. KU W came back strong in the second half to make the finish a bit nervy for the Cobras who were delighted to hear the final whistle and congratulate the opposition on a game well fought.

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