Re­cov­ery wins recre­ational league championship

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail mailpho­tos by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The Drumheller Coed Recre­ational Soc­cer League has a new champ as Team Re­cov­ery won their first ti­tle.

The championship match was Thurs­day night, June 23, and after a short weather de­lay, Re­cov­ery took on Esso for the trophy.

The final game was close, but Re­cov­ery came away with the vic­tory, win­ning 3-2. Liam O’Brien had two goals and Wes Chung scored one in the win for Re­cov­ery. Shem Mageto and Lucy Deitzer scored for Esso.

Pre­vi­ously on Tues­day night, Al­lied FC claimed the bronze medal over River­side Value Drug Mart with a score of 3-1.

Th is wraps up the third sea­son for the recre­ational soc­cer league and one of the best years with 80 par­tic­i­pat­ing.

In­dica­tive of the league par­ity this year, the top teams in league were beat out. This year Re­cov­ery fin­ished league play in fourth place and Esso fin­ished in third.

“This was the third straight year that the first place team has not won the league,” said or­ga­nizer Gavin Makse. “That just goes to show how this league can change from week to week, from month to month.”

“At the end of the day, all the play­off games were close, com­pet­i­tive games and that is what we wanted.”

He said the league is look­ing at a few changes to keep it on an even keel, com­pe­ti­tion­wise. Soc­cer play­ers who want to con­tinue to have fun and get some ex­er­cise over the sum­mer can come to drop in at the soc­cer fields on Tues­day and Thurs­day nights at 7 p.m., every­one is wel­come.

Makse adds they are look­ing to put to­gether a higher cal­iber men’s team to play some out of town com­pe­ti­tion over the sum­mer.

Team Esso cap­tured the sil­ver medal in the Drumheller Coed Recre­ational Soc­cer League after a 3-2 loss to Re­cov­ery in a hard fought match.

Re­cov­ery ended the sea­son in forth place, but had all the right pieces in place to win the Drumheller Coed Recre­ational Soc­cer championship last Thurs­day night.

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