Recovery wins recreational league championship
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.