Game win for leading team

Ponoka FC Storm men’s soccer team won their July 27 game against Millet, leaving them the top team

Carmen Lyon battles with Millets opponent for control of the ball.

Carmen Lyon battles with Millets opponent for control of the ball.

Ponoka FC Storm men’s soccer team won their July 27 game against Millet, leaving them the top team in the Battle River Men’s Soccer League.

The shutout score of 4-0 was the result of an aggressive game from both teams.

Bryce Sharpe scored the first and third goals while Josh Simons and Jordan Vogel nailed the second and fourth, respectively.

Vogel’s point was awarded the ‘goal of the game’ title as it was shot from 20 feet, says coach Rich Evans. This is also Vogel’s first year on the team. “He’s younger,” said Evans.

There are five other new players to the team this year, and despite other important life commitments hampering playing time, Evans says the players mesh well together.

A slow start to the game left Ponoka with a 1-0 lead at halftime. “We were comfortable in the first half,” Evans explained.

However, the game picked up for the last half. “We played a lot better . . . we passed well and we took our chances,” said Evans.

The team has two league games left, with a home game July 30. “If we win our remaining two games we’ll be league champions,” said Evans.

Playoffs begin in two weeks and Ponoka is vying for their place in the standings.