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Powell River Villa continues scoring spree

Soccer club adds six goals to recent offensive outburst
Chris Marshman
BALL BATTLE: Powell River Villa’s Chris Marshman fights for ball possession during recent Vancouver Island Soccer League action at Timberlane Park. Marshman scored twice in Villa’s 6-1 in Juan de Fuca last weekend. David Brindle photo

Powell River Villa soccer club has figured out its lack of scoring production, according to head coach Chris McDonough.

Villa has scored 13 goals in its last two games. The most recent offensive display came during a 6-1 road win over Juan de Fuca Pilgrims on October 15. One week prior to that win, Villa trounced Cowichan Red Arrow 7-1 at home.

McDonough said Villa’s offensive production of late is due to a strong group effort.

“Jake Kenmuir is second in the league in scoring right now,” said McDonough. “He had two more goals this week. Chris Marshman had a couple of goals and for a young kid he's really coming along, and Kurtis Dennison and Julius Ulrich have been playing quite well.”

Kenmuir has six goals on the season for Villa, while Dennison, Marshman James Timothy and Brandon Rairie are part of a large group of league players with two goals each.

Villa currently sits third in Vancouver Island Soccer League Division 3A standings with four wins, one loss and one tie for 13 points. The team is tied for first in goal production with 19 and has given up only five goals against on the season.

McDonough said the club hopes to pick up Vancouver Island Premier League players Cullen Buholzer and Timothy for important games coming up on the schedule.

“We're gearing up for a few big games in the next couple of weeks,” said McDonough. “We're in a really good spot, two points back of first place. I'm happy with where we're at.”

Villa plays Victoria West Beavers at Timberlane Park on Sunday, October 22. Game time is 1:30 pm.