Rockers tie Hawks 3-3

The Stanley Humphries Secondary (SHSS) Rockers senior boys soccer team tied J.L. Crowe from Trail 3-3 on a Tuesday in Castlegar.

Grant Matthews (#9) and Colton Steed of the SHSS Rockers try to get the ball from their J.L. Crowe foes on Thursday.

Grant Matthews (#9) and Colton Steed of the SHSS Rockers try to get the ball from their J.L. Crowe foes on Thursday.

The Stanley Humphries Secondary (SHSS) Rockers senior boys soccer team tied J.L. Crowe from Trail 3-3 on a Tuesday in Castlegar.

“We had a really good, competitive game,” said teacher/sponsor Darren McKenzie. “We lost to Trail twice before and lost to them. Today we played will a full strength roster and did well.”

McKenzie filled in as coach on Tuesday with the absence of regular head coach Kyle Burk. McKenzie was pleased with the team’s efforts on the rain-soaked field.

“The boys had a lot more hustle today,” said McKenzie. “Our forward line was back to full strength, we’ve handsome injuries. Today, we were moving the ball down the field well. We had a lot of chances in the first ten minutes. We had about three shots launch over the net. They had a lot of fire in them.”

The game was a back and forth affair. SHSS was leading with a few minutes left but a late Crowe goal evened the score.

Scoring for the Rockers were Taylor Jorge, Daniel Hillstead, and Colton Steed.

Next up for SHSS is a league game at home Oct. 18 versus Mount Sentinel from South Slocan.