Staying alive in playoff chase
Chilliwack’s Pacific Coast Soccer League U-21 men are back in action this weekend, hitting the road for games against Penticton and Kamloops.
Chilliwack comes into the weekend unbeaten in three, riding particularly high after a 3-0 win over Richmond’s TSS Academy June 27.
Chilliwack got a surprisingly stiff test from the winless squad. TSS came out firing and forced Chilliwack keeper Jackie Tang to make several early stops. His best came at the 10 minute mark, diving to stop a free kick that appeared labeled for the back of the net.
Chilliwack got on track and opened the scoring late in the first half when striker Zenow Renaerts nailed a free kick from 18 yards out.
Needing a win to stay alive in the playoff hunt, Connor MacMillan set up forward Scott Delcourt to double the Chilliwack lead early in the second half.
MacMillan struck for one of his own minutes later to wrap up the scoring. The goal was MacMillan’s seventh of the season, leaving him one off the PCSL scoring lead.
Sixth-place Chilliwack (3-3-3) faces fifth place Penticton (4-3-2) Saturday before tackling the unbeaten Kamloops Heat (5-0-2) on Sunday.