Oceanside United ends great season on a loss

Soccer season winds down and local squad has much to be proud of

From the pitch comes word Oceanside United’s season came to an end on the pitches of Nanaimo last week as they lost the opening round of BC Cup play.

In action at Merle Logan fields against the Div. 1 Victoria Castaways FC team missing some key players, the local ladies of soccer battled hard but surrendered two goals in the last 15 minutes of the match and came up on the short end of a 4-1 final.

OU coach Dan Mahony wasn’t able to be at the game but he made the point his side did well considering they were missing players and playing on a turf field, a surface the team is not used to,

“As far as the season went, we performed extremely well,” said Mahony, pointing out the only two games his team lost all year were their first and final game.

“I am extremely proud of each and every one of them for the effort they gave in every game,” said the longtime local volunteer coach how guided OU to its fourth consecutive Mid-Island Women’s Soccer League (MIWSL) playoff title.

Oceanside United finished the regular season in top spot in the 10-team league at 12-1-1 and were unbeaten at 3-0 in the MIWSL playoffs.