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The Diamonds shine bright at Soccer Quest Co-Ed Tournament

Players tried, but in the end it was The Diamonds running away with the title.

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Diamonds proved to be too strong for the rest of the field at the Soccer Quest Christmas Co-Ed Indoor Tournament Wednesday afternoon at the Cedar Street Facility.

The Diamonds defeated The Midget Pinkies 5-2 to claim the top prize at the eight-team holiday indoor tournament.

The Diamonds, consisting mostly of players home from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island for the Christmas holiday, plowed through the round robin draw going undefeated.

So the Diamonds were the favourites to continue the trend in the final against The Midget Pinkies in the finale.

However, The Midget Pinkies, paced by the Stewart Family Members and Reed Bambrick kept the score close and had numerous scoring chances.

But The Midget Pinkies were denied around the net, as most teams were during the two-day event, by goalkeeper Jan Williams in the Diamonds net.

In the consolation final KRS Red edged Byron’s Army 10-8.

The Soccer Quest Christmas Co-Ed Indoor Tournament increased to eight teams this year and consisted of players between the ages of 14 and 44 years as well as members of the Kootenay Regional Soccer program.

The next Soccer Quest adult tournament will take place on March 26/27 and it will be a Masters 30 plus ladies and 35 plus men’s events. Teams from Kamloops and Penticton are already registered.

Soccer Quest youth winter programs start Monday with registration now ongoing.
By The Nelson Daily Sports

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