Cowichan a team on the rise

Cowichan continued to move up the standings in Division 1 of the Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association with a 3-1 win over Castaways at home last Sunday.

"I was really happy with the win since we lost to them the last time we played, 3-2," Cowichan coach Marilyn Pugh said.

Jennifer Lecouteur opened the scoring on a nice pass from Nicole Pugh.

"The goal was a little scrappy," Marilyn Pugh noted. "But the ball went in the net."

Nicole Pugh scored the next goal on a leftfooted shot. Castaways got back within a goal, but Pugh scored again, converting a pass from Letitia Turlock, to close the door. Castaways did little to test Cowichan goalie Kerynne Bain.

Cowichan is now in a three-way tie for fourth in Div. 1, although they have played fewer matches than anyone in the league, and are just six points out of second place, with two games in hand.

The team is home again this Sunday, hosting seventh-place Vic West United at noon.