Pictured here in a home game earlier this season, Kaelin Leddy scored twice and was named Cowichan Red Arrow’s game MVP in a 7-1 win over JDF Pilgrims. (Citizen file)

Red Arrow breezes through cup opener

Cowichan Red Arrow had little trouble in their opening match of the J.V. Barnes Cup Div. 4 soccer tournament, crushing Juan de Fuca Pilgrims 7-1 at UVic on Saturday night.

Game MVP Kaelin Leddy scored two goals, as did Cole Lawrence, and Jonas Golf-Myers, Shermag Joseph and Patrick Foley had one apiece.

Cowichan played well in cold conditions, particularly in terms of ball movement and positioning. It wasn’t until the second half that JDF was able to do any damage.

“After we were up 3-0 at half, we got a little soft on defence,” Red Arrow coach Will Chaster admitted. “Which led to several opportunities and a penalty that [goalie Tim den Hartigh] initially saved, but the rebound was not.”

Red Arrow’s next cup match will be at home against Fernwood this Saturday at 4 p.m., provided the Sherman Road turf is playable. Cowichan beat Fernwood 2-1 when the teams last met in October.

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