Matt Giroux of Revelstoke FC kicks the ball past the goalkeeper in Revelstoke’s 4-0 win over Nakusp on Saturday.

Williams Lake defends Big Bear soccer tournament title

Williams Lake won the men’s side and Ship Mix the women’s side at the 2012 Big Bear soccer tournament last weekend.

Williams Lake won the men’s side and Ship Mix the women’s side at the 2012 Big Bear soccer tournament last weekend.

Ship Mix, which consists of players from the Kamloops area, defeated the Calgary Escape 3-1 on a rain-soaked Queen Elizabeth park field in the women’s final to take the title

Just after that, Williams Lake defeated Canmore United 2-0 in the men’s final to take their fourth consecutive championship.

The victory is Williams Lakes’ fourth in a row at the tournament.

Revelstoke FC led the way for the local teams. It started the tournament with a 4-0 victory over Nakusp and then defeated Golden 3-0 in its second game of the group stage.

That set the stage for a tie-breaker against Vic-Van Nelson on Sunday morning, which Revelstoke FC won on penlty kicks.

The team’s run ended against a strong Canmore team. A tired Revelstoke FC fell behind 1-0 in the first half and gave up two more goals in the second half in the loss.

Revelstoke’s other men’s team didn’t fare so well, losing 4-0 to Banff and 3-0 to Vernon on Saturday.

Revelstoke’s women’s team beat Calgary 1-0 before losing to Okanagan Hardwood Fusion 1-0 on Saturday.

The tournament was hampered by heavy rains over the weekend that affected play and forced the closure of the Track Field in favour of the smaller Bronco Field.

Despite the rain, a small group of fans spent the weekend under the cover of the beer tent at Queen Elizabth Park, alternating between watching Euro 2012 action on the television and the action on the field.

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