A Williams Lake attacker draws a foul while attempting to split the last two Vernon defenders in the June 16 final of the 2013 Revelstoke Big Bear soccer tournament. Williams Lake defeated Vernon 1-0 to notch up their fifth consecutive Big Bear victory.

Williams Lake takes Big Bear for fifth straight year

Williams Lake defeats Vernon 1-0 to win fifth straight Revelstoke Big Bear title.

The Williams Lake dynasty continued at the Big Bear tournament, with the men’s team winning their fifth straight Big Bear tournament, defeating Vernon 1-0 in the finals on Sunday.

On the women’s side, a combined team from Williams Lake and Kamloops took the victory.

The tournament kicked off Friday evening with Revelstoke FC thumping Calgary’s CWSC 5-1 in Queen Elizabeth Park.

The action took off in earnest on Saturday, with 20 teams playing on four fields – including the two new fields behind Revelstoke Secondary School.

Blustery weather Saturday morning eventually turned to sun for the rest of the weekend. The beer gardens an the stands in Queen Elizabeth Park slowly filled up as the day progressed.

Revelstoke FC followed up Friday’s win with an exciting 3-2 victory over Vic Van Nelson Saturday afternoon to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

In the semis, Revelstoke fell to Vernon. Williams Lake won the other semi-final over Courvas, setting the stage for the final Sunday at noon.

In a closely fought match, Williams Lake emerged with a 1-0 victory to take its fifth consecutive Big Bear title.

On the women’s side, the Revelstoke Strikers had a tough time, losing both its matches and failing to advance to the playoffs. The tournament was won by We Will Kam, a team of players from Williams Lake and Kamloops, who beat the Okanagan Wolfpack in penalty kicks in the final.

 

 

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