Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013 USL PDL Play-offs and Club Honors

USL PDL Play-offs
If you are a VHFC supporter and haven't heard already (were you living under a rock), our Highlanders won the PDL Western Conference title. Yet another first in our little club's storied year. Supporters' Choice Player of the Year Brett Levis led the way with scoring three goals in the two matches and Riley O'Neill was brilliant in the midfield, acting like the general he has been doing all season. Plus the consistent back four stood tall against both Ventura County and Portland.

Game reports of both matches are linked below.
West Conference Semifinal #1: Victoria 3-2 (aet) Ventura County
West Conference Final: Victoria 1-0 Portland U23

Here is a link to the remaining PDL Play-offs in the Southern, Central and Eastern Conferences.
2013 USL PDL Play-offs

With that win, we have confirmed out birth in the 2013 PDL Championships on the weekend of August 2-4 in Austin, TX. Austin was confirmed hosts on Sunday evening after the West Conference Final and was leaked out by the Thunder Bay Chill through their Twitter account 30 minutes prior to USL PDL announcing it. 
Fri Aug 2 Semifinal #1: 15.00 PST KO   Victoria v Thunder Bay Chill
Fri Aug 2 Semifinal #2: 17.30 PST KO    Austin Aztex v Ocean City Nor'easters
Sun Aug 4 Final: 17.30 PST KO SF1-W v SF2-W

In the upcoming days, club profiles will be posted on the Lake Side Buoys site of the four clubs that earned berths to the PDL Finals. This is a joint effort between bloggers/writers from Victoria, Ocean City, Austin and Thunder Bay. All four writer's work will be shown on each of the bloggers sites to bring the PDL Finals to the forefront.
Austin Soccer Insider (Austin Aztex) http://austinsoccerinsider.com/
Global Premier Soccer (Thunder Bay Chill) http://www.globalpremiersoccer.com/
Ocean City Nor'easters

PDL ALL-Conference Teams
On Tuesday July 30th, the PDL announced the All-Conference teams and two Highlanders made the list for All-Western Conference team. Congratulations to both captain Tyler Hughes and club top goal scorer/Supporters' Choice Award winner Brett Levis to making the list.
Western Conference

GK – David Meves, Portland Timbers U-23s
D – Derrick Bassi, Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
D – Chris Brundage, Sounders FC U23
D – Tyler Hughes, Victoria Highlanders FC
D – Trevor Spurgeon, Fresno Fuego
MF – Zach Barnes, Portland Timbers U-23s
MF – Paul Islas, Fresno Fuego
MF – Bobby Jhutty, Van. Whitecaps FC U-23
F – Niall Cousens, Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23
F – Brett Levis, Victoria Highlanders FC
F – Tyler Reinhart, Fresno Fuego