Three goals in the first half and three goals in the second half helped propel the Peacock Tornadoes into the semifinals of the Moose Jaw High School Boys Soccer League.

The Tornadoes shutout the Vanier Vikings, 6-0, in their quarterfinal match-up on Wednesday.

“Honestly, passing was the biggest key for us,” said Peacock captain Jordan McDovell.  “We passed around them, we made really good runs and we scored.”

McDovell led the attack for Peacock with a hat trick from the midfield spot, while Tate Mugsiha scored a pair and Alex Enns also found the back of the net in the win.

Vanier didn’t win a game during league play this season, but Vikings head coach Jaysen Tomashewski said they showed some good progress throughout the year.

“We played fairly well as a team, which we hadn’t done for the past couple of games,” said Tomashewski.  “The biggest bonus for us is we finally pulled together and for the majority of the game we passed the ball, supported the ball and we created offensive opportunities today that we haven’t been able to do for the past couple of games.”

The Vikings played Wednesday’s game without any subs, which has been the case for much of the season.

Tomashewski said that’s something that they’ve had to battle through, but has also helped the team develop.

“These guys are in better condition than they would have been if they had a lot of subs,” he said.  “They got lots of touches on the ball, they got lots of chances to move things around on the field, they got lots of chances to put things from practice into games.”

Vanier’s focus will now turn to regionals next week, while Peacock will turn their attention to their semifinal match-up with the Central Cyclones on Friday.

“I’m confident how we’re playing, we could definitely do well, go all the way and win it,” said McDovell.

“We were a weaker side when we played Central last time and we held it to 2-0, so now we’re ready, now we can score goals and they should be afraid to play us.”

The Tornadoes and Cyclones meet on Friday, while the other semifinal will have the Swift Current Colts battle the Weyburn Eagles on Thursday.  Both games go at the Canada Games Field here in Moose Jaw at 4:30 p.m.

More Sports News

Warriors’ Brook Out of World Junior Showcase

Some unfortunate news for Moose Jaw Warriors defenceman Josh Brook, who has been ruled out of Hockey Canada's World Junior Showcase due to an injury. Brook was one of 40 players invited to take part…

MJ’s Morgan and Sask Advance to Canada Cup Final

Moose Jaw's Hunter Morgan and Team Saskatchewan will be playing for gold at the 2018 Football Canada Cup. Saskatchewan overcame an 8-0 deficit to win 32-8 over Team Ontario in the semifinals on…

Riders Win in Hamilton; Improve to 3-2

A second half surge powered the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 31-20 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field on Thursday night. Marcus Thigpen ran for an 80-yard touchdown on the first…

Millers Drop 3rd Straight at Home Thursday

The Moose Jaw Miller Express need to find a spark as their late season slide continued on Thursday night. The Millers dropped to 18-20 on the year with a 5-2 loss to the Okotoks Dawgs at Ross Wells…

Colts Win 7th Straight Fastball Title

The Colts' run of dominance continued on Thursday night as they won their seventh straight Moose Jaw Senior Ladies Fastball League title with a 3-0 win over the Hustlers at Caribou Heights. The win…

PODCAST: CFL Week 6 Preview

The Saskatchewan Roughriders return from their bye week for a meeting with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday night. These two teams met two weeks ago at Mosaic Stadium with the Riders prevailing…

Millers Fall to Dawgs in Extras

After Tuesday night's loss to Swift Current, the Moose Jaw Miller Express talked about a need to get out of the gates quicker. They did that on Wednesday, but couldn't hold on late. The Millers…

Riders Face Ti-Cats Thursday Night; Fantuz Retires

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats are in an unique situation. The two teams met two weeks ago at Mosaic Stadium with the Riders pulling out an 18-13 win; both sides then went onto…

Former Provincial Curling Champ Dies at 97

A Moose Jaw sports legend will be laid to rest on Thursday afternoon. Mildred "Millie" Binner won the 1963 Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts title and represented Saskatchewan at the…

MJ Falls to 0-2 at Little League Provincials

The Moose Jaw Major AAA All-Stars lost 6-0 to the North Regina Little League All-Stars to close out the round robin at the 2018 Saskatchewan Little League Championship. Moose Jaw had runners in…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login