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  • Writer's pictureElise Coates

Pre-Game Report: May 25 Home Game

Harbourside’s third home game of the season is this Saturday against Altitude FC. Get your tickets now! Buy tickets here. The facility will be busy, as the Elwood Wylie Memorial track meet is happening next door at Nanaimo Track and Field’s home track. Despite the crowds, be sure to snag a roster card on your way past the ticket booth, courtesy of the Martin Velsen Real Estate Team of Re/Max.

At the moment, the Altitude FC men and the Harbourside men’s team sit third and fourth, respectively, in the standings. Altitude has played one more game than Harbourside, and have racked up one more win than us. Despite being one spot behind Altitude, the Harbourside’s men’s squad has scored 8 goals this season, with 8 goals against. Altitude has only scored 5 goals, with 10 goals against. Get ready for an action packed game! 

A note from Coach Lindo:

“After a nice break we're looking forward to getting back out there! Altitude is right in the mix so it's an important game for us. They have some key threats and will be a tough opponent as we found out at Kinsmen. We feel we have some unfinished business there and we must get back to winning ways as soon as possible. Collectively we must defend better and make the most of the possession we have. Everyone is fresh and we look forward to putting a show on for the crowd!”

On the women’s side, Altitude FC sits second behind the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy. The Harbourside women are bringing up the rear. They’ve showcased lots of potential, but have been unable to get a win on the board. Chatting with Shea Battie and Kaiden Thorpe at practice the other week, they feel that the ladies’ defensive transition is good, but they are lacking composure in the final third. They have not been able to finish the numerous chances they’ve produced in their previous games. Will this weekend be different? 

A note from Coach Taylor:

“We’re excited to get back in the thick of things after having a full weekend off. We played the Highlanders in an exhibition and moved the ball efficiently with good intentions. We look to carry this into Saturday’s game and reward ourselves.”

Meet some of the players!

From left to right: Daniel Macaskill, Taylor Kinley, Tristan Cornwell

Taylor Kinley

Taylor is a center midfielder who plays for Vancouver Island University outside of the Harbourside season. At VIU, she studies kinesiology. Her favourite moment from the 2023 League1 BC season was when she scored two goals in one game. Hopefully Taylor has another goal-scoring spree soon! We can’t wait to see it. 

Tristan Cornwell

Tristan is a center back who started his competitive soccer journey with Thunder Bay Chill. He currently goes to the University of Victoria where he studies software engineering and plays for Gorge FC. A highlight from his most recent season with Gorge FC was when his team beat the University of Victoria in an exhibition. On the field, communication is one of Cornwell’s strengths. His goals for this season are to gain as much experience as he can at the League1 level, and help the team to as many wins as possible. 

Daniel MacAskill

In addition to Harbourside, Daniel has played for VIU’s men’s team and CS Almuñécar City in Spain. Daniel is quite the world traveler, as he is originally from Stirling, Scotland. He is a left back. Check out the video below of one of his favourite tackles he made last season for VIU in the PacWest semi-final.

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