Mountain United ready for HPL playoffs

High-performance soccer club in contention in seven age group semifinals

Mountain United FC is the favoured team, on paper, in four of seven Premier Soccer League playoff semifinals this weekend.

Mountain’s runaway under-15 girls’ champion is coming off a five-game win streak and takes on fourth-place Fusion FC this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Windsor Park.

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United’s u-18 girls’ league runner-up is also up against a Fusion side following the u-15 semifinal at Windsor.

On Saturday, Mountain’s u-16 girls are in Victoria for a matchup against runner-up Vancouver Island Wave.

The Mountain boys still have four teams in contention after both the club’s u-17 and u-18 teams were beaten in earlier playoff matches last week.

The league champion u-13’s will take on Coquitlam Metro-Ford at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Mountain’s u-15 boys’ regular season winners follow with a match against fourth-place Surrey U at 7:15 p.m. at Burnaby Lake-West.

Third-place-finishing Mountain Utd will take to the field against league runner-up Coquitlam Metro-Ford at Charles Best on Saturday at 4 p.m.

United’s u-14 boys are at Cloverdale Athletic Park against top seed Surrey United on Sunday.

Mountain teams placed nine of its 10 boys’ and girls’ teams in the divisional age group playoffs this season.

“Overall, I’m very pleased with the quality of soccer being produced on field –the rewards are now showing via results,” said Mountain United FC’s technical director Lee Tregonning.

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