Strikes Back wins Paire’s 3-on-3 soccer fundraiser


Strikes Back members, from second left, Peter Loken, Doi, and Rob Jordon pose with Paire Football Club's Natalie Hill, left, and Steve McKagen after winning the soccer club's 3-on-3 fundraiser tournament last June 10 at the Navy Hill Field.  (Contributed Photo)  Strikes Back came away the winners of the Paire Football Club’s 3-on-3 fundraiser soccer tournament held last June 10 at the Navy Hill Field.

Strikes Back members include Peter Loken, Rob Jordan, and Doi.

The team topped nine other competing squads and won prize packages provided by Docomo Pacific.

Coed teams were randomly selected base on skill-level prior to the event and were divided up in two pools of five. The two last-ranked teams after one round of pool play were ousted and the six remaining squads battled it out in single elimination-play.

Teams were limited to four players per team with only three allowed on the field at one time. There were no goalies in the event, but unlimited substitutions were allowed. The event was open to players of 17 years old and above.

Games were played under two eight minute halves with a five minute halftime break.

Proceeds raised from the event went toward registration fees for the soccer club’s youth players.

The Paire group plans on holding another similar event this Fall some time in either September or October, however this time around pre-set teams will be allowed to enter.

The event was organized by Natalie Hill and Steve McKagen. The pair is shooting for a 16-team competition for Paire’s second episode.

In addition to Docomo, Hill and McKagen also want to thank Pacific Trading Co. for providing drinks during the event.

By Walter J. Sutherland

Walter J. Sutherland Reporter

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