2001 Jul 21

Okanagan Predators  1 - 2  Seattle Sounders Select
Apple Bowl, Kelowna, BC

55' SEA - Watson
65' SEA - Heinzen

Seattle: Brandon Sewell; Christian van Blommestein, Aaron Heinzen, Bob Schefter, Kevin Houck; James Vert, Todd Stauber, Evan McNeley, Alex Lilly; Joe Watson, Ben Jefferson-Dow.
Okanagan: Steve London; Troy Mamchur, Eric Ladner, Morgan Marrs, Nico Craveiro, James Coble; Justin Boersma, Krueger, Pieter Koopmans; Laurent Scaligine, Voldeng.

Match summary from Seattle Sounders Select:

The Seattle Sounders Select defeated the Okanagan Predators 2-0 in PDL match played Saturday night at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna, BC. Forward Joe Watson scored the match-winning goal in the 55th minute. Midfielder Aaron Heinzen scored the second goal in the 65th minute for Seattle.

The Select men rebounded after losing the previous night at Spokane, 1-0.

The Select Men finished the regular season with a 15-0-5 (W-D-L) record (68 points) and now get ready for the PDL playoffs, which start Friday night. Okanagan finished the season at 2-17-1. Seattle defender Bob Schefter was ejected in the 80th minute for violent conduct. Select goalkeeper Brandon Mitalis made six saves to record the shutout.

The Sounders Select men finish in second place in the Northwest Division and have clinched a playoff berth. Seattle swept the season series against Okanagan, 4-0.

Post-Match Quotes: Sounders Select Head Coach Teddy Mitalis:
"This was a hard fought victory tonight, just like the regular season had been. This win should give us momentum going into the playoffs next weekend."

        Okanagan  Seattle
Shots:      4        10
Saves:      6         6
Corners:    0         4
Fouls:     10        14
Offsides:   3         3

Referee: Sandal Jadir; Asst Refs: Brooke Caiens, David Bazcott; 4th Joe Kennard
Attendance: 525