Super-scorer Raynen Campbell tallied five goals in a row, including four in the second half to break open a close game and lead his league-leading L.A. Galaxies (8-2-0) team to a 6-2 victory over the Whitecaps (6-4-0) on Saturday and the championship title in the grade 4/5 division of the Merritt Youth Soccer Association.
The other Galaxies’ scorer was Nicholas Willey, while Mesha Naiker and Marcos Camastro replied for the Whitecaps.
The other two MYSA championship games on the weekend saw upsets.
In the grade 6/7 division, the second-place Whitecaps (6-3-1) got two goals from Logan Blachford and a straight-in tally from a corner kick by Patrick Peterson to take the title game 3-0 from the number-one-ranked Impact (8-2-0). Ethan Sheena-Patrick earned the shutout in the Whitecaps’ net.
The biggest surprise of all occurred in the grade 8+ division, as third-place Dynamo (5-3-1) powered their way past the division- leading Red Bulls (7-2-1) by the unlikely score of 11-3.
Justin Vos, Felix Saul, Gabriel Musgrave and Renney Egan each scored twice for the Dynamo side, while Marcus Spahan, Austin Dan and Cole Brown had one goal apiece. Brayden Thormoset (2) and Madison Rauch were the scorers for the Red Bulls.