U-15 girls fifth at provincial tourney

After years of dedication, the U-15 Westcoast FC girls team qualified for the provincial championship, which played out in Nelson...

  • Jul. 16, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Hannah Reid makes the save at the U-15 B provincial championships in Nelson.

After years of dedication, the U-15 Westcoast FC girls team qualified for the provincial championship, which played out in Nelson last weekend.

They finished in fifth place, but came within a goal of being able to play for the bronze medal.

For three years the team has seen more losses than wins, and lost many players to other teams. But the core stuck together and finally in January something clicked.

They went on a nine-game winning streak and came first in the Lower Mainland.

On the way, they defeated several powerhouse soccer clubs, including North Vancouver twice and three-time provincial medalists Marpole.

The provincial B championship tournament began with a round-robin pool. The Westcoast girls had two ties and one loss – downed by eventual champion Marpole.

This led to a three-way tie, ranking with Victoria and Terrace. The tie-breaker came down to goals for and against, and the Westcoast girls came one goal away from going to the bronze medal game.

Despite the disappointment, the girls fought a hard game against the host Nelson Selects, and won the game 2-0.

The first goal came from a strong shot by defender Bronte Elphick-Miner that deflected off a Nelson girl and was scooped up by Kirsten Senchyna and smashed into the net.

Brooke Dyke pounded in the security goal.

The girls are now looking forward to a new season and fighting for a spot in next year’s championship in Penticton, said coach Dave De Genova

His assistant coaches were Kier Miner and Tim Steel.

Team members: Elphick-Miner,  Senchyna, Dyke, Amanda Apps, Katelyn Bligh, Jordan De Genova, Amelia Hayes, Cassidy Hoffert, Kara Holbrook, Erin Laverty, Kayleigh McNeil, Hayley Bushel, Caleigh Pedan, Hannah Reid, and Alexa Steel.


Just Posted

Sports announced for Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games

18 events will attract almost 3000 young athletes

Untrending: A good place to start my search

Facebook offers a legacy service.

Pitt Meadows ties weather record for warmth

Ties mark set on Friday, Nov. 16, 1999.

OUTLOOK: $150 million Pitt Meadows CP Rail project marches forward

City council prepares to address citizen concerns

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign kicks off

Volunteers needed in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Trudeau offers to help Pacific islands face climate change impact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the leaders from the Pacific island nations on Saturday during the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea

Price makes 36 saves as Habs edge Canucks 3-2

Late goal lifts Montreal past Vancouver

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

1 woman dead, man in hospital after ‘suspicious’ crash: police

Homicide investigators and Burnaby RCMP are investigating the fatal collision

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

Most Read