L.V. Rogers girls field hockey team (blue jersey) won three games and tied one last week as they gear up for the West Kootenay final tonight.

Bombers cruise into the West Kootenay final

L.V. Rogers girls field hockey team won three games and tied one last week as they gear up for the West Kootenay final tonight.

L.V. Rogers girls field hockey team won three games and tied one last week as they gear up for the West Kootenay final tonight.

LVR won 4-0 against Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries on Friday, October 17, with two goals by Jena Wheeldon (assists went to Allie Zondervan and Hailee Gerun), a goal by  Zondervan (assist to Svenja Rennecke) and another by Lauren Walgren (assist to Hanna Quinn).

The team then won their match against Oliver, 2-0, with goals by Quinn and Julia Burkart (from Quinn).

Coach Val Gibson pointed out that both Quinn and Burkart are Grade 9s playing in a Senior Grade 11/12 league.

LVR’s winning steak continued as they defeated Westbank’s Mt. Boucherie, 1-0, on Saturday. Abbie Bourchier-Willans scored the goal on a corner penalty with an assist from Hailee Gerun.

“Abbie ran the team and showed patient leadership and skill,” said Gibson.

As for goal keeper Jena Wheeldon, Gibson said, “She is getting better every game and though she prefers to play as an attacker, she has the skill set to be a talented goalkeeper as well.”

The team’s second game that day ended in a 1-1 tie with Trail’s JL Crowe. Quinn scored the sole goal for LVR with an assist from Sydney Ednie and Tara Yowek.

Gerun was the player of the game for “playing with heart, skill and poise after spending the morning fitness testing with the Whitecaps High Performance Soccer Programme, in Nelson,” said Gibson.

“This game was played without the benefit of four of the Bombers main starting line up and birthday girl and co captain Lauren Walgren stepped it up a notch to make and up for missing players.”

Gibson also said Kyra Burkart elevated her leadership in the defensive game to fill the shoes of Emma Gregorich.

The girls are gearing up for the West Kootenay final on Thursday (yesterday) at Pass Creek Park.

A win equals a straight road to the Provincials, in Oliver, on November 6-8.

A loss would result in the local girls having to earn their way into the BC championships through the back door via a wild card game, on Tuesday, October 28, in Kelowna versus the #2 Fraser Valley team.

A loss at the wild card game means the end of the season for the girls.

Just Posted

What’s Up: Things to see and do on Family Day

There’s plenty of fun to be had across the West Kootenay this coming long weekend!

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

Sanchez leads Leafs to 6th straight win

Nelson held off Spokane 3-2 on Friday

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

1919: Hudson’s Bay Company gets an addition, council votes to exclude ‘undesirable enemy aliens’

Greg Scott brings us five Nelson Daily News stories from a century ago

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Flying squirrels found to glow pink in the dark, including two from B.C.

Squirrels from Hope and Abbotsford were included in the biologists’ database

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read