Nelson's L.V. Rogers will represent the Kootenays at the AA girls soccer provincials in Burnaby at the end of the month.

Nelson's L.V. Rogers will represent the Kootenays at the AA girls soccer provincials in Burnaby at the end of the month.

L.V. Rogers girls off to soccer provincials

A 3-nil win over Invermere earned the girls the Kootenay berth for the provincials.

It wasn’t pretty, but the L.V. Rogers senior girls soccer team is off to the BC Soccer AA provincials.

The girls qualified after two straight wins last week.

They scored three goals in the opening three minutes in the final match against Invermere on Thursday, but weren’t able to find the back of the net again after that. Luckily the team defended well and was able to keep their East Kootenay rival from getting any serious offensive opportunities.

The 3-nil win earned the girls the Kootenay berth for the provincials.

“It wasn’t the kind of game you want to see your team play in a final,” said coach Brett Adams. “But you can’t be too hard on a team that wins 3-nil in a final to get to the championship.”

A day earlier against West Kootenay rival J.L. Crowe, it was a different story.

The girls played well, but struggled against a pesky Crowe team and a spectacular effort by the Trail keeper. The game was still nil-nil at half. It wasn’t until the second half that LVR was able to break the goose egg and come away with a 2-nil win. Both goals were scored by striker Naomi Perkins.

“We probably played a better game our first game,” added Adams. “We certainly played better football and Trail was definitely a tougher opponent.”

The girls will now be getting ready for the BC AA provincials, being held May 27 to 30 in Burnaby.