The Nelson Selects U13 Girls team celebrates its gold medal on Sunday afternoon after defeating Kootenay South in the final of the Terry Walgren tournament at Lakeside pitch.

Nelson Selects U13 Girls triumph in thriller

The Nelson Selects U13 Girls put hard work to the pitch during the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament this past weekend.

The Nelson Selects U13 Girls put hard work to the pitch during the Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament this past weekend.

The girls played up a division at the U14 level and were in tough in their first game Friday night as they faced a squad from Kootenay South (Castlegar/Trail/Rossland/Fruitvale). After a scoreless first half, Grace Dehnel scored from outside the 18 yard box with 10 minutes to play. Nelson held on for a 1-0 victory, their first of the season.

Saturday the club played Columbia Valley in a game that was dominated by the Nelson side which ended in a 4-0 score. Goal scorers were Ellee Atkinson, Sofia Arcuri, Simone Kirsten and Mattea Langevin.

Going into Sunday’s action against Kootenay East (Cranbrook) the girls were feeling confident with their 2-0 record.  Ruby Creighton scored in the first half to give the Selects a 1-0 lead and Arcuri scored her second of the tournament to cap off a 2-0 victory.

With a 3-0 record, the team earned a berth in the gold medal game versus the older Kootenay South.

The final game saw the visitors come out strong and push the younger Nelson side to their limits. At half time Kootenay South had a 1-0 lead on the locals.

Midway through the second half Nelson came on strong and Atkinson scored on a free kick to tie the game. With no further goals it was onto extra time.

In the non-sudden death overtime, the Nelson girls kicked their game up an extra notch and  dominated with two goals in the extra frames. With her third goal of the weekend, Arcuri found the net once again and Shaen Panko-Dool notched her first.

“It was a great weekend for the girls,” said U13 coach Pete Quinn. “I couldn’t have been prouder of how they performed.  It was a total team effort.

“It’s a great boost of confidence for the team heading into provincial playdowns in Cranbrook next week.”

The U13s have the weekend off and will then match up against rivals from around the Kootenays for a shot at the Provincial B Cup in July.

 

Just Posted

Slocan seniors’ housing hosts grand opening Sept. 27

The society wants to give the public a glimpse before tenants move in and the weather changes.

Kootenay author to speak about her hockey mom memoir

Angie Abdou will be at the Oxygen Art Centre on Sept. 22

LETTER: Candidate withdraws from Nelson election

Heather Keczan has decided not to run

Bernie Brown campaigning to be Nelson’s mayor

Brown says affordable housing, mental health and food security are her priorities

COLUMN: A selection of local election reflections

Observations on West Kootenay/Boundary election races following Friday’s close of nominations

VIDEO: Lydia Kania is here to skunk you

The Vallican track athlete has turned to cribbage in her senior years

Legal society poster seeks complainants against two cops on Downtown Eastside

Pivot Legal Society became aware of allegations made against the officers after a video circulated

Jury to deliberate in case of Calgary man accused of murdering woman

Curtis Healy could be convicted of first-degree murder, second-degree murder or manslaughter

House arrest for man who abused disabled B.C. woman, then blamed her

‘Groomed complainant’ and ‘violated position of trust,’ judge says

Liberals want to know what Canadians think of legalized weed

The federal government will comb social media for Canadians’ pot-related behaviour

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

Cohen could provide information on whether Trump’s campaign co-ordinated with Russians

Landslide forces evacuations of Philippine villages

More than 1,200 people in villages near the landslide-hit area were forcibly moved by authorities

Students asked about the positive effects of residential schools

Alberta’s education minister apologized after hearing about the online social studies course

Permit to give B.C. deer birth control on hold until consultation with First Nations

Complexity of consultation will depend on level of First Nations support for the project

Most Read