Merissa Dawson (right) and the U14 Selects fell just short of a provincial gold in Kelowna last weekend.

Nelson U14 Selects girls strike silver at provincials

Stingy defence and timely goals propelled the Nelson Selects U14 girls squad to the gold medal match in the BC Provincial B Cup in Kelowna

Stingy defence and timely goals propelled the Nelson Selects U14 girls squad to the gold medal match in the BC Provincial B Cup in Kelowna over the weekend.

The Nelson side started the provincial tournament Thursday with a 1-0 loss to SurDel United (Surrey-Delta). The only goal of the game was scored on a free kick.

In the second game, the Selects bounced back with a 3-0 win against Quesnel on Saturday morning. Facing a must-win situation that afternoon, the Selects took out Tsawwassen Blues 3-1. The only goal against Nelson was scored on a penalty kick.

The 2-1 round robin record was good enough to earn the Selects first place in their pool. In the gold medal match they were up against the formidable top-ranked Powell River Cobras on Sunday afternoon.

Despite a strong effort, the Cobras proved to be too much and came away with a 5-0 win to take the gold.

The U14 Selects entered the tournament ranked seventh. Last season as a U13 team, the girls took fifth place in the tournament.

The outcome for the U14 girls was the best of the seven teams Nelson sent to the Provincial B Cup in both Kelowna (girls) and Aldergrove (boys).

The U13 Selects girls rebounded from a difficult 0-3 record in round robin play to wind up seventh at the provincials. The U13s  beat the Terrace Kermodes 7-1 in the Sunday game that determined seventh and eighth place.

The U15 Selects girls had a tough start to the provincial tournament losing 3-0 in their opener against the Coquitlam Black Ice which turned out to be the game that would keep them out of medal contention.

The U15s went on to tie eventual bronze medallist Prince George 3-0 and then beat Comox Valley 2-0 to finish with a 1-1-1 round robin record.

The U15s lost in the fifth/sixth place game 3-1 to Vernon United.

The U17 Selects girls side also came away with a sixth place finish after losing 3-1 to Vernon United in the fifth/sixth place game.

The highlight for the U17s was beating rival Kootenay South 4-2 in the round robin.

In Aldergrove, the U16 Selects boys came the closest to a medal, but fell just short. The boys started the tournament with a hard fought 1-1 tie against the Comox Valley Red Devils.

They followed it up on Friday with a 1-0 win over the Quesnel Strikers.

Needing to win the Saturday match against top-ranked Vancouver Island’s Douglas Park Blue Rangers, the Selects lost a heartbreaker 1-0 to the eventual silver medallists.

The boys had to settle for fourth place after losing to the Shuswap FC Selects 1-0.

The U15 Selects boys finished the round robin portion of the tournament with a 1-1-1 record. Taking on the Chilliwack Attack in the fifth/sixth place game, the U15s lost 2-1.

The U18 Selects boys started the round robin portion of the provincial with a strong effort against top-ranked and eventual gold medallist North Delta.

The boys battled the Lower Mainland side to a 2-2 draw. A 1-1 tie against Prince George had the U18s needing to win their third game against Saanich to get into the medal round.

A tough 3-2 loss pushed the locals all the way down to the seventh/eighth place game where they beat host Aldergrove 5-1.

For a more detailed wrap from the provincials, check out Friday’s Star.

 

Just Posted

South Slocan woman killed in Friday crash

Police continue to investigate cause of fatal crash

Ammonia leak shuts down Nelson Curling Club

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Four points for Fawcett as Leafs win 7th straight

Nelson edged the Fernie Ghostriders 4-3

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

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

East Kootenay mine deaths prompt safety initiatives

Teck produces educational video, introduces new procedures after contractor drowns at Fording River

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Bashful Balladeers bring voices to Vernon

Despite hiding behind masks, talent shines with this group

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read