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Nelson Rep Teams bring home lone medal at BC Soccer Provincial Cup tournaments

Nelson Youth Soccer teams returned with one medal as the U17 Selects took bronze at the BC Soccer Girls Provincial B Cup and Les Sinnott Memorial Boy's Tournament this past weekend in Chilliwack and Richmond, respectively.

The 17 Selects dumped Chilliwack Attack 6-1 to claim the bronze medal.

Other results had the Nelson U13 Girls scoring a 3-0 shutout of RGSA Riot to capture fifth spot in the eight-team field. The Select finished pool play with a 1-2 record after a win over Bulkley Valley Rapids (3-1) and losses to North Shore (4-0) and Powell River (2-0).

The U15 Selects finished sixth overall after dropping a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Aldergrove Vipers.

The Selects lost to Langley (4-2) and to Chilliwack (4-0) before stopping Kootenay rival Storm from Trail/Castlegar 3-0.

Meanwhile the U14 played well, but finished eighth overall in the tournament after losing 1-0 to Terrace.

The Selects lost to Vernon (2-0) and Cowichan Valley (1-0) before drawing against host Chilliwack Attack (1-1).

It appeared a goal by Abby Beauchamp 10 minutes into the contest would be enough to secure a win for the Select against the Attack. But the host team scored in the final seconds of the game to pull out the draw.

In Richmond, Terrace pulled out a 3-2 win over the U18 Boys Selects to drop the Nelson squad into sixth spot in the standings.

The U18 Selects finished with a 1-1-1 record, narrowly missing a medal round game after drawing against division winning Kamloops Blaze 1-1 in the final game of the round robin.

Nelson defeated Richmond 2-1 to open the tournament before losing 3-0 to CCB Elite.

In the U15 Boy's Division, Nelson lost 3-2 to RYSA Lightning to finish sixth overall.

The Selects tied Terrace (1-1) to open the tournament before dropping a decision to Penticton (3-0). Nelson defeated Prince George (1-0) in the in final round robin game.