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Nelson U18 Selects settle for Silver at Provincial B Girls Cup

Nelson Coach Brett Adams goes over a little strategy during Sunday's Gold Medal Match in Penticton. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects ran out of offence, dropping at 2-0 decision to Chilliwack Attack in the Gold Medal Match of the BC Soccer U18 Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday in Penticton.

The loss gave Nelson the Silver Medal.

In 2014, the same group of players won the Bronze Medal as Nelson defeated the same Chilliwack Attack 6-1.

Nelson, which advanced to the final on a goal average after finishing in a tie with Williams Lake in division standings, saw the offence dry up in the Gold Medal Match.

The Selects opened the tournament by blasting Kootenay rival Columbia Valley Titans 4-1.

Striker Naomi Perkins scored three times to lead the Selects with Jena Wheeldon adding a single.

Nelson then played to a scoreless tie against Williams Lake.

In the final contest of the round robin Saturday, Perkins scored twice to power Nelson past Powell River Edge 2-0.

Nelson doubled by host Pinnacles

Nelson Selects lost 4-2 to host Penticton Pinnacles in consolation round action at the BC Soccer U16 Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday in Penticton.

Nelson finished the tournament in sixth place.

The Selects opened the Provincial B Cup with a 1-0 win over Burnaby Girl’s SC Intensity.

Nelson was pounded 5-1 by Kelowna before losing 2-1 to Juan de Fuca. The loss knocked the Selects out of the medal round as Juan de Fuca secured second spot in the division with four points, one more than Nelson.