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Selects U15 & U13 finish sixth, seventh, respectively

Nelson Selects Emily Taylor shields the defender during action against the WCAGFC Storm (Maple Ridge) in Consolation round action Sunday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch. — Photo courtesy Bob Hall

The Nelson Selects ran out of gas on the final day of the BC Soccer U15 Girl’s Provincial B Cup, dropping a 2-0 decision to WCAGFC Storm of Maple Ridge in Consolation round action Sunday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.

The loss was the third consecutive defeat for a U15 squad that opened the tournament on a roll.

The Selects looked to be poised to take a run at the medal round after opening the tournament Thursday with a 1-0 win over North Shore Vipers.

Mattea Lorenzo scored the only goal of the game to power the Selects to the win.

Nelson Selects grab win in U15 Division on opening day of Provincial B Cup

Nelson Selects midfielder Reece Hunt (blue) keeps her eye on the ball during opening day action in the U14 Girl's Division Thursday at the Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It was a mixed bag for Nelson Selects teams at BC Soccer Provincial B Cup Tournament action.

In Nelson, the U15s were the only squad to taste victory as the Selects edged North Shore 1-0 in opening day action at the Lakeside Fields.

In other action Thursday in Nelson, Selects lost 4-1 to Kelowna in the U13 Division while the U14s failed to score in a 3-0 decision to Kelowna.

In action Thursday in Penticton, the U15s droped a 1-0 decision to Burnaby while the U18's, which won the bronze medal a year ago, thumped Columbia Valley Titans 4-1.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U14 Selects

The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Rob Borhi, Amanda Creak, Amreesa Bhabra, Elisabeth Huiberts, Sierra Jones, Alex Pompu, Mimi Lockhurst, Shayla Elias, Bryce Winters and coach Beth Corven. Front, Maia Robertson-Weir, Maia Thibault, Sophie Borhi, Camryn Parnell, Rylee Zondervan, Michaela Anderson, Ashley Caponero and Sophie Edney. Missing from photos, Reece Hunt. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects U14 Girls squad is one of three teams from the host association playing in the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup at the Lakeside Fields.

The Select enter the eight-team provincial tournament on a positive note after recently capturing the Invermere Clash of the Titans Championship.

Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to wish the squad nothing but success with Team of the Week honours as the Selects meet Kelowna, Surrey United and Kootenay South during the round robin draw.

Nelson plays host to BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup

Smoke filled the valley as Nelson Youth Soccer Teams trained Tuesday on the Lakeside Pitch in preparation for provincial action. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Organizers will be monitoring the heat, and smoke, from the local Sitkum Creek Wildfire when the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup comes to Nelson beginning Thursday at the Lakeside Fields.

Tournament Coordinator Kim Palfenier said officials are hopeful the city has seen the worst of the fire that began Saturday.

“The air quality was our main concern because of the fire but the air quality alert is worse in Vancouver than it is here so we’re looking pretty good,” Palfenier said on the eve of the tournament.

Former Kootenay Ice, Castlegar Rebels star back in Sunflower City after inking deal with Saints

Derek Georgopoulos is returning to the West Kootenay this fall to play for the Selkirk College Saints where he will be part of a team that will be striving for its fourth straight BCIHL championship. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

Veteran Kootenay Junior International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) forward Derek Georgopoulos will suit up for the Selkirk College Saints starting this September.

The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints announced this week that the Cranbrook resident will join the team for the 2015-2016 season.

SCOTIA BANK STEPS TO THE PLATE FOR STUDENT ATHLETES:

Left to right in the picture are, Austin Tambellini, Emily Duggan, Kim Ogston (lead Scotia Bank staffer for the bombers), Karly Jeffries and Reese Tambellini.— Submitted photo

The Nelson/Trail Scotia bank has been a strong supporter of the L. V. Rogers High School baseball program for the past couple of years.

Again this year they stepped up to help the team with their fundraising, seen here are members of the Scotia Bank team giving a cheque to two Bomber players, the cheque matched the amount raised by the team during two fund raisers.

The Bomber Baseball program is very thankful for the efforts of the Scotia Bank Team helping to keep the cost of playing reasonable for the student athlete.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U15 Selects

The team includes, back row, L-R, Ruby Creighton, Jodi Surina, Abby Beauchamp, Sofia Arcuri, Grace Dehnel. Front, coach Paul Burkart, Emily Taylor, Bella Guderyan, Shianne Michalchuk, keeper Hanna Quinn, Shane Panko-Dool, Ashley Hall, Allison Bendis, Mattea Lorenzo, Ruby Seright, Julia Burkart and coach Pete Quinn. — Submitted photo

Nelson Youth Soccer is playing host to the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.

The Heritage City association is hosting three divisions — U13, U14 & U15 — in the four-day tournament.

Mallard’s Source for sports is spotlighting the Nelson teams with Team of the Week honours.

This week Mallard’s showcasing the Nelson Selects U15 Girls.