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Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U18 Selects

The team includes, back row, L-R, Tanis Bouchier, Maddie Sternloff, Darian Voisard, coach Justin Willans, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Paige Lefranc, Daina Shaw, Jena Wheeldon, Tara Yowek, coach Mike Gerun and Hailee Gerun. Front, Kyra Burkhart, Naomi Perkins, Merissa Dawson, Paige Gattafoni, Allie Zondervan and Alex Dehnel. — Submitted photo

The Heritage City came ever so close to crowning a provincial champion this past weekend in Penticton.

The Nelson U18 Selects lost a tough one, 2-0 to Chilliwack in the final of the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday in the South Okanagan City.

The Silver Medal was the second time in two seasons the same group of players has won hardware against some of the best teams in the province, capturing the Bronze in 2014.

Many of the girls played their final youth soccer match Sunday.

Playoffs to decide Nelson Mixed Slopitch League

The Lakeside Ball Diamonds will be busy as Nelson Mixed Slopitch concludes its season. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Unknowns will be looking to repeat as the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League champs as the playoff weekend began Wednesday at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.

The Unknowns defeated Louie's 13-2 to capture the title last season.

Action continues in the three divisions until Sunday afternoon's final at 4:30 p.m.

The B Final also goes at 4:30 p.m. while the B Championship is slated for 3 p.m.

Total Chaos, winnners of the 2015 regular season title, opens play Friday against the winner of the play-in contest between Whitewater and Wild Cards.

U15 Selects rally to dump Quesnel at Les Sinnott Memorial U15 Boys Provincial B Cup

 The U15 Selects include, back row, L-R, assistant coach Daryl Verville, coach Kerry Dyck, Josh Schacher, Jesse Thurston, Jacob Erickson, Ernesto Archambault, Bradey Sookero, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Ezra Foy, Liam Jones and assistant Coach Lyle Hill. Front, Grayson Hill, Aidan Mushumanski, Jahmal truth-Verville, Thomas Baxter, Josh Yasek, Jaden Dyck and Keanu Tromans. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects finished seventh overall at the BC Soccer Les Sinnott Memorial U15 Boys Provincial B Cup Tournament Sunday in 100 Mile House.

Nelson bounced Quesnel 3-0 in Consolation Round action.

"As disappointing as the tournament was, there was an encouraging aspect," said Nelson skipper Kerry Dyck.

"None of the teams we played were out of our class, and I feel next year, if we work on improving our shooting, eliminate the errors and have a healthy roster, we have every reason to believe we can do very well."

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.

Nelson Selects all smiles after bringing home the bronze medal at BC Soccer U14 Girl’s Provincial B Cup

Nelson Selects, accepting from left, Amanda Creak, Michaela Anderson, Elisabeth Huiberts, not only won the Bronze Medal but also the Fair Play Award Sunday at the BC Soccer U14 Girl’s Provincial B Cup. — The Nelson Daily photo

Sometimes winning bronze is just as good, if not better, than capturing gold.

The Nelson Selects scored in the final minute of the game to edge Powell River Predators 1-0 in the Bronze Medal Match of the BC Soccer U14 Girl’s Provincial B Cup Sunday at the Lakeside Soccer Pitch.

“This is really exciting especially score the winning goal in the last seconds of the game,” said Nelson coach Rob Borhi.

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.