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Selects get rough ride in Coeur d' Alene

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 19th, 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

A pair of Nelson Selects Rep squads made the short trek across the 49th parallel to compete in the Coeur d’Alene Youth Soccer Tournament this past weekend.

The Nelson U14 girl’s and U15 boy’s experienced mixed results at the two-day event.

U14 Girl’s Division

The Nelson Selects found it very difficult to find goals in Coeur d’Alene, going scoreless in three games.

“(Two games) Nelson dominated . . . but could not get the ball into the net,” said a team spokesperson.

The Selects opened the tourney with a scoreless tie against Helena Arsenal of Idaho.

Game two was against an impressive North Idaho Avalanche squad, consisting mostly of 15-year-old players.

Nelson was definitely up against it against the Avs, losing 7-0.

In game three, the Nelson defence turned up the tempo but the offence failed to produce once again as the Selects played to a scoreless tie against Sandpoint Strikers.

U15 Boy’s Division

The Nelson Selects, coached by Scott Lewis, tied two and lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to finish out of the playoffs in the U16 Boy’s Division in Coeur d’Alene.

The 1-0 loss came thanks to a controversial call by the referee, awarding the opposition a penalty shot.

The week before in Trail, the Selects edged Cranbrook 2-1 to claim the top prize in the Kootenay South Tournament.

Dylan Whiffen and Daniel Rodman scored for Nelson.

The Selects advanced to the final by stopping host Kootenay South 1-0 and a much-improved Creston team 2-0.

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