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Selects lose out to the big dogs at the Sam Steele Tourney

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
June 21st, 2011

The Nelson Selects got the tune up the team wanted prior to the upcoming B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup after scoring a silver medal in the U17 Boy’s Division at the Sam Steele Days Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.

The Selects, a U15 age squad, lost in shootout to Columbia Valley U17s in the gold medal game Sunday.

“It was great for us as it was a real challenge going into the provincials,” said head coach Scott Lewis.

“The teams will be equally as good or better and we need to continually push ourselves for that tournament.”

The teams played to a scoreless tie through regulation time in the final.

Lewis wanted to play additional time to settle the title but tourney rules insisted on shootout, where the Columbia Valley goalkeeper proved to be the difference.

Nelson lost 1-0 in round robin play to Columbia Valley to open the tourney.

The Selects bounced back to double Creston U17s 4-2 and Creston U16s 2-0 to advance to the final.

The B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup for the U15 boy’s and girl’s divisions is set for July 7-10 in 100 Mile House.

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