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Selects too hot to handle en route to Kootenay Zone Provincial berth

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
June 15th, 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

What a “perfect” weekend for soccer . . . that’s if you’re a member of the Nelson U14 Selects.

The Heritage City squad outscored the opposition 12-0 en route to capturing the Kootenay U14 Boy’s Zone Title Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.

The Selects edged Columbia Valley Titans 2-0 and Kootenay East Rovers of Cranbrook 3-0 before running away with the title Sunday, blasting Kootenay South 7-nil.

The title was Nelson’s to lose after the home side knocked off the 2010 U13 Zone champs from Invermere in the tourney opener.

Dunavan Morris-Janzen scored at the 12-minute mark in the tight contest to give Nelson all the goals it would need.

Nolan Percival sealed the win with less than 15 minutes left in the second half as the Nelson striker was finally able to get behind the tough Columbia Valley defence.

Nelson kept up the heady play in an evening encounter against Kootenay East, scoring early to capture the win.

Micah May’s header gave Nelson the early advantage.

May scored his second of the game converting a Spencer Szabo ball before splitting Kootenay East’s backline.

Percival, with his second in as many games, converted a fine pass from Tucker Anderson to finish the scoring.

Saturday’s two wins secured the gold medal for Nelson.

However, the Selects were not quite finished filling the net, getting seven past rival Kootenay South.

May again with the early marker just 45 seconds into the game got the home side off and running.

Szabo scored on a penalty kick three minutes later after May was taken down in the box.

May and Johnny Johnson, on a nice follow up, would round out first half scoring. Two more for May in the second half and one from Nolan Percival completed the scoring.

The Reps are off to Cranbrook before heading west to Penticton for the B.C Soccer Provincial B Cup July 7-10.


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