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Bombers face Wild in Kootenay AAA Boy's soccer showdown Thursday at Lakeside

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
November 9th, 2011

It’s one game for all the marbles. And it’s on the home field of the L.V. Rogers Bombers.

LVR takes to the Lakeside pitch Thursday at 2 p.m. against roundball rival Mount Baker Wild in the Kootenay High School AAA Boy’s Soccer Championship.

At stake is a berth in the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Soccer Championship in Burnaby.

“The upcoming game against Baker will be one of the toughest challenges for LVR so far,” Bomber head coach Jamie Spendlove said. “The boys seem ready and eager to play (and) looking forward to the competition.”

The Bombers have played just once since losing to the Nelson Innkeepers, that an easy 3-0 decision over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks.

So most of the past month has been on the training pitch as the younger Bombers look to retake the zone title back from the East Kootenay school.

“The boys are prepared for what will be a very tough game against a much older and more experienced Cranbrook team,” Spendlove said.

“If LVR plays the system they have been training on for the last two months Baker will have their work cut out for them.”

The provincial tournament is set for November 24-26.

During last year’s Kootenay Final, Baker defeated LVR for the first time in a decade or more. However, the Wild did not get to go to the provincial tournament in the fall because snow cancelled the event. The tourney was played, instead, in June.

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