Bomber boys romp to provincial soccer berth with 3-0 win over Creston
The L.V. Rogers Bombers pitched a pair of shutouts en route to capturing the Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships Saturday in Creston.
Simon Sheppard scored twice and Ryan Lewis added a single sparking the Bombers past the Prince Charles Comets 3-0 in the Championship Final Saturday afternoon.
“The team showed superior possession play throughout the tournament,” the coaching staff off Dave and Jamie Spendlove exclaimed after the game.
LVR entered the game as the top-ranked team and received a bye into the semi final of the six-team tournament.
The Bombers advanced to the final by easily picking apart the David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 5-0.
Lewis led the charge offensively with a pair of goals. Danny Rodman, Luis Loeschnick, and Cormac Southam, on a penalty shot, also scored for the Bombers.
The Lakers got past Stanley Humphries Rockers in quarterfinal play.
Andrew Woodward and Cole Sutherland registered wins in goal for the Bombers.
LVR now advances to the 16-team B.C. High School Boy’s Soccer Championships November 19-21 in Burnaby.
OVERTIME: Saturday’s win marks the first time in three years a team from LVR has advanced to the boy’s soccer provincials. The past two seasons, at the AAA level, Mount Baker Trojans of Cranbrook defeated the Bombers to advance the the provincial tournament — 3-2 in 2010 and 3-1 in overtime in 2011. . . .The Bombers padded their goal average stats with the two shutouts. In 11 games this season, LVR has scored 50 times while allowing only four goals.