NYS Rep Teams shutout of medals at Provincial B Cup Tournaments
Nelson Rep teams were kept off the medal podium during B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in North Vancouver and Prince George.
However, the Select squads were in the medal run right up until the final round robin games were played Saturday.
The U16 Girls came within a whisker of playing for the top prize, but ended up sixth overall at the Provincial B Cup in North Vancouver.
The Selects lost 1-0 to Penticton Pinnacles FC representing the North Coast in consolation round action Sunday.
The winning goal came on somewhat of a fluke opportunity. A high kick attempted by a Pinnacle midfielder somehow went over the outstretched hands of keeper Katie Bow, off the crossbar and into the net.
Nelson pushed for the tie as striker Hanna Enns chased down an errant back pass to their keeper but was foiled when the Pinnacle keeper got lucky with a wild swinging clearance that sent the ball out over the sideline.
Nelson was in the hunt for a medal before a penalty shot goal with four minutes remaining in the final round robin game pulled Prospect Lake into a 3-3 tie with the Selects.
Prospect Lake then played for the bronze medal after edging Nelson out on a tiebreaker.
Aroha Taitini-Senchal, Abbie Willans and Danila Bergendahl scored for the Selects.
Katie Bow was outstanding between the pipes for the Selects.
Nelson head coach Justin Willans was ejected during the game along with the Prospect Lake skipper.
Assistant coach Morgan Dehnel coached Sunday’s consolation game for Nelson.
Perkins scores long marker as Selects lose in bronze medal final
Ethan Perkins scored the lone goal but that was not enough as the Selects lost 2-1 to Vancouver in the U17 Division at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boy’s Provincial Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday in Prince George.
Nelson finished just out of the medals, fourth overall in the tournament.
Nelson opened the tourney with a 1-0 victory over Juan de Fuca.
Perkins scored the lone goal for Nelson.
Cole Sutherland earned the shutout.
However, the Reps struggled the rest of the tourney against high caliber competition.
Terrace outlasts U15 Girls at Provincial B Cup
Terrace Kermodeis outlasted Nelson Selects 3-2 to clinch fifth overall at the U15 Girl’s Division at the Provincial B Cup Sunday in North Vancouver.
Nelson finished the round robin with a 0-2-1 record and sixth overall.
The Selects, coached by Paul Burkart and Pat Perkins, were missing a key striker and struggled throughout the tournament to find offence.
Nelson lost 2-1 to West Van Spuraways and 1-0 to Tsawwassen Blues.
The lone point came Friday against Quesnel Strikers, a 1-1 draw.
U13 Selects finish tourney with a victory
The Nelson Selects capped off a rough provincial champion by edging Bulkley Valley Rapids 2-1 in consolation round action of the U14 Girl’s Division Sunday at the Provincial B Cup Sunday in North Vancouver.
Nelson entered Sunday’s play with a 0-3 record after dropping games to Langley FC, Prince George Kodiaks and Powell River Surge.
U13 Selects cook with the Big Dogs at Les Sinnott tourney
The Nelson Selects lost 2-0 to Terrace to finish sixth overall in the U13 Boy’s Division at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boy’s Provincial Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday in Prince George.
The Reps finished the round robin draw with four points and a 1-1-1 record.
The final game was an epic scoreless draw against Langley FC.
The result had coach Kerry Dyck very pleased with his troops.
“It was a terrific battle against a strong team,” Dyck said from Prince George.
“It was very encouraging to know we were able to go toe to toe with the representative in our pool from Greater Vancouver. We were very proud of the boys.
Unfortunately, tie-breaker system is goal differential, which will put Langley in the bronze medal game ahead of Nelson
U14 Boys finish tourney on a high
Nelson Selects finished on a high by stopping the host Kodiaks 1-0 in the consolation round of the U14 Boy’s Division at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boy’s Provincial Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday in Prince George.
The win allowed Nelson to escape the basement in tournament standings, as the Selects took seventh.