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Bombers drop heartbreaker to St. Thomas Moore, play for bronze Saturday

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
June 3rd, 2017

There will be a new BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Champion for 2017.

St. Thomas Moore Knights enacted some revenge from last season, posting a 1-0 victory over the defending champs from L.V. Rogers in Nelson during semi-final action at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Friday evening at the Lakeside Soccer Fields.

The Knights, which lost in the 2016 final to LVR in shootout, meet Okanagan Mission from Kelowna in the final Saturday at 2 p.m.

“It’s good to play against a team that plays soccer the right way,” said St. Thomas Moore coach Fernando Grossling following the game.

“That’s a good team over there. They’re well coached and have a great team so it’s good to play in a game like this.”

Friday, there wasn’t much to choose between the Knights and Bombers. Both schools entered the medal-round game with 3-0 records.

That was until the 26-minute mark of the second half.

A free kick by St. Thomas Moore somehow found its way through the previously impenetrable Bomber defence.

The Bombers desperately tried to clear the loose ball but not before Knights Mikeala Montageo corralled the ball before drilling a shot into the vacant net for the game’s only goal.

Trailing for the first time all tournament, the Bomber coaching staff made a few switches in personal, moving Maya Ida to the forward line.

However, the Knights, and goalkeeper Lauren Cadiente held off the Bomber assault to secure the hard-fought victory.

Both teams play for medals at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside.

The Bombers face Arch Bishop Carney of Vancouver in the bronze medal contest while St. Thomas Moore meets Okanagan Mission for the gold medal.

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