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Bombers rebound to grab Bronze Medal at AA Girl’s Soccer Championships

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
June 4th, 2017

Tears of disappointment were replaced with ear-to-ear grins after the L.V. Rogers Bombers posted a 2-0 victory over Arch Bishop Carney of Vancouver in the Bronze Medal Match Saturday at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Saturday at the Lakeside Fields.

Sofia Arcuri scored a header in the second half to break a scoreless tie lifting the Bombers to the victory, and the school’s second medal in as many years.

In 2016, LVR defeated St. Thomas Moore in shootout to claim the Provincial Crown.

However, this year the Knights of Burnaby had the last laugh, not only eliminating the Bombers from a run a two consecutive Provincial Titles Friday, but also edging Okanagan Mission of Kelowna 1-0 in the Championship final to capture the 2017 Banner.

Saturday, it took a lot of intestinal fortitude for the Bombers to grind out this victory.

Despite looking fatigued from playing its fifth game in three days, the Bombers managed to get through the first half unscathed.

Then in the second half, Arcuri got on the end of an Emily Taylor cross to head the ball into the net through a maze of players.

LVR added some insurance with time running out in the game after the Arch Bishop Carney keeper was called for a foul outside the 18-yard-box.

After the keeper was served up a red card for the infraction, Taylor stepped up to the ball to score the game’s final goal on the free kick.

Hanna Quinn once again finished with a clean sheet, the fourth of the tournament for LVR — which only surrendered one goal in the entire tournament.

Most of the players on this team will now flip the switch over to Nelson Youth Soccer Rep program to push for a Provincial B Cup medal.

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