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Injuries prove costly to Bombers at AA Soccer Championships

LVR (dark jerseys) played well but were not rewarded during action at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships hosted at Carihi Secondary in Campbell River. — Submitted photo

Too many injuries proved to be the downfall of the L.V. Rogers Bombers at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships hosted at Carihi Secondary in Campbell River.

LVR lost 4-2 to Frances Kelsey of Cowichan Valley in consolation round action Saturday to conclude the 16-team tournament winless in five games.

Lenni Lockhurst and Teigan Barnhart scored for the Bombers.

LVR completed the round robin draw with losses to St. Thomas Moore, Ballenas of Courtney and Hugh McRoberts of Richmond, 4-2.

Lockhurst and Addis Atkinson scored for the Bombers against Hugh McRoberts.

LVR then lost a heartbreaker, dropping a 1-0 decision to St. Michael's University of Victoria.

The provincial tournament concludes an outstanding season by the Bombers on the pitch. The Bombers finished fourth at a tournament in Kelowna before breezing through the Kootenay Zone Championships to claim the berth at the AA Provincial Tournament.

Bombers struggle out of gates at BC AA Soccer Championships

The L.V. Rogers Bombers took it on the chin on opening day of the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships at Carihi Secondary in Campbell River.

LVR dropped a pair of games to provincial-calibre teams, losing 4-0 to Ballenas of Courtney and 6-2 to St. Thomas Moore of Vancouver.

Addis Atkinson and Tehya Colbeck scored for LVR, which trailed St. Thomas Moore by one goal at halftime.

However, injuries to three seniors forced the coaching staff to insert Grade nine players into the lineup.

LVR concludes the round robin Friday with a game against Hugh McRoberts of Richmond. The playoff round follows Friday afternoon with the finals set for Saturday.

LVR advanced to the provincial tournament as the Kootenay Champs.

The LVR Bombers, seen during the Kootenay Zone Tournament in Creston, got off to a rough start at the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships. — Submitted photo