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Tiara puts the lustre into game

Playing keepaway and controlling the ball for Cowichan Valley’s U18 Gold girls’ soccer team works well for Carlie Cameron against Bays United Sunday at Evans Park. - Don Bodger
Playing keepaway and controlling the ball for Cowichan Valley’s U18 Gold girls’ soccer team works well for Carlie Cameron against Bays United Sunday at Evans Park.
— image credit: Don Bodger

Silver or Gold, Tiara Enger comes out shining.

Electrifying performances previously seen by Enger in U18 Silver are continuing since the Cowichan Valley Soccer Association’s U18 girls moved up to the Gold division.

Enger scored all four goals Sunday, as Cowichan defeated Bays United 4-1 at Evans Park.

“We destroyed other teams in Silver so they put us up to Gold,’’ said Enger.

“It’s better because now we can do smarter passing and stuff.’’

Cowichan now has a 2-3 record since moving up to Gold.

Enger put Cowichan on the board in the first half with a great hard shot from long range. Coach Nigel Large then sat Enger out for much of the first half.

Bays tied it 1-1 at the half and Enger went to town in the second half with three more goals.

Julianna Price and Emma Aichelberger shared the goalkeeping duties.

“The team played a good game, especially the second half,’’ noted coach Nigel Large.

Great performances in support were turned in by Marina Cunningham and Holly Robinson.

In other youth soccer action, the U18 Silver Titans boys, after losing 1-0 to Lakehill, came up with their best effort of the season to win 3-2 over first-place Prospect Lake as they continue to battle for the league title.

There were few chances in a scoreless first half.

Aaron Frost calmly put the ball away after being sent in alone early in the second half, but Prospect quickly tied it. The Titans went ahead again on a diving header by Colin Langley.

Frost chipped the ball over the ‘keeper for his second goal. That turned out to be the winner, as Prospect scored on a penalty kick just before fulltime.

“We were extremely proud of the effort the kids put in as they all knew what was at stake,’’ noted coach Jim Frost. “If we had lost that game, we would have had to gain seven points on them in the last half of the schedule.’’

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