Vikings off to AAA provincials

The Burnaby North Vikings will be seeking a AAA provincial senior girls soccer title when the championship tournament is played in Vancouver next week.

The Vikings edged the West Vancouver Highlanders 3-2 last Wednesday to secure a spot in the championship. Two days earlier, North was edged 2-1 by the Argyle Pipers making the North Van schools the zone’s top seed.

Burnaby North will open round-robin play in Pool C in the tournament Thursday, May 29 by playing Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs at 9 a.m. at Vancouver Tech. The Vikings will then take on the Heritage Woods Kodiaks from Port Moody at 1 p.m. at Windermere Secondary. On Friday, they'll be back at Van Tech to take on Oak Bay from Victoria. Semifinals and placing games begin later that afternoon.

North took the Burnaby/New Westminster zone banner by downing the Burnaby Central Wildcats 5-0 in the BNW final. The Wildcats lost out on an opportunity to play in the provincials, which run May 29-31, when they were blanked 3-0 by West Vancouver.

Allyson and Christina Dickson were named BNW all-stars along with Reesa Wright and Meghan Flood of Central, Jasmine Manhas of Burnaby South and Stefani Cruickshank from New Westminster.

• The St. Thomas More Knights advanced to the AA championship by edging the Sutherland Sabres of North Vancouver 2-1 in overtime. STM had advanced to the qualifying game by downing the Alpha Aztecs 5-2.

The AA provincial tourney will be in Penticton, May 29-31.

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