Nelson Selects U17 girls win provincial bronze

Striker Naomi Perkins survives this Vernon defender
Striker Naomi Perkins survives this Vernon defender's tackle in Saturday morning action at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup Championships in Chilliwack. Perkins and her U17 Girls Nelson Selects side survived a nervous second half against Vernon. The Nelson girls needed a win or a tie to advance to the Bronze medal game tomorrow and despite giving up a second half penalty, they came away with a 2-2 draw, enough to move forward.
— image credit: Chuck Bennett photo

Nelson Selects U17 girls squad are coming home from the provincial championships with a bronze medal.

The local squad dominated their final game of the Girls B Cup Provincial Championships in Chilliwack, crushing the host squad 6-1 to finish third in the province.

It was the highest finish of any of the Nelson squads at this year's tournament.

In other action, the U14 Selects lost its final game 1-0 to the Terrace Kermodes to finish in eighth place.

The U15 girls squad took on the Aldergrove Vipers and lost in a shootout to finish in sixth place.

Nelson’s U13 girls squad battled the RGSA Riot, winning 3-0 to take fifth place.

On the boys side of the tournament in Richmond, the U18 Nelson Selects lost to Terrace Kermodes in a shootout to take sixth place overall in the province.

Meanwhile, the U15 boys Selects battled hard, but fell 3-2 to the RVSA Lightning. The locals finished in sixth.

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