Nakusp’s Junior Girls took spot at its own tournament this past weekend.
The Junior Girls A soccer team, the Nakusp Cougars, won its invitational secondary school soccer tournament May 2 and May 3.
It was the girls’ first home tournament win in 10 years and was reason enough to celebrate Friday night especially after two shut-out games that afternoon.
The Cougars beat Creston 5-0 and Rossland 4-0.
The following day’s game was closer, but they still came away with a win – 4-3 over Trail.
Coach Cheryl Black was very happy with how the team was played.
“The two wins with two shutouts was really good,” she said.
Some of the stand-out players defensively were sweeper Abby McMillan, goalkeeper Rene Goodman and goal scorers Halley Herridge and Raven Atherton.
But of course every member of the Cougar team played a role in their success over perhaps less disciplined teams, added Black.
The Junior B team and the Senior team did not fare as well with wins but surely gained a wealth in sportsmanship and teamwork. Other schools who participated were from Trail, Creston, Cranbrook, Castlegar, Rossland, Penticton and Oliver.