Nakusp beat Creston 5-nil in action Friday.

Nakusp beat Creston 5-nil in action Friday.

Junior girls home win tourny

The Nakusp Cougars, won its invitational secondary school soccer tournament.

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.


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