D.W. Poppy Redhawks' Gracie Quesnelle helped her team win the Grade 8/9 girls Fraser Valley title with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Thomas Haney Thunder.

D.W. Poppy Redhawks' Gracie Quesnelle helped her team win the Grade 8/9 girls Fraser Valley title with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Thomas Haney Thunder.

Redhawks soar to Valley title

Langley's D.W. Poppy Grade 8/9 girls soccer team are the Fraser Valley champions

Amy Connorton scored three times — including the golden goal in overtime — as the D.W. Poppy Redhawks captured the Grade 8/9 girls Fraser Valley championship.

With the score tied at two and five minutes to play, Emily White’s corner kick found Connorton, who notched her hat trick goal in the 3-2 win over the host Thomas Haney Thunder.

The game was played May 19 at Thomas Haney Secondary.

After a scoreless first half, the Thunder struck early in the second half before Connorton notched back-to-back goals. But with two minutes to play, Haney converted a corner kick to force overtime.

The Thunder were the top seed for the Fraser Valley tournament while the Redhawks were ranked third. But team got hot for the championships, winning 8-0 and 7-0 in the quarter-finals and semifinals, respectively.

 

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