The Sooke Tsunamis proudly model their Silver District Cup and medals.

A real nail-biter, right down to the last minute

The Sooke Tsunamis U-15 girls soccer team finished their season on a high.

The Sooke Tsunamis U-15 girls soccer team finished their season on a high, finishing as champions with the U15 Silver District Cup. As a team, they made it to the Lower Island District Cup finals,  which was played on Saturday, April 6 at West Hills stadium.

They won their soccer match against Cowichan, with a final score of 2-1 in a well-fought battle.

The game started with the Tsunamis dominating the first half and seeing many chances to score. Forwards Cassidy Logan and Hailey Dimock had many opportunities, with the support of their mid-fielders  Morganne Orchard, Alexis George,  Mary Gaj, Morgan O’quinn and Taylor Benard. In spite of all efforts, the ball would not go in the net.

The back line played tight with Rachael Wiebe as sweeper,  Katija Pallot as stopper, and the outside defenders Kiomi Yates, Sarah Ehman and Riley McLean. Goalkeeper Hope Millard made some outstanding saves in the first half.

At halftime, the score was still tied, 0-0.

Cowichan came out very strong in the second half, penetrating the back line and scoring. The Tsunamis worked very hard with several more attempts to score, but the soccer gods were not shining on Sooke that day — or so it seemed.

The ball came to outside mid-fielder Taylor Benard who took a shot and scored to tie up the match. The game was very intense. Sooke  dealt with the pressure, and continued to make many more attempts to score, with a shot that rebounded off Cowichan goalkeeper.

At last, with only minutes left in the game, Rebecca Stauffer had a shot. And she placed it well, scoring the winning goal.

The girls played a well-fought battle, and Alexis George was picked MVP for Sooke Tsunamis for the match. Congratulations Tsunamis for being such champions!

 

Just Posted

High-end whisky seized in B.C. bar raids

Raids end in seizures at Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver whisky joints

LETTERS: Sooke preschool celebrates 30th anniversary

Kingfisher Preschool to hold anniversary event May 26

High speed internet coming to remote CRD areas

Ottawa to invest $34 million to build 3.5 million metres of subsea fibre optic cable in B.C.

Affordable housing organization seeks to build in Sooke

Habitat for Humanity hopes to build cluster of townhouses at 2008 Murray Road

Council re-tenders Murray Road staircase project

Project could be delayed months

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading

Train derails in Northwest B.C.

CN reports no injuries or dangerous goods involved after coal train derailment.

Double-doubles and demonstrations: Employees rally outside Tim Hortons

Protests held in response to Ontario franchise owners cutting employee benefits and breaks

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Botox, bomb shelters, and the blues: one year into Trump presidency

A look into life in Washington since Trump’s inauguration

Christopher Garnier appealing murder conviction in death of off-duty cop

Jury found Garnier guilty in December, rejecting his claim she died accidentally during rough sex

Transportation watchdog must revisit air passenger obesity complaint

Canadian Transportation Agency must take new look at Gabor Lukacs’ complaint against Delta Air Lines

Gas plants verdict coming down today; ex-premier’s top aides to learn fate

Verdict to be delivered on senior staff to former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty

WestJet appeals lost bid to scrap harassment lawsuit

Airline argues judge was wrong to have dismissed the company’s application to strike the legal action

Most Read