The Sooke Girls U18 Autobots advanced to the Lower Island Soccer Association District Cup semifinals last weekend with a convincing 7-2 win over the Bays at Fred Milne Park.
The Bays scored the game’s first goal beating the Sooke defence with a cross. Goalkeeper for Sooke, Andrea Van Dyk did not have a chance.
The Sooke team counterattacked when Chloe Mitchell took a pass from Tayler Bernard to tie the game.
Defenders Racheal Wiebe, Katija Pallot, Kiomi Yates and Jaime Lafontaine defended well throughout the game.
Bernard scored Sooke’s second goal.
Bays broke away and scored to tie up the game 2-2 before halftime.
Autobots came out stronger in the second half.
Mid-field players Mitchell, Carmyn Wright, Riley McLean, Sarah Ehman and Mariyah Dunn-Jones, Cassidy Logan executed the ball well with good thought, feeding the ball and supporting strikers Benard, Hailey Dimock, Nicole Oyler and Hope Millard.
BeRnard was on fire, she earned two more goals, with her third assisted by Pallot.
After that, the gates opened for the Autobots, McLean scored from mid field and Oyler scored two more goals to clinch the win for Sooke.
The Autobots will play their semifinal game this Sunday (March 6) at Fred Milne Park. Game time is 10 a.m.