The Comox Valley United U14 girls soccer team won the Island championship.
The Chillie Peppers beat Nanaimo in the North Island final March 1 to advance to the March 5 Island Cup final in Victoria. Their opponent was Lakehill United, the top South Island team.
Comox Valley opened the scoring at the 15-minute mark when Adeline Fyfe found the top left corner of the net from the 18-yard mark. Lakehill answered 15 minutes later to tie the game 1-1 before the end of the first half.
CVU added a second goal 12 minutes into the second half. After a string of passes, Sadie Schweigel’s shot from inside Lakehill’s 18-yard box found the lower left corner of the net. Ten minutes later, Charlotte Agnew made it 3-1 for the Chillies. Lakehill scored with four minutes remaining, but two minutes later, CVU made it 4-2 when Mira Herchmiller buried a free kick from Lakehill’s 20-yard mark.
Schweigel and Ella Atherstone shared goalkeeper duties taking a half each. Both had showstopper games. Herchmiller was named MVP of the match.
The Chillies were coached by Jason Schweigel, Nancy Guhl and Steven Fyfe.