ABBY SEXTON OF the Comox Valley Millennium shields the ball from Mid-Isle Highlanders' opponent during Sunday afternoon match at Valley View.

Millennium win first league game

U13 Select girls now have teams to play in Upper Island Soccer Association

As youth soccer games go, this was one for the Millennium.

Playing their first ever league game, the Comox Valley Millennium blanked the Mid-Isle Highlanders from Ladysmith 1-0 in U13 Girls Select soccer Sunday at Valley View.

Sofia Cecic netted the game’s only goal while Nicolette Vinnedge and Jessie Coppick shared the shutout. “The girls played amazing and set the tone in the first 15 minutes by not letting the play leave the offensive end,” said Millennium coach Lisa Wigard.

“We formed this Select team last year but did not have a league to play in. We spent all of last year training and playing exhibition games,” Wigard explained. “This year there are actual teams to play in the Upper Island Soccer Association.”

The players voted for their own team captain and assistant captain, with Aisha Hunter-Bellavia chosen as captain and Lauren Wigard as assistant. “We are so lucky as coaches to have such an amazing group of kids and parents,” Wigard said.

The Millennium are away to Powell River U13 this Sunday then host Comox Valley U14 on Sept. 29, with time and venue TBA.


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