RIPTIDE U15 GIRLS keeper Cass Wood makes a save during their semifinal battle against the Storm. The Riptide

Riptide teams advance to Island soccer finals

Three local sides score impressive wins in semifinal competition




It’s been another successful Vancouver Island Premier League season for the Upper Island Soccer Association Riptide soccer program, with three of the five Riptide teams  advancing to the Island finals.

The winner of these games will represent Vancouver Island at the BC Soccer A Cup Provincials and Coastal A Cup.

The U14 girls, coached by Ash Mohtadi, took their semifinal game with an entertaining 5-4 win over the South Zone-Storm and will host the Saanich Fusion FC on Saturday, April 6, in Courtenay at Queneesh Park at 12 p.m.

The U16 boys, coached by Henry Roller, posted a very decisive 7-0 win over Juan de Fuca. They host Prospect Lake on Sunday, April 7 in Campbell River at Pinecrest Park at 12 p.m.

The U15 girls, coached by Mike Oldale, won their semifinal 2-1 over the South Zone-Storm after a shootout that saw all 11 players on the pitch have to shoot. They play the Saanich Fusion FC on Sunday, April 7 with kickoff 12 p.m. in Saanich.

For more information, schedules and standings, see


– UISA Riptide



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