Riptide teams vie for spot at BC’s

The U16 girls have advanced to provincials in summer

The U15 and U16 Riptide girls soccer teams were both victorious Saturday at the Vanier turf.

Saturday in playoff soccer matches.

The U15s defeated Saanich Fusion 4-1 in a semi-final, A Cup match. They will face the Nanaimo Storm in the final on the April 14-15 weekend.

The U16 girls beat Gorge/Lakehill 2-1, advancing to the Coastal Cup, and to provincials in Richmond in July.

On Sunday, the U18 boys lost to the Storm, who advance to provincials. The U18 girls game was postponed to the April 14-15 weekend.

This weekend, the Riptide U14 boys, U14 girls, U15 boys, U16 girls and u18 boys are competing at the Mayor’s Cup Tournament in Surrey.

The Riptide is pushing players on to the Tier 1 HPL Wave Program from the teams that have finished cup play. They include Jessica Postle, 2004 girls; Avik Bakashi, 2005 boys; Emile Abele, 2004 boys; and Annika Schmunk, 2003 girls.

The program also has a number of players commiting to EVN in Denmark for next year: Maddy Harris, Kaleigh Claire, Syndey Sutherland and Birgit Power.

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