The team from top

Riptide U17/18 girls soccer team shines at Starfire Showcase tournament

The U17/18 Riptide girls soccer team travelled to Seattle, Wash. this past weekend for some Canada vs. U.S. action at the Starfire Showcase tournament.

They won each of their three games with a shutout and became a “team to watch.” Only when facing another Canadian team did they concede a goal in a tie game, but they still finished with the highest total points in the U18/19G division.

The rainy weather seemed to fuel the girls as that seems to be the weather they enjoy playing in and play best in.

The fans also came out in the rain, and supported the girls with a gusto not heard elsewhere, a team spokesperson said.

The girls moved the ball very well around the opposition, with great runs and multiple shots at goal. They showed strength and endurance throughout the games and brilliant passing and teamwork.

As one of the players said: “We played harder knowing that there were scouts there, and knowing that we can play hard in four games over three days, we can play that way in a single game every weekend.”

The team now sits in second place in the Island league and hopes that this inspiration will lead them to a berth in the upcoming 2016 Provincial championships.

 

Just Posted

CONTEST: Win a pair of tickets to Sunfest Country Music Festival

Make sure to Like the Comox Valley Record’s Facebook page

3L happy with CVRD staff reversal of ruling

Company’s request for minor amendment to RGS was announced as defeated Tuesday, overturned Wednesday

Nickel Carnival coming to Courtenay

Families welcome for games, face painting, food and more

Specialized vehicle analyzing Courtenay roads

If you see a strange-looking white van with what looks like a… Continue reading

LETTER: Hat obnoxious, manager not bigoted

One Langley Advance letter writer takes exception to another’s comments about an MAGA hat incident.

BC Games: Opening Ceremony from Laketown Ranch

Hundreds of athletes and thousands of volunteers, coaches, parents and officials

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

World’s translators push back on forcing Trump interpreter to testify

Democrats had asked translator to testify about Trump’s lengthy conversation with Putin in Helsinki

Comox legend guest of honour

Stocky Edwards will be the man of the hour Aug. 8

No decision on B.C. school stabbing suspect’s mental fitness for trial

The BC Review Board could not determine whether Gabriel Klein, 21, is fit to stand trial

Cannabis facility planned in Courtenay

Design up to 100,000 square feet

Canadian government threatens to retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs

U.S president had suggested that auto imports pose a national security risk to the U.S.

Wildfire evacuation order forces bride to search for new wedding venue

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards is under an order due to the Mount Eneas wildfire south of Peachland

Recent online kitten abuse video raises serious social media questions

UBC and UFV profs weigh in on the subject of online sharing, shaming, and our digital landscape

Most Read