Catalina Magana

Storm reigns over B.C. soccer

Qualicum Beach players help Upper Island U14 girls team to title in first appearance at provincial championships

In their first trip to the B.C. Provincial A soccer championships, Catalina Magana and Olivia Williams emerged as champions, as the U14 Upper Island Storm girls team ran the table on its season with a victory in the championship game July 10.

The two girls, students at Kwalikum Secondary and members of the Kondors senior girls soccer team as Grade 8 students this spring, were part of the North Island squad that won the Vancouver Island U14 title with an undefeated season, then went on to claim the Coastal A Cup before moving on to the provincials.

Erin Jensen of Nanaimo scored in the final two minutes as the Storm topped North Shore SC 1-0 in the final at Burnaby Lake West fields.

The 15-member Storm team is made up of players from across the mid Island, and competes in the Vancouver Island Premier League.

—Submitted by John Williams

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