The Oceanside Wildfire girls U14/15 soccer team played a spirited game against the top-ranked Mid-Island Hurricanes recently.
Although they lost 1-0 to the vaunted Ladysmith squad, the locals gave the Hurricanes a run for their money, said proud parent Debbie Shore.
Coach Dan Mackay said it was nice to see the effort from his players.
The Wildfire are a young team — in their second year of U14/15 play — and are in second place.
To maintain that position, the Wildfire play next at Arrowview Elementary School in Qualicum Beach on Saturday. Game time is noon.