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Owls soar to Valley title

Kelowna Owls captain Jessica Burma (right) battles a South Kamloops opponent in the Okanagan Valley AAA girls soccer final Wednesday at KSS. - Sean Connor/Capital News
Kelowna Owls captain Jessica Burma (right) battles a South Kamloops opponent in the Okanagan Valley AAA girls soccer final Wednesday at KSS.
— image credit: Sean Connor/Capital News

With a spot at the provincials already locked up, the Kelowna Owls could have simply gone through the motions.

But the lure of an Okanagan Valley AAA girls soccer title was more than enough motivation as the Owls dumped South Kamloops 3-0 on Wednesday afternoon in the championship game at KSS.

Captain Jessica Burma put Kelowna on top to stay 24 minutes into the game when she scored from 20 yards out off a pass from Andrea Bergg.

Bergg and Lexa Leclair, on a free kick from 40 yards, scored in the second half to put the game away. Keeper Macklyn Anderson made several key saves to post her 11th shutout of the season.

Kelowna coach Arnar Bernhardsson managed to get all 20 of his players on to the pitch in the title game, with notable performances being turned in by Grade 10 players Cayte Wilson and Devon Weaden.

The Owls have posted a 22-4-1 record this season.

As the provincial hosts, the Titans have an automatic berth into the B.C. championship, while the Owls were already in as league finalists.

The B.C. AAA girls high school soccer championship is set for June 2 to 4 in Kamloops.

 

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