Kelowna United teams provincial bound
Several Kelowna United soccer teams are heading to provincials after the Thompson Okanagan Youth Soccer League playoffs.
The Under-18 boys along with the U-15, 16, and 18 girls teams qualified with wins in the playoffs last weekend.
Having earned a bye into the Finals of the Thompson Okanagan Championships on Sunday the Kelowna United U-15 girls played Vernon United for a shot at provincials.
After losing last week to its rivals, Kelowna United prevailed 3-1
Emma Johnson and Brianne Mapson scored in the first half, while defenders gave up little ground. After Vernon made it 2-1 Johnson sealed the win with her second of the game.
The Kelowna girls played the Penticton U-16 girls in a fast paced and entertaining game. Keepers kept the shooters at bay in the first half. But a nice through-ball from Casey Loudoun sent Sydney Solland in on the Kamloops keeper to score. Penticton continued to pressure Kelowna, but strong defence and goaltending from Chloe Grayson kept Penticton from scoring the equalizer and sent the team to provincials.
The Kelowna United U-18 boys team secured their spot in the provincials with continued domination of Shuswap. The Under-16 boys scored early and led from start to finish in a 3-1 win. The U-18 Boys are heading to provincials July 5 – 8 in Aldergrove.
After beating Vernon 4 - 3 to advance to the championship, the Under-13 girls fell 2-1 to Penticton in the final.
After some hard work and a tight final game, Kelowna tied the score at 1-1 only to have the Pinnacles score later to win and qualify for the provincials.