- BC Games
Double gold for TOFC on North Shore
A pair of Thompson Okanagan Football Club teams struck gold on Thanksgiving weekend at the North Shore girls soccer tournament.
The TOFC Intake U13 grabbed top prize in the U14/15 division, while the Thompson Okanagan U17 squad emerged victorious in the U18 division.
The U13s went undefeated in four games, capturing the title with a 2-1 win over the U14 North Shore Flames in the final.
On opening day, the U13s defeated the U14 North Shore Vipers 2-0 and the U14 Whistler Avalanche 5-1, then added a 4-3 win over the U15 North Shore Sidewinders on the second day of competition.
The TOFC U13 Intake are: Ava Bakala, Georgia Lawerence, Kyleigh Oloriz, Lexi Kinnear, Hannah Tarzwell , Stefanie Young, Charlie Kampan, Olivia McLennan, Sammi Krupka, Piper Conner, Katie Smith, Yvonne Manwaring, Kristen Moon, Sam Gerelle, Emily Metz, Molly McLeod , and the coaches are Brian Dewar
and Henk Kampman.
Meanwhile, the U17 girls opened with a 1-1 tie against Coquitlam Metro Ford with the solo TOFC goal coming on a great strike from distance from Nikki Manwaring.
On Sunday, TOFC delivered two stellar performances over North Shore (4-1) and Port Coquitlam (3-0). An excellent showing with a hat trick from Nikki Manwaring and a solo strike from Hannah Love against North Shore. Goals from Aryana Jacura, Jaedyn Penkala (PK) and Moraya Harrison against Port Coquitlam sealed that win.
The final on Monday was another match against the North Shore girls who were determined to put up a better performance than their previous 4-1 loss to TOFC. The TOFC girls played well, creating better chances overall and were duly rewarded with a solo goal off a Manwaring corner which deflected off a North Shore defender and into the back of the net. The lone marker earned TOFC a 1-0 win and the gold medal.
The U17 TOFC gold medalists are: Becca Kletke, Sarah Huber, Teigan Moore, Moraya Harrison, Lindsay Lalach, Erin Graham, Jaedyn Penkala, Kiana Ajamzadeh, Lizzy Raye, Maddy Laranjo, Hannah Love, Nikki Manwaring, Joella Koblischke, Aryana Jacura and Rachel McMillan.