Silver lining for Mt. Boucherie in valley girls soccer

Bears settle for second against South Kamloops but still get berth at B.C. high school AAA championship in Surrey

Mt. Boucherie's Jordan Tassone (left) works the ball past a South Kamloops player in the Okanagan Valley AAA girls high school soccer final Wednesday at CNB Middle School in West Kelowna.

After an unbeaten regular season, the Mt. Boucherie Bears had visions of claiming their second Okanagan girls AAA high school soccer title in three years.

The South Kamloops Titans had other ideas.

The Titans overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Bears 3-1 in the valley final Wednesday afternoon at Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in West Kelowna.

Grade 9 player Casey Loudon, on a set-up from senior Nikayla Gabriel, put Boucherie on top in the opening half.

But South Kamloops’ front line pressured hard in the second half and the Bears were unable to stem the tide, yielding three unanswered goals.

Despite the loss, Bears’ captain and keeper Baily Weymouth was proud of her team’s effort.

“I thought we played really well, both teams battled and it could have gone either way,” said Weymouth, who is in her third and final season with the Bears. “Kamloops really came at us in the second half, I think the girls were a bit tired and we just couldn’t hold them.”

On the upside, their silver medal effort at valleys wasn’t the end of the line for the Bears.

Boucherie will join South Kam as Okanagan reps at the B.C. high school girls AAA soccer championship May 31 to June 2 at Fleetwood Park in Surrey.

“I think we can still develop more as a team, so it’s good to get a chance to play at provincials,” Weymouth added. “I’m excited for the girls and I think we’re going to go down there an do really well.”

 

Just Posted

Kelowna council puts brakes on second airport hotel proposal

Council defers discussion pending a new report from planning staff

UPDATED: Body found in burnt Kelowna home

“Firefighters later updated police that a body had been discovered inside the home. “

Kelowna facing serious housing challenge

Report to city council shows major issues with the city’s housing situation

Angler fined for over-fishing on Gardom Lake

It was an expensive fishing trip for an Okanagan man this weekend.… Continue reading

Flaggers unite on Okanagan highway

Traffic Control Personnel respond to colleague hit in Lavington

Tattooing couple opens new shop in Lake Country

Cody and Fabiana Philpott opened NSI Tattoo in August

BC Hydro issues storm safety tips

Bulletin indicates “electrical contact incidents resulting in serious injury are on the rise.”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee visits B.C.

Premier John Horgan talks trains, pipelines with southern neighbour

Viral video shows deer killed on Snapchat in Campbell River

RCMP say they have identified those involved and are working with conservation officers

A second robbery of a Penticton business involving a weapon

Police say a male pulled a knife on a Wal-Mart security guard Monday

UPDATE: Police investigate violent Kamloops home invasion

Two people are in hospital with serious injuries following a home invasion

Cost to fix Phoenix pay system to surpass $540 million: auditor general

Michael Ferguson’s review hints the entire system should be scrapped

B.C. government poverty strategy tour set to begin

Victoria first for B.C. committee, province-wide until next March

UPDATE: CBS fires Charlie Rose following allegations

Charlie Rose is the latest public figure to be accused with sexual misconduct allegations

Most Read