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

Ethel Street to reopen in Kelowna as upgrade work wraps up

Design work has already started for the next phase of Ethel Street’s active transportation corridor

Petition filed to supreme court on Peachtree Village

A petition was filed Wednesday by the Friends of Beach Avenue Association

Accident near Kelowna shopping centre

Fender bender on Springfield Avenue across from Orchard Park Mall

West Kelowna firefighters to collect food donations

Annual collection will help stock the shelves of the food bank in West Kelowna over the winter

Lake Country plan recommends to save for emergencies

The financial plan will be presented to council Tuesday

Okanagan ski hills open for the season

Both Big White and Silverstar Resort open for the 2017-18 season Thursday

Fuel spill follows train derailment near Hell’s Gate

Empty grain train jumped the track after a landslide

BC Ferries vehicle traffic last summer was best ever

CEO says positive results reduce future pressure on fares

Big White has wet opening day

The resort only opened four out of 19 lifts

False killer whale ‘Chester’ dies at Vancouver Aquarium

He was found stranded near Tofino in July 2014 and only had a 10 per cent chance of making it at the time

Elves in search of their clothes

Eight costumes missing from Summerland Legion

Albas: Single parents and the Canada Child Tax Benefit

Kelowna area Conservative MP Dan Albas talks about the Canada Child Tax Benefit

Fuhr: A place to call home

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr talks about the National Housing Strategy

Most Read