Youth teams from the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) took to the pitches at South Surrey Athletic Park on Saturday and Sunday this past weekend for the BCSPL League Cup Finals. There are eight franchises in the BCSPL, one from the Island, one from the Interior and the remaining six from the lower mainland. The BCSPL provides an elevated level of competition for high performance players in BC. The Vancouver Island Wave franchise is made up of players from the entire island.
The U15 Vancouver Island Wave Girls is a true island team with players from Victoria, Nanaimo and north as well as from Salt Spring. They finished league play in first place which had the team seeded number one into the playoffs which began earlier this month. They won their semi-final last weekend 2-0 over Fusion FC to find themselves in the finals this weekend vs second place Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club.
The team’s day started with some excellent decision making skills as the team changed their ferry reservations to catch an earlier boat due to the wind warnings for later in the day and it turned out to be a great move or they would have arrived late to the field. It continued to go well for the VI Wave when Sophie Miranda, Erin Taylor and Ava Alexander each had a goal each with keeper Erika Bolink recording the 3-0 shut-out for the Island team.
Coaches Steph Steiner and Lyle Eggen are extremely proud of the hard work this team has put in and are looking forward to seeing them back on the field for the next phase of the BCSPL which will begin games in March 2018.
This weekend’s catchphrase was Watch out for the Waves!!