TOYSL provincial playdown results
Forty Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League squads played in Kamloops on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, on McArthur Island for the right to represent the league at the provincial soccer championships.
Advancing to provincials from Kamloops at the provincial A level: The under-13 Kamloops Blaze boys and the under-14 Blaze girls.
The provincial A cup tournament will be played in Richmond on July 2 and July 3.
Qualifying from Kamloops for the B-level provincials on the boys’ side: The under-17 and under-13 Blaze squads.
Making the trip to provincials on the B-level girls’ side: The under-16 and under-13 Blaze (Orange) teams.
The provincial B cup tournaments will be hosted in Powell River (under-13 boys and girls), 100 Mile House (under-15 boys and girls) and Penticton (under-14, -16, -17 and -18 boys and girls) from July 7 to July 10.
Scoring details that were provided before KTW’s press deadline on Tuesday, June 21, are listed on this page.
U14 Blaze A girls top Prince George
The under-14 Kamloops Blaze rep A girls posted two weekend wins over Prince George to clinch a Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League title and advance to the provincial championship.
Mairi Sutherland and Moraya Harrison scored in a 2-1 victory on Saturday, June 18, and Harrison netted the Blaze’s only goal in a 1-0 win on Sunday, June 19.
Lilly Chisholm was between the pipes for both games.
River-City rumble in TOYSL final
It was an all-Kamloops matchup that someone had to lose in the under-13 girls’ rep B Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League final, which was held on Sunday, June 19
The unfortunate squad, the Blaze Blue girls, fell 3-2 in a shootout to the Blaze Orange girls.
Hannah McDonald and Hannah Marra scored for the Orange girls to push the game to penalty kicks, where McDonald, Cassie Morris, Delaney Collins and Hayley Guizzo sealed the Blaze Blue’s fate.
Brenna Worsfold was in goal for the Blaze Orange girls.
Scoring details for the Blue squad were not available as of KTW’s press deadline on Tuesday, June 21.
The Blaze Orange girls will be in Powell River from July 7 to July 10 for provincials.
U13 Blaze B boys going to provincials
The under-13 Kamloops Blaze rep B boys will represent the River City at a provincial championship tourney from July 7 to July 10.
Kamloops earned two wins — 4-0 over Vernon on Saturday, June 18, and 2-0 over Kelowna United on Sunday, June 15 — to advance to provincials.
Brennan Atamanchuk, Dawson Barclay (2) and Jan Glowczynski did the damage for Kamloops against Vernon, while Glowczynski and Harminder Padda tallied against Kelowna.
Sam Fehst and Jake Barron shared the shutout against Vernon; Fehst did all the work between the pipes against Kelowna.
U17 rep B boys going to Penticton
The under-17 Kamloops Blaze rep B boys blanked Shuswap United 4-0 on Sunday, June 19, to clinch a Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League title and advance to the provincial championship, which gets underway in Penticton on July 7.
Justin Donaldson netted a hat-trick and Dan Freeze tallied once in support of Blaze goalkeeper Nathan Masi, who earned the shutout.
Disappointment for U14 Blaze boys
The under-14 Kamloops Blaze Orange rep B boys were unable to advance to the provincial championship after losing 2-1 to Kelowna United in a Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League semi-final on Saturday, June 18.
Caimon Weiser notched Kamloops’ only goal in support of Blaze goalkeeper Cooper Harcott, who played well in defeat.