High stakes soccer hits the pitch this week as North Shore high school girls teams are battling for precious provincial championship berths.
All the chips will be played in North Shore AAA action today as Argyle will take on Sentinel in an elimination match between the league's top two teams. Argyle ran away from the rest of the league in regular season action, posting a perfect 6-0 record with 16 goals for and six against. Sentinel and Handsworth battled for second spot in the three-team league with the Spartans earning the nod by the smallest of margins, racking up five points on the season to Handsworth's four.
Argyle and Sentinel will play today starting at 3:30 p.m. at Windsor turf field. The winner will take on Burnaby's No. 1 squad Monday, May 11 starting at 3 p.m. at William Griffin field with the zone's sole provincial berth on the line.
Argyle made the AAA provincials last season, finishing seventh. This year's tournament is scheduled for May 28-30, hosted by Stelly's secondary in Saanichton.
At the AA level the action is equally intense with elimination games scheduled over the next week. Tonight Sutherland will battle Collingwood starting at 3 p.m. at Ambleside E. The winner of that match will take on Seycove Friday starting at 3:30 p.m., location TBD, for the chance to earn the North Shore No. 2 designation in the zone playoffs against Burnaby.
On Monday, May 11, Windsor secondary, the first-place finishers in the North Shore AA league, will go on the road to take on Burnaby's No. 1 squad with the winner moving on to the provincial championships. North Shore No. 2 will also play Monday, taking on Burnaby's No. 2, with the winner moving on to face the loser of the No. 1 battle
Wednesday, May 13 with the zone's final provincial berth on the line.
The provincial AA championship tournament is scheduled for May 28-30, hosted by Vancouver's Crofton House School.