Pipers, Royals and Cavaliers score tickets to soccer provincials

Argyle, Handsworth and Collingwood will represent the North Shore at the upcoming high school senior girls soccer provincial championships.

At the AAA level the Argyle Pipers powered into the B.C. championships, finishing first in the North Shore league before blowing out New West Secondary 7-1 to earn a provincial berth. Handsworth took a harder road but ended up at the same spot, winning three straight elimination games to earn their provincial berth. The Royals edged out Carson Graham 4-3 then beat Burnaby North 5-1 and New West 2-0 to make provincials.

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At the AA level the Collingwood Cavaliers also had a long fight to make provincials after finishing third on the North Shore (they ended up on the bottom of a three-way tie with St. Thomas Aquinas and Sutherland). Collingwood defeated Windsor 2-1, Sutherland 2-1, Alpha Secondary 3-2 in overtime and finally STA 1-0 in overtime to make provincials.

The AAA championships run May 29-31 at Cloverdale Athletic Park while the AA tournament will be held May 30-June 1 in Campbell River.   

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