After nine years, Duncan Christian School back in girls soccer provincials

For the first time in nine years, Duncan Christian School’s girls soccer team is headed to the provincial single-A championships.

The Chargers last qualified in 2006, when they were the tournament hosts. They had previously qualified for the first time in 2004.

This time around, the Chargers have qualified as the third-place team from the Island, having claimed the bronze medal at the tournament hosted by Glenlyon Norfolk School earlier this week.

The Chargers had a tough draw in their opening game on Tuesday as they faced the powerhouse host squad, but Mikayla Cook was able to prevent DCS from being shut out.

The second game went much better for the Chargers as they downed Lake Cowichan 6-1. Cook scored three goals, while Zoey Alyward, Rachelle VanBoven and Lauren King-Nyberg had one each.

Wednesday started off with a 3-0 loss to the eventual silver medallists from North Island Secondary, sending the Chargers to the bronze medal match. In that game, it was DCS’s turn to shut out their opponents, with a 5-0 win. Katrina Climie’s hat trick led the way for Duncan Christian, while King-Nyberg and

Cook also scored. Alyward, who was later named to the Island all-star team, had the shutout in net.

Coached by Taylor Hackett, Don Waddy and Noah Corbett, the Chargers will move on to the provincial single-A championships at Southridge Secondary in Surrey on May 28-30.