Alyward leads the charge at provincials

Goalkeeper Zoey Alyward was named to the Commissioner’s 16 after a series of outstanding performances for Duncan Christian School at the provincial senior girls single-A soccer championships in Surrey last month.

The Chargers were making their first appearance at the provincial championships in nine years, and ended up in a tough pool, but managed to hold their own.

Alyward was named Player of the Game after making countless saves in the tournament opener against West Point Grey, who would go on to finish fourth overall. Juliet King earned Player of the Game honours in the second game, against Langley Christian, after taking charge of the back line with starting centre defender Jordyn Halloran sidelined. Zeara Broadway’s handspring throw-in was the talk of the match.

The team continued to improve with every game, and Lauren King-Nyberg was emblematic of that as she played her best game to date against Ashcroft on Friday morning and earned Player of the Game honours. On Friday afternoon, the Chargers came up against North Island Secondary, who had finished just ahead of DCS at the Island championships. Halloran got back into action and collected the Player of the Game award.

Mikayla Cook got the Chargers on the board first in their final game of the tournament, but the 1-0 lead didn’t hold up as Queen Charlotte Secondary came back to win 4-1 thanks in large part to a couple of unlucky penalty shots. Cook was named Player of the Game.