Duncan Christian School’s girls soccer team made a run at the single-A Island title this month. (Submitted)

Chargers crack top four at tough Island tourney

DCS beats crosstown rivals to reach semis

The Duncan Christian School Chargers were in the running for the Island single-A girls soccer championship in Victoria on May 9 and 10, and ended up finishing fourth at the tournament.

After a 4-0 loss to Glenlyon Norfolk School, the eventual second-place finishers, in their first pool game, the Chargers needed to beat their cross-town rivals from Queen Margaret’s School to advance to the semifinals. QMS had defeated DCS by a single goal in both regular-season games, so the Chargers knew they were up for a tough battle.

This time it was Duncan Christian’s turn to prevail as captain Anna Corbett and striker Kevannah Thorne each scored twice and Grace George added one in a 5-2 win over Queen Margaret’s.

The Chargers fell to St. Andrew’s 5-0 in their semifinal, then lost 4-1 to North Island Secondary in the third/fourth game, with Thorne scoring the lone goal for DCS. St. Andrew’s beat NISS 1-0 in the final, and both teams will head to Nakusp for provincials this coming weekend.

Coaches Ivan Schulz and Clay Theckston are bidding farewell to eight Grade 12s who have played for the school for the last five years: Chelsea Day, Anna Corbett, Rebekah Lewis, Jessica Caron, Emily Neufeld, Hannah Downie, Makayla Joe George and Phyliss Jack.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Business notes: WINGS set to close on Aug. 29

A few of the things going on in Cowichan’s business community

Collision knocks over fire hydrant on Ypres Street

Duncan firefighters quick to get situation under control

Pumps not needed on the Cowichan River this year

Wet year so far has resulted in higher water levels

Pig destined for sanctuary goes missing from Cobble Hill farm

Berleen was less than two weeks from travelling to Manitoba when she vanished

‘Don’t kill my mom’: Ryan Reynolds calls on young British Columbians to be COVID-smart

‘Deadpool’ celebrity responds to premier’s call for social influence support

Protesters showcase massive old yellow cedar as Port Renfrew area forest blockade continues

9.5-foot-wide yellow cedar measured by Ancient Forest Alliance campaigners in Fairy Creek watershed

Taking dog feces and a jackhammer to neighbourhood dispute costs B.C. man $16,000

‘Pellegrin’s actions were motivated by malice …a vindictive, pointless, dangerous and unlawful act’

Racist stickers at Keremeos pub leaves group uneasy and angry

The ‘OK’ hand gesture is a known hate-symbol

VIDEO: World responds to B.C. girl after pandemic cancels birthday party

Dozens of cards and numerous packages were delivered to six-year-old Charlie Manning

Expected fall peak of COVID-19 in Canada could overwhelm health systems: Tam

National modelling projections released Friday show an expected peak in cases this fall

Hundreds of sea lions to be killed on Columbia River in effort to save endangered fish

Nearly 22,000 comments received during public review were opposed, fewer than 200 were for

Devil’s Hand Poker Run in Campbell River to face RCMP scrutiny

The Campbell River RCMP will be keeping a close eye on the… Continue reading

B.C.’s fuel suppliers to publish prices to provide accountability: minister

Bruce Ralston says move will ensure industry publicly accountable for unexplained prices increases

Most Read