CVSA takes four District Cups

Four Cowichan Valley Soccer Association teams, including all three U13 girls squads, came home from Sooke with District Cup championships last weekend.

Cowichan teams won District Cup titles in the U13 girls Gold, Silver 1 and Silver 2 divisions on Saturday, as well as the U18 girls Gold division on Sunday.

Of 29 finals held over the two days, nine were decided by penalty kicks, including Cowichan United’s 1-0 win over Bays United in the U13 girls Silver final. Cowichan’s sixth shooter of the game scored the winner. Jada Hill was named game MVP by the opposing players, but coach Neall Rowlings attributed the victory to teamwork.

"All 17 girls worked hard to achieve the result," he said.

Also going to penalty kicks was the U18 Girls Gold final, which was won 1-0 by Cowichan over the Peninsula Storm, with Caisa Heyes named MVP.

Alyssa Klotz was named game MVP as Cowichan won the U13 girls Gold final 1-0 over Juan de Fuca, and Madison Thomas received MVP honours as the Cowichan Strikers claimed the U13 Girls District Cup.

The CVSA also had six silver medallists in District Cup finals.

The Cowichan Killers dominated most of the play in their U14 girls Silver final against Bays United, but lost 1-0 on penalties, with Khasi Dietrich named MVP. Cowichan lost the U17 girls Gold final 4-1 to Juan de Fuca, with Sartaj Dale named MVP.

The U17 boys Silver final also went to penalties, with Lakehill beating Cowichan 2-1. Cameron Narraway was named MVP. Nic Fusick was game MVP in Cowichan’s 4-1 defeat by the Juan de Fuca Net Rippers in the U13 boys Gold final, Tyson Black was the MVP in Cowichan’s 3-0 loss to Juan de Fuca in the U17 boys Gold final, and Andre Leblanc was the MVP in Cowichan’s 4-0 loss to Peninsula in the U18 boys Silver final.