The Queen Margaret’s School senior girls soccer team has secured a berth in the provincial championships with a second place showing at the Vancouver Island High School Senior AA Girls Soccer Championships May 8 and 9 at the University of Victoria.
The Island tournament’s No. 1 seed as a result of their undefeated regular season, QMS faced St. Margaret’s School in their opening match, winning 3-0. Scoring for the Royals were Jenna Stinka, Emma Mecher and Annelise Rassmussen.
The second pool game saw QMS take on Duncan Christian School in a tough battle of two strong Cowichan Valley school programs. QMS was able to capitalize on their chances and Kaylela Harman was stellar in net, with the Royals taking the win 3-0. Stinka potted two in the victory, and Layla Walker had one goal as well.
In their final pool match, QMS took on École Victor-Brodeur, to whom they had lost during last year’s Island Championships.
“Both teams played extremely well throughout the entire game,” said coach Nick Zuback.
QMS was able to secure the 1-0 win with a hard-earned single goal from Barbara Pavlova Romero Anguiano.
The victory sent QMS to the finals where they met a strong Pacific Christian School team.
Although they didn’t get the win, the QMS team did earn silver and secured a birth to compete at the BC High School Senior Girls Soccer Championships in Surrey.
“The girls have worked so hard this season and their efforts are truly showing it,” said coach Nick Zuback.
St. Margaret’s School rounded out the top three finishers. DCS placed out of the top three and did not advance to the B.C. tournament.