NIFA Pacific’s Tarah Thomas battles a Gorge player during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

NIFA Pacific’s Tarah Thomas battles a Gorge player during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

NIFA Pacific hold their own against Premier squad

Young squad gets its footing as season progresses

NIFA Pacific United FC continued to play strong soccer in their first season in Div. 3 of the Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association.

The club lost 2-0 last Friday to a Prospect Lake masters team that has spent years together in the Premier division.

“NIFA played very good and showed signs of coming together by having moments of moving the ball around in phases,” head coach Dano Thorne said. “Some good things, and the team remains positive and enjoying the soccer.”

Jennifer Jack had a solid outing in goal, while the coach was also impressed with the play of Kevannah Thorne and Mariah Thomas.

“The team vets continue to get stronger and provide good leadership,” Dano Thorne said.

NIFA will be back in action this Sunday at 10 a.m. at Shawnigan Lake School.

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