Valley athletes lead Team B.C. against U.S.

Friday's game will go at 4 p.m., and Sunday's match is set for 9 a.m.

Nine Cowichan Valley rugby players will be suiting up for a pair of matches this weekend as B.C.’s U18 women’s team takes on the U.S. U18 women’s squad at Brentwood College School on Friday and Sunday.

Brentwood students Delaney Martin, Brooklyn Navarette, Avi Sharabi, Mckenna Haz, Denise Roy and Ciel Arbour-Boehme will don the Team BC jersey along with Cowichan Secondary players Hannah Morten, Mariah Fontana and Emily Lindsay.

The B.C. women, who recently won the Western Canadian Championships with a two-game sweep over an all-star team of players from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, will be one of the first opponents for the newly created U.S. U18 women’s team.

Friday’s game will go at 4 p.m., and Sunday’s match is set for 9 a.m.