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Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in NCAA’s Power 5 football conference

Soccer goalie joined gridiron team after kicker shortage due to COVID-19

 

The field at Sherman Road is closed to travelling teams after soccer is shut down due to COVID-19. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Soccer in Cowichan put on hold due to COVID-19

“We have a temporary clarification that we can’t travel to other communities”

 

FILE - In this March 26, 2006 file photo, former soccer player Diego Maradona smokes a cigar as he watches Argentina’s first division soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Maradona struggled with substance use and doping accusations throughout his career

 

The Fury’s Raymond Sam outpaces a Prospect Lake defender during the teams’ 4-4 tie at the Sherman Road turf last Friday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Fury play to another draw

Quw’utsun edged by Lakehill in Victoria

The Fury’s Raymond Sam outpaces a Prospect Lake defender during the teams’ 4-4 tie at the Sherman Road turf last Friday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
NIFA Pacific’s Makayla Joe-George kicks high during a recent home game at Shawnigan Lake School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

NIFA Pacific’s improvement shows against Gorge

Cowichan-based club has made strides since debut

NIFA Pacific’s Makayla Joe-George kicks high during a recent home game at Shawnigan Lake School. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Seen here in a game earlier this season, Nicola Mawson earned the Fresh Kenny’s Hard Hat for her play in a 1-0 loss to Gorge last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Elements not on Cowichan United’s side in loss

First-half wind helps Gorge, but dies before second half

Seen here in a game earlier this season, Nicola Mawson earned the Fresh Kenny’s Hard Hat for her play in a 1-0 loss to Gorge last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Steelheads’ Nick Zuback sends in a pass from the wing during Cowichan’s 5-1 win over Prospect Lake at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Dam breaks as Cowichan Steelheads pick up first win

49ers earn easy points as JDF forfeits

The Steelheads’ Nick Zuback sends in a pass from the wing during Cowichan’s 5-1 win over Prospect Lake at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
With hits like this, Booker Daniel made an immediate impact in his Kerry Park Islanders debut on Tuesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders look rusty after two weeks off

Isles fall to Panthers, but vengeance could come soon

With hits like this, Booker Daniel made an immediate impact in his Kerry Park Islanders debut on Tuesday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)

B.C. women’s soccer team penalized by club for putting LGBTQI2S+ patch on jerseys

The Chilliwack FC board didn’t approve patches recognizing the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities

Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)
NIFA 1 linzi clair front , back sabrina elliot

Defence keeps NIFA in it until the end

Div. 3 women lose third straight

NIFA 1 linzi clair front , back sabrina elliot
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Citizen file)
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Citizen file)
The Steelheads’ Eric Nelson and 49ers Jai Irvine battle for the ball during masters soccer action Saturday night at Sherman Road turf. (Brook Lisson photo)

Cowichan Masters battle for Sherman turf supremacy

Cowichan 49ers prevail over Steelheads

The Steelheads’ Eric Nelson and 49ers Jai Irvine battle for the ball during masters soccer action Saturday night at Sherman Road turf. (Brook Lisson photo)
Fury’s Alex Smith.

Cowichan Farm Store Fury make it two in a row

Quw’utsun FC falls 3-0 to Sooke

Fury’s Alex Smith.
Stevan Zoric in Cowichan LMG's first winning game of the season last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan nails down first victory of Div. 1 soccer season

Players construct a masterful game plan from the foundation built during previous games

Stevan Zoric in Cowichan LMG's first winning game of the season last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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’s Tarah Thomas battles a Gorge player during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
Jim Noon of the Cowichan Steelheads tackles Steve Scott of UVic — former Cowichan LMG stalwart — during last Friday’s masters game in Victoria. (Brook Lisson photo)

Cowichan Fury score four once more

Quw’utsun FC suffers first defeat

Jim Noon of the Cowichan Steelheads tackles Steve Scott of UVic — former Cowichan LMG stalwart — during last Friday’s masters game in Victoria. (Brook Lisson photo)
Stu Barker controls the ball in a Cowichan 49ers game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

‘Shake ‘n Bake’ helps Cowichan 49ers cook Gorge

Gorge showed up for their home game with plenty of depth

Stu Barker controls the ball in a Cowichan 49ers game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
Cowichan LMG’s Govinda Innes launches a kick during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)

Every game better than the last for Cowichan LMG

“We’re definitely going in the right direction”

Cowichan LMG’s Govinda Innes launches a kick during a game earlier this season. (Citizen file)
Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

United runs to win over tired Prospect Lake Premier team

Cowichan took full advantage, playing to a 1-0 victory

Madison Thomas manoeuvres the ball in the midfield for Cowichan United. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan’s Nicole Pugh collects the ball deep in the Gorge end during her team’s season opener at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan United runs with the big guns

Women’s soccer team holds its own against defending Div. 1 champs

Cowichan’s Nicole Pugh collects the ball deep in the Gorge end during her team’s season opener at the Sherman Road turf last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)