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QYSA takes to the road traveling south

Five teams from Quesnel traveled south to participate at the Slurpee Cup a three day tournament in Kamloops.

As the weather heats up so does the soccer season.

Five teams from Quesnel traveled south to participate at the Slurpee Cup a three day tournament in Kamloops; the U12 Boys, U14 Boys, U16 Boys, U12 Girls and U14 Girls.

The U14 Girls played hard over the weekend, with their tireless efforts landing the team in third place overall. The girls tied their first three matches of the tournament ending with a final score of 0-0 against 100 Mile House, 1-1 in the game with Pitt Meadows and 1-1 when they faced off against the team from Terrace. In their last game of the tournament Quesnel was facing the first place team. It was a tough game that ended in a loss for Quesnel, with a final score of 2-0 in favour of Kelowna.

Athlete Halle Cada scored the first and only goal for Quesnel’s U12 girls, ending the game against Vernon in a tie 1-1. Although the girls played hard throughout the tournament the other three matches played over the May long weekend ended in disappointing loses for the U12 girls division, with the girls unable to make their way through the other teams to net a goal.

There were some tough loses for the boys teams over the course of the tournament. It seemed they were out matched by their opponents on the field. The teams played hard over the three days but were unable to win any of their matches.

Eric Wickham, coach of the U12 boys, felt that even though no wins were claimed by the three Quesnel boys teams that travelled to Kamloops, they played with and put in a tremendous amount of effort. Though they did not return home with any victories, Wickham believed that the weekend was helpful for the young athletes. He could see improvements in his players over the three days at the Slurpee Cup.

Also accompanying the teams from the Quesnel Youth Soccer Association (QYSA) to the Kamloops Slurpee Cup were members Haley Schotel, Kyra Teetzen and Kaitlyn Godsoe. These three accomplished athletes took the opportunity to play with the European Football School’s (EFS) U17 girls team, along with players from North Vancouver, Squamish, Salmon Arm and Williams Lake. The team did extremely well, taking first place overall and scoring at least four goals each match. The players performed exceptionally well, and EFS coach Saibo Talic was pleased with the quality of the Quesnel players.

The teams took to the road the following weekend, May 24-25, for the second meeting of the Cariboo Youth Soccer League in 100 Mile House.

At the 100 Mile House games the U14 girls division returned home triumphant with a final score of two wins and no losses, winning games against Williams Lake and 100 Mile House teams. Quesnel claimed another two victories over the weekend when the U12 girls played and won the games against Williams Lake and 100 Mile House.

The next games for Quesnel Youth Soccer League will be held in Prince George Sunday May 31.


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