Vancouver Island University’s women’s soccer team was runner-up at provincials.
The Mariners ladies lost 2-0 to the Douglas Royals on Saturday in Burnaby at the Pacific Western Athletic Association championships. VIU had shut out the Quest Kermodes 1-0 the day before to reach the final. Maddy Dawson scored for the M’s and Emily Rowbotham earned the shutout.
Rowbotham was named the tourney’s Top Goalkeeper and Samantha Rodgers was chosen Top Defender.
VIU’s men were fourth, losing 4-3 to Douglas in the bronze-medal match and 2-1 against Capilano in the semifinals.