Upper Island Storm player Alyssa Klotz looks to make a pass during the VIPL final against the Saanich Prospect Lake Fusion on Saturday at Merle Logan Field.

Undefeated Storm girls win Island championship

NANAIMO – The Upper Island Storm U14 girls' side completed an undefeated season by winning the Vancouver Island Premier League championship.

Rep soccer season saw a perfect Storm.

The Upper Island Storm U14 girls’ side completed an undefeated season by winning the Vancouver Island Premier League championship. The Storm held on and defeated the Saanich Prospect Lake Fusion 2-1 on Saturday at Merle Logan Field.

“I thought they played outstanding,” said Bobbie Taylor, the team’s coach. “We have some talented players and a talented team and they made some selfless choices.”

Jazmine Wilkinson and Claire Krynowsky scored the goals in Saturday’s final.

While the Storm have been winning, Taylor said the players have been developing all along and have maintained a high level over a long season.

“They’re very competitive and they bring it,” she said.

The victory qualifies the girls for the Coastal Cup playdowns, which start April 9-10, and more importantly, B.C. Soccer’s A Cup championship tournament in Burnaby in July.

Two other Storm rep girls’ teams competed in the VIPL finals this past weekend at Merle Logan Field. The U16 Storm were defeated 3-2 in overtime by the Upper Island Riptide, and the U18 Storm lost in penalty kicks at the end of a 0-0 game against the Saanich Prospect Lake Fusion.

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