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Eleven Kelowna United teams to vie for provincial soccer titles

Kelowna United captured six of a possible nine Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League playoff championships on the weekend and will be represented by 11 teams at BC Soccer provincial tournaments in early July.

Two United boys teams — U13 (Neale) and U14 (West) — added TOYSL playoff titles to their regular-season championship and will make a bid for a BC Soccer crown at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup in West Vancouver July 7-10.

<who>Contributed </who>Kelowna United defeated host Penticton Pinnacles 1-0 on Sunday to claim the Thompson-Okanagan Youth Soccer League U18 playoff championship. The team will represent the zone at the BC Soccer provincial tournament in West Vancouver July 7-10. Members of the winning team are, from left, front: Justis Jelasco, Matthew Harden, Cameron Ambrosio, Corbin Beauchemin, Corey Bennett, Lloyd Larsen and Jas Khun Khun. Back: Spencer Young, Ilan Michaeli, Kealan Cangiano, Jeremy McKay, Hakeem Rockwell, Noah Vandemark, Raj Parmer, Josh Clark, Foster Warren, Zach Bradshaw and Yann Calmets (coach).The U13s defeated the Kelowna United K team in the TOYSL playoff final on Sunday in Penticton while the U14s downed Kelowna L in that division title match.

The younger teams will be joined in West Vancouver by the Kelowna United U18s, who won the TOYSL playoffs by defeating the host Penticton Pinnacles 1-0. Corbin Beauchemin scored the lone Kelowna goal off a feed from Josh Clark in the final on Sunday.

<who>Contributed </who>A 3-1 victory over Shuswap on Sunday earned the Kelowna United U14 (Smith) girls a Thompson-Okanagan playoff championship. They'll now represent TOYSL at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup in Penticton July 7-10. Members of the team are, from left, front: Tayshja Clark. Middle: Mike Smith (coach) Alison McDuff, Katie Schultz, Nikki Rowe, Sam Brown, Makenna Banser, Madison Dyck, Ashlyn Eisenkrein and Mark Brown (coach). Back: Darlene Eisenkrein (manager), Cathy Krivoshein (assistant manager), Sophia Millikin, Llaya Joseph, Sofia MacQuarrie, Brianna Panagos, Malia Thompson, Kaley Krivoshein, Bianca Panagos and Alyssa Rogall.Also representing Kelowna will be the United U16 and U17 boys teams. They were given a bye to the provincial tournament by virtue of being the only team in the Thompson-Okanagan in their age division.

Meanwhile, the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup for girls will be played in Penticton on the same weekend, with five Kelowna United teams vying for the Cup at Kings Park.

Leading the way will be the U15 United girls, who added a TOYSL playoff championship to their regular-season title by defeating Penticton in Sunday’s title match in Penticton.

The U13 United (Lommer) upset regular-season champion Kelowna (V) in the playoff final on Sunday while Kelowna U14 (Smith) downed Shuswap 3-1 in their title match. Ashlyn Eisenkrein, Llaya Joseph and Madison Dyck scored for the United U14s.

While the Kelowna United U16 and U18 girls finished as runner-up in their TOYSL playoffs, U16s will play as hosts at provincials because Penticton doesn’t have a team in that age division. The Kelowna U18s will play as hosts as Penticton won the TOYSL championship.

Kelowna United teams going to provincials (July 7-10 in Penticton (girls) and West Vancouver (boys).

U13 Boys - Coach -Jason Neale

U14 Boys - Cam West

U16 Boys - Dan Turner

U17 Boys - David Lommer

U18 Boys - Yann Calmets

U13 Girls - Jill Lommer and Hank van de Leest

U14 Girls - Mike Smith

U15 Girls - Tom Crawford

U16 Girls - Chris Vandemark

U18 Girls - Mark Slade

2016 TOYSL League Winners

Boys

U13 – Kelowna N (Jason Neale)

U14 – Kelowna W (Cam West)

U15/U16 – U16 Kelowna (Dan Turner)

U17-U18 – U18 Kamloops

Girls

U13 – Kelowna V

U14 – Kamloops

U15/U16 – U15 Kelowna

U17/U18 – U18A Kamloops

Full TOYSL Playdown Results from Penticton.

U13 Boys – Kelowna N 1st – Kelowna K 2nd

U14 Boys – Kelowna W 1st – Kelowna L 2nd

U15 Boys – PFC 1st – Kelowna 2nd

U18 Boys – Kelowna 1st – PFC 2nd

U13 Girls – Kelowna L 1st – Kelowna V 2nd

U14 Girls – Kelowna S 1st – Shuswap 2nd

U15 Girls – Kelowna 1st – PFC 2nd

U16 Girls – Vernon 1st – Kelowna 2nd

U18 Girls – PFC 1st – Kelowna 2nd





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