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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.
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.
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
U13 – Kelowna N (Jason Neale)
U14 – Kelowna W (Cam West)
U15/U16 – U16 Kelowna (Dan Turner)
U17-U18 – U18 Kamloops
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