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Central Okanagan soccer season winds down with Kelowna Cup title matches

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Kelowna, Okanagan Mission and Lake Country representatives each won three 2016 Kelowna Cup titles on the final weekend of the U14-U16 boys' and girls' Central Okanagan Youth Soccer Association season.

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The Kelowna Cup playdowns held at Rutland and Parkinson Sportsfields included 700 players from Peachland to Lake Country while COYSA also hosted the Super-8 Soccerfest for U11-12 players at Beasley Sportsfields. The latter event included another 765 players.

Earlier this month, the annual COYSA Mini Jamboree for boys and girls in the U7-10 division was held at the Rutland Sportsfields and included 2,460 players.

U14A - U16A Kelowna Cup Results

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<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Abby Tomaszewski (8) of the Okanagan Mission Frame Custom Homes Bobcats heads the ball toward the Kelowna Great Way Martial Arts net in the COYSA Kelowna Cup U16A girls final on the weekend at Parkinson Sportsfields. The OK Mission team won the game 2-1 in a shootout, with Grace Loo, Paige Payer, Tia Bradshaw and Antonella Feeny scoring the goals for the winners, who had earned a berth in the final by defeating Rutland 4-2 in semifinal play. With only one substitution available, many of the Mission players played the full three hours and 10 minutes during the two playoff games. Other members of the team, coached by Mike Bradshaw and Louis Drummond, are Taryn Woods, Sierra Burns, Myah Wade, Francesca Drummond, Georgia Hamilton, Gillian Callaghan and Piper Barta.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Alexa Steele of the Rutland Canadian Tire Spirit, left, and Emily Spooner of West Kelowna Triumph Heating and Air Conditioning battle for possession during their U16A Kelowna Cup bronze-medal match at Parkinson Sportsfields on Saturday. West Kelowna won the game 1-0 on penalty kicks.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Jacqueline Fagan of West Kelowna Triumph Heating and Air Conditioning takes a shot on goal during their U16A bronze-medal match with Rutland Canadian Tire Spirit.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Goalkeeper Kolton Widell of Rutland Cre8ed Clothing leans into a kick in the first half of their Kelowna Cup U16A bronze-medal game against Okanagan Mission Alpha Dental Care Hawks. Rutland won the match 6-3.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>Christian Csizmazia, left, of Rutland Cre8ed Clothing and Devon Verokosky of Okanagan Mission Alpha Dental Care Hawks vie for position in front of the Hawks' net.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who>OMYWA's Braden Ewert is outnumbered in front of the Rutland Cre8ed Clothing net in the first half of their U16A Kelowna Cup bronze-medal game.

<who>Photo Credit: Lorne White/KelownaNow </who> Maxim Sprenger of the Kelowna Inferno crosses the ball to teammate in front of the West Kelowna Soccer United FC net during the first half of the COYSA U16A Kelowa Cup gold-medal match on Sunday. The Inferno claimed the Kelowna Cup title with a 3-1 victory in which Tyson Senger, Easton Kinking and Thomas Dietrich scored the goals for the winners. The Inferno earned a berth in the final by defeating Okanagan Mission 8-1 while West Kelowna downed Rutland 5-2 in their semifinal match. Nicolas Bednar scored twice for West Kelowna while Kanaan Krahn, Joel Mitchell and Storm Fisher added a goal apiece.

<who>Photo Credit: Contributed</who>The Kelowna Youth Soccer Association's Inferno downed the West Kelowna Soccer United FC 3-1 in the final to capture the COYSA U16A Kelowna Cup championship on Sunday at Parkinson Sportsfields. Members of the championship team are, from left, front: Ethan Maya, Thomas Dietrich, Tyson Senger, Presley Kreeft, Keaston Swaby, Rares Barledeau and Todd Swaby (coach). Back:Braden Wong, Thomas Dewitt, Jake Main, Maxim Sprenger, Ben Anderson, Brennan McInnes, Hayden Fabris, Devon Coughlan, Ben Whittaker and Easton Kinakin. Missing: Rees Racho and Hartage Sindu.

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