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| -2012/2013 Season-|
|U14 Storm – BCCGSL C-Cup Champions|
|The Burnaby Girls U-14 Storm soccer team enjoyed an excellent season of soccer. Storm finished in second place of league play in the BCCGSL Div. 3 with a record of 12 wins 2 draws and 4 losses. During the season the storm scored 44 goals and conceded only 19 goals. The C cup championships began as a single final knockout tournament that began with 32 teams. The championship game was played on a cold April evening at Trillium field in Vancouver. The Storm were up against Surrey FC who finished in first place with only 1 loss all season. It was a very intense game that was tied 1-1 that went into overtime and then a shootout. Storm players scored 4/5 penalty kicks to win the championship. All year these girls focused on playing “STORM” soccer. Together they played as a team.|
Congratulations to the Storm and coaches Frankie Devita and Sue Isomura on a fantastic season of soccer.
U16 Red Rockets – BCCGSL CC-Cup Finalist
The U-16 Red Rockets had a very exciting season. The team finished third in the Division and made it all the way to the CC Cup final to play against the TSA Tornados. The game was a nail biter. After regulation time and two 10 minute halves, the score was still 0-0 and the team lost in the shoot-out. Coaches Ben Dong and Kelly Tyacke were proud of how dedicated the girls were and how hard they played all season. Both coaches are looking forward to the 2013/2014 season.
Congratulations to the U16 Red Rockets, Coach Ben Dong, and Coach Kelly Tyacke.
U12 Sparks – BCCGSL CC-Cup Finalist
The U12 Sparks began the 2012/13 season by being selected the 8th BMO “Team of the Week”. This win kicked off a 3 month ramp-up to the grand prize competition between each of the 15 selected teams from across Canada.
Meanwhile back on the pitch... the Sparks had been training all summer to prepare for the upcoming season in the BC Coastal Girls Soccer League cc division. The Sparks commitment to strive for continual improvement served them well and the team finished second in the division at the end of regular season league play. Along the way, the Sparks organized a “Food Bank Fundraiser” jamboree in early December which resulted in some great soccer and a large food donation to the food bank.
In early March, the Sparks worked their way through three rounds of CC-Cup play to earn a spot in the final. The cup final was played in the sun on a Sunday April 22nd at Trillium in downtown Vancouver. It wasn’t the Sparks’ day, and they ultimately fell to the Vancouver United Vipers. Nevertheless, every player stepped up proudly after the game to receive her medal, knowing that she had improved and succeeded.
Congratulations to the U12 Sparks and coach David Oliver and his staff on a very successful season.
|U12s Win Beach Blast|
|The U12 Heat and U12 Sparks combined to enter three teams into the Beach
Blast Tournament. The girls enjoyed two days on the beach and one of
the teams earned a shoot-out win in the final to take the championship.|
| -2011/2012 Season-|
BGSC U18 Strikers - 2012 BC Soccer Youth A cup Provincial Championships
Burnaby Girls Soccer Club is proud to announce the U18 Strikers
have won a hard fought berth into the 2012 BC Soccer Youth A cup
Provincial Championships to be held in Kamloops July 5th to 8th.
Strikers placed fourth overall in league play and moved into the
semifinals in Coastal Cup play against the league leading Richmond
Selects. After a hard fought battle the BGSC Strikers lost in a close
However the team came
back in extra qualifying to play Surrey Guildford United 94 Selects on
April 29th. The Strikers were hampered by illness and injury but battled
from an early 1- nil deficit to a 3-2 victory in overtime.
girls played hard and played well these past two weeks and have shown
tremendous growth over the season, with almost half of the team never
having playing experience at the Metro level.
also go out to Sidney Roy who was voted by the Metro Selects coaches as
league MVP. This competition is the result of coaches voting throughout
the season for game MVP.
- Burnaby Girls wish the Strikers success and more importantly wish them a thoroughly enjoyable experience! -
|Labour Day Tournament (Surrey United SC Tournament)|
U12 Select 2000 Captures 2011 Labour Day Tournament Title
Surrey United SC once again hosted their
annual Labour Day Tournament for Select U11 and U12 teams. This year saw eight teams compete in the
Girls U12 division. Our girls played
three round robin games managing to win all three thereby qualifying for the
Gold medal game, which was played on the holiday Monday. In the other pool, the Surrey United
Tornadoes, with whom a friendly yet competitive rivalry has been forming over
the past year, emerged as the top team and faced off against our Select 2000s
in the final.
Burnaby Girls, wearing their traditional
red colours, got off to a fast start when Janika Sangha spotted Camila Gomez streaking
down the left side and fed her a perfectly placed through ball; Gomez fought
off a defender and then re-directed her own rebound off the goalie into the net
five minutes into the game. The
intensity level and pace of the game never let up. The teams battled hard throughout the first
half with Burnaby holding the edge in play.
The teams headed into the break with the Select 2000s holding on to
their slim 1-0 lead. The Tornadoes, in
their imposing all-black uniforms, rallied in the second half and looked to
even the score but an insurance marker by Jessica Ambrosio off of an Emma Regan
free kick in the last 5 minutes sealed the deal and the match ended 2-0. The two teams will look to renew their
rivalry in Coquitlam at the Thanksgiving Day Tournament in October.
Congratulations to the BGSC U12 Select 2000s
- Amari Lewis, Camila Gomez, Emma Regan, Janika Sangha, Jessica Ambrosio, Julia
Grosso, Kaela Hansen, Kayla Hayek, Kristen Naidu, Olivia Austin(K), Sarah Anna
De Francesco, and Siena Porth – and to the coaches Carlos Grosso, Tony
Ambrosio, and Lorrie Mercado-Hansen.
| -2010/2011 Season-|
|Thanksgiving Day Tournament (CMFSC Tournament)|
U11 Select 2000 - Champions
The U11 Select 2000s had an impressive and successful tournament debut this past weekend at the Coquitlam Metro Ford-hosted Thanksgiving Tournament, which was open to Select U11 and U12 teams only. After being seeded first in their bracket, the girls' fortunes took a bit of a turn when they lost 1-0 to another pre-tournament favourite, the Surrey United Tornados. The girls carried most of the play in the game but were unable to find their finish around their opponent's net.
Next up was their club co-Select team, the BGSC United. After a hard-fought first half, which finished nil-nil, the 2000s managed to find their scoring touch in the second, finishing ahead 4-0 at full time.
The final round-robin game was against the spumescent Kerrisdale Cappucinos, who were in tough against the possession-style approach of their opponents, and the final score was 3-1 for Burnaby.
Finishing second in Bracket B meant crossing-over to play the semi-final against the host Bombers, who had finished first in Bracket A.
The game had perhaps extra significance since these two North District teams are likely to meet several times over the course of the regular season and, as many have speculated, are the pre-season picks to meet in the District Cup Final. It was not Coquitlam's day however, as they lost their bid to reach the finals.
Burnaby played a relentless passing game that kept the Bombers at bay for most of the game. The final score was 2-0 on goals by Emma Regan and Gigi Janes, as the Select 2000s advanced to the finals hoping to avenge their loss to the Surrey United Tornados, who had beaten the game Port Moody Stingers in the other semi-final.
Surrey turned the tables on Burnaby and played a strong first half, emerging with a 1-0 lead, scoring seconds before the end of the first half. The Tornados kept the pressure on to start the second half and quickly went up 2-0. After settling his troops and encouraging them to "play their game", Carlos Grosso's squad finally got rolling and started creating chances. About half-way through the second half, Emma Regan scored on a free kick to cut the lead in half. After that, the Burnaby team kept pressing until, with time expiring, Julia Grosso scored the equalizer on a terrific shot from the top of the goalie's box. The game would be decided on penalty kicks. Olivia Austin, Burnaby's keeper, made two great saves to keep the Tornados to a single goal in their first five shots. The Select 2000s, unfortunately, were unable to capitalize, scoring only once themselves.
So it all came down to sudden death PKs. Burnaby shot first....and Janika Sangha's low shot streaked into the corner of the net! The spotlight fell on Olivia who could taste victory. The shot from the penalty spot was a good one, low and toward the corner. But Olivia was up to the task and dove across her net, stretching to make yet another spectacular save! Champions!
After a well-fought, exciting game, the BGSC Select 2000 left with medals around their necks and with pride replacing the aches and pains of a long but successful tournament. Congratulations girls!
| -2009/2010 Season-|
Cup - 2010 - U14 Silver Bullets - Champions
Cup - BGSC U12 Panthers
Select - Champions
|BGSC Remembrance Day Tournament 2009/2010|
U15 Endurance - Champions
Bullets - Champions
Labour day Tournament|
U12 Panthers Select - Silver Metal
U14 Silver Bullets - Runner ups
Coastal Cup / Provincial Cup
U18G Blast - Champions (Coastal)
BGSC U17M Burnaby United
- Champions (Coastal/Provincial)
BGSC U13B Red Devils -
Tournament - (RGSA) - BGSC U18 Blast (Gold) - Gold
|Labour Day Tournament (CMFSC Tournament) - U15 Metro Strikers - Champions|