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Brentwood College’s senior boys soccer team celebrates after beating Carihi on penalty kicks to win the AA Coastal Region championship in Burnaby last week. (Submitted by Brentwood College School)

Brentwood College claims Coastal provincial soccer title

Team endures two rounds of penalty kicks to win gold

 

Brandon Tolfo scored two goals for Cowichan Oak FC in a 5-1 win over Vic West Wanderers last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Frustrated Cowichan LMG plays to 3rd straight loss

Div. 3 Oak FC surging with 5 wins in 6 games

 

ALYSSA KLOTZ

‘Alyssa Klotz Show’ a huge hit for Cowichan United

Four-goal effort propels United past Peninsula

 

Stu Barker provided all the offence the 49ers needed to beat Gorge last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Despite injuries, Cowichan 49ers keep rolling

Barker and Achurch give Niners a 1-0 win over Gorge

Stu Barker provided all the offence the 49ers needed to beat Gorge last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
George White, known as “Ronaldinho of Cowichan” in some circles, does some work in the midfield for the Cowichan Fury last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Schedule change causes trouble for Cowichan LMG

Soccer team short players for rescheduled match against Comox

George White, known as “Ronaldinho of Cowichan” in some circles, does some work in the midfield for the Cowichan Fury last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Mike Minckler was a standout in the midfield for the Cowichan 49ers against JDF Pacific last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Barker and Cowichan 49ers together atop the O35 table

Scoring sensation leads league, just like his team does

Mike Minckler was a standout in the midfield for the Cowichan 49ers against JDF Pacific last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Selena Jack receives a throw-in from a Cowichan United teammate late in her team’s win over Gorge at the Sherman Road turf last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Selena Jack receives a throw-in from a Cowichan United teammate late in her team’s win over Gorge at the Sherman Road turf last Sunday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Blaze Roberts moves the ball during a Cowichan LMG’s match earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Shortstaffed Cowichan LMG outmatched by Vic West

Coach and players not unhappy with performance

Blaze Roberts moves the ball during a Cowichan LMG’s match earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Canada’s Steven Vitória (5) and Mexico’s Orbelin Pineda Alvarado (10) via for the ball during World Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Steven Vitória (5) and Mexico’s Orbelin Pineda Alvarado (10) via for the ball during World Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Emily Zurrer and Dano Thorne are being inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame of B.C. (Left: Citizen file, right: submitted by Dano Thorne)

Cowichan’s Thorne and Zurrer inducted into Soccer Hall of Fame of B.C.

NIFA founder and coach, Olympic medallist recognized on provincial stage

Emily Zurrer and Dano Thorne are being inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame of B.C. (Left: Citizen file, right: submitted by Dano Thorne)
Monni Savory and the Cowichan Cougars have been kicking above their class all season and have been promoted to the O30 A Division. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan United back in form, NIFA earns first win

Cougars await mid-season promotion to A division

Monni Savory and the Cowichan Cougars have been kicking above their class all season and have been promoted to the O30 A Division. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

David scores in 57th minute to lift Canada past Costa Rica 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

Game played before 48,806 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton

Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Yuta Yamato of the Steelheads is shadowed by Daryl Rodgers of the 49ers late in the O35 soccer Cowichan Derby at the Sherman Road turf last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

49ers prevail over Steelheads in 035 Cowichan Derby

Six players score for Niners in 7-0 win

Yuta Yamato of the Steelheads is shadowed by Daryl Rodgers of the 49ers late in the O35 soccer Cowichan Derby at the Sherman Road turf last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jose Muro was a standout at right back for Cowichan LMG last Friday before leaving the game with an injury. (Citizen file)

Cowichan LMG plays to scoreless draw with Bays United

‘That was not the way it was supposed to come out’

Jose Muro was a standout at right back for Cowichan LMG last Friday before leaving the game with an injury. (Citizen file)
Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canadian Premier League announces expansion franchise in Vancouver

Franchise awarded to SixFive Sports and Entertainment LP, which owns Greater Victoria’s Pacific FC

Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Vancouver Whitecaps acting head coach Vanni Sartini shouts on the sideline during the second half of an MLS soccer game against FC Dallas in Vancouver on Saturday, September 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘I think we did a miracle’: Unique interim coach leads Whitecaps to playoffs

Vanni Sartini takes Caps from near the bottom of MLS to their first playoff spot in four years

Vancouver Whitecaps acting head coach Vanni Sartini shouts on the sideline during the second half of an MLS soccer game against FC Dallas in Vancouver on Saturday, September 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, right, and Russell Teibert celebrate Gauld’s goal against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, right, and Russell Teibert celebrate Gauld’s goal against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kevin Smith and the Cowichan Steelheads are preparing for the local derby against the Cowichan 49ers this Saturday at 8 p.m. (Citizen file)

Masters teams both looking to get back in the win column

The Cowichan Steelheads suffered their third straight loss last weekend as they…

Kevin Smith and the Cowichan Steelheads are preparing for the local derby against the Cowichan 49ers this Saturday at 8 p.m. (Citizen file)
Los Angeles Galaxy’s Robbie Keane, left, of Ireland, and Rob Friend celebrate Keane’s goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during second half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

World-class soccer pair relish chance to grow the game as Pacific FC co-owners

Former Canadian internationals Rob Friend and Josh Simpson co-own Vancouver Island club

Los Angeles Galaxy’s Robbie Keane, left, of Ireland, and Rob Friend celebrate Keane’s goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during second half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck