Southridge Storm win Fraser Valley soccer title

Southridge’s Andrea Otamendi looks to pass the ball to a teammate during last week’s Valley final. - Contributed photo
Southridge’s Andrea Otamendi looks to pass the ball to a teammate during last week’s Valley final.
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The Southridge Storm have claimed a fourth straight Fraser Valley senior girls ‘A’ soccer title, after a win on their home field last week.

On Wednesday, the South Surrey team shut out Langley Christian 3-0 in a victory head coach Gordon Smith called “a pretty dominant performance.”

Laura Podmore opened the scoring for Southridge, and Jill Brockman followed with back-to-back goals – one in each half – to stretch the lead to 3-0.

In addition to the goal scorers, Smith was especially complimentary of centre-back Sarah Boughen and midfielder Katherine Toy, both of whom the coach credited for helping keep Langley’s offence at bay.

“We didn’t give them any chances,” Smith said.

Winning another banner was especially meaningful for players who’ve been on the team for a few seasons, Smith said; 11 members of the team were on last year’s Valley championship squad, as well.

Now, the team will have a few weeks to practise and prepare for the upcoming provincials, which are set for May 29-31 at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver.

Smith expects his team to be among a handful of top contenders at the B.C. showdown.

“I think we’ll go in as a top-five seed,” he said. “But all sorts of stuff can happen when it starts, so we’ll see what happens when we get there.

“But I think we’ll be competitive – we’ll be in the mix.”

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