Dion nets two for BC

Soccer team wins gold medal, defeats Quebec in final

Sam Dion of Surrey netted a pair of goals to lead Team BC to a 3-2 win over Quebec in the gold medal game of the women’s soccer tournament at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Team BC, with 10 of its 18 players from Surrey/North Delta, was the dominant team in the tournament, winning all five games. They had little trouble placing first in their three-team group in the round robin, defeating New Brunswick and Manitoba by 4-0 scores. Dion scored twice in the first two games, with forward Chelsea Harkins of Surrey adding one.

Dion and midfielder Jasmine Mander of North Delta notched one each in a 4-2 win over Alberta in the quarterfinal round. Forward Jasmin Dhanda of Surrey tallied in a 2-1 semifinal victory over Ontario.

Other Surrey players on the team, all members of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC girls elite program, were midfielder Simmrin Dhaliwal, midfielder Samantha Donald, midfielder Manreet Johal, goaltender Priya Sandhu, defender Amanpreet Shergill and defender Nicole Turney.

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