In an exciting back-back-and forth match, the Rossland Secondary School Royals senior girls soccer team came up just short of a medal, settling for another fourth-place finish after losing to Glenlyon Norfolk 5-3 Saturday at RSS in the Single-A B.C. high school championship.
The Royals battled back from a 2-1 deficit at the half to take a 3-2 lead on the strength of two goals from Kaela Zimmer. However, Glenlyon capitalized on some scattered defensive play, stealing the ball from the defender and chipping it over RSS goalie Soleil Patterson to tie it. The team from Victoria would then take the lead on a corner, before delivering the dagger with just over two minutes remaining in regulation.
RSS had ample opportunities to score, and dominated ball possession in the half, but good goaltending and close misses were the undoing of the Royals eleven.
Rossland had rolled to a 3-0 record in the round robin on the strength of a -2-1 win over St. Ann’s, a 3-0 victory over Fraser Lake, and an exciting 4-3 shoot out victory over Pemberton. However, they lost to Southridge 5-3 in the semifinal sending them to the bronze-medal game against Glenlyon.
Immaculata defeated Southridge 2-1 in the final in overtime to win the provincial championship.
See Tuesday’s edition of the Trail Times for more on the B.C. Single-A high school soccer championship.