It's always a tough field to crack! Surrey's defending B.C. champion Panorama Ridge Thunder are back at the B.C. AAA championships beginning Wednesday at UBC, while Victoria's Oak Bay Breakers are not. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
Riverside senior centre-mid Brooklyn Macdonald (left) is congratulated after scoring her second goal last Thursday in the Rapids' B.C. tourney-clinching 2-0 win over Surrey's Enver Creek Cougars. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Rapids find their passage, 11th-hour victory propels PoCo’s Riverside to first-ever B.C. girls AAA soccer tourney

SURREY — When it comes to the senior varsity girls athletic program at PoCo’s Riverside Secondary, basketball and volleyball have had their fair share of the spotlight at provincial championship tournaments. Beginning next week at UBC, you can add soccer to that list.

It's all about the elation late Thursday afternoon as Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs go to penalty kicks to edge South Delta in the Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer championship final at Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Centennial’s Centaurs edge South Delta’s Sun Devils in a marathon battle for Fraser Valley AAA soccer title

SURREY — All season long, it was impossible to ignore the upward trajectory of Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and Tsawwassen’s South Delta Sun Devils.

Last season, Panorama Ridge and Fleetwood Park battled for B.C. girls high school soccer supremacy. The battle hits the zone championship stage this week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Richmond’s McMath new No. 1 in B.C. girls AAA soccer, South Delta & Centennial set for Fraser Valley title clash

A new No. 1 reflects the parity of the pack. Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats, ahead of its 3:30 p.m. zone semifinal clash Tuesday at Minoru Park against visiting Lord Byng of Vancouver, has moved into the hot seat in the run-up to the B.C. tourney, now just over two weeks away.

Fleetwood Park's Simran Billen (left) gets gritty against crosstown Surrey rival Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers during a recent Fraser Valley West AAA match at Cloverdale Athletic Park. Fleetwood Park has played in the past four B.C. championship final games. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Fleetwood Park soccer: Surrey’s Dragons always seem to find their fire-breathing ways when it matters most

SURREY — Twelve days ago, to the casual fan of B.C. girls high school soccer, the Fleetwood Park Dragons were a complete non-entity.

Argyle Pipers' Chloe Walton (left) has helped lead the North Vancouver school to No. 1 in the B.C. AAA rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Tsumura: Why North Van’s Argyle Pipers have helped make the last decade of B.C. girls high school soccer its best ever

NORTH VANCOUVER — Take a close look at the results from the last decade of the gold medal game at the B.C. senior girls AAA high school soccer championships and you’ll discover why, from a spectator point of view, it has perhaps become the jewel of the spring sport season.

Tsawwassen's South Delta Sun Devils have secured the No. 2 seed for the Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer championships which begin on eight fronts Monday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Sardis, South Delta take top two seeds as Fraser Valley senior girls AAA soccer releases zone championship bracket

SURREY — Chilliwack’s Sardis Falcons may have dropped to No. 5 in the last set of provincial rankings, yet the team which sat at No. 1 for the majority of the season had a body of work that set it apart from the rest of the conference.

North Vancouver's Argyle Pipers have celebrated a lot of goals this season. Now they celebrate a No. 1 spot in the B.C. girls AAA rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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05.02.18 B.C. AAA girls soccer: Changes aplenty with a new No. 1 as zone playoffs sit around the corner

LANGLEY — If Chilliwack’s Sardis Falcons needed any extra motivation to improve on last season’s fourth-place finish at the B.C. AAA championships, perhaps they’ll use their finish to the 2018 regular season as motivation.

Simon Fraser-bound Danae Robillard (left), a standout with Coquitlam's No. 8-ranked centennial Centaurs, has her high school team on a roll heading into the 2018 Fraser Valley AAA championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Half fun, half amazing: Centennial’s soccer Centaurs hit playoffs on a gallop following 2017’s Final Four finish

COQUITLAM — Last June, as the finishing touches were being put on one of the most successful seasons in the history of Centennial Centaurs girls soccer, its longtime veteran coach could confirm a special feeling in the heart of his gut.

The South Delta Sun Devils dominated large stretches of play Monday on its home pitch at Winskill Park, yet managed to come away with a slim 1-0 win over Surrey's red-clad, visiting Tamanawis Wildcats. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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04.23.18: Sardis Falcons continue to gain altitude, Chilliwack girls extend stay at No. 1 in B.C. AAA soccer rankings

LANGLEY —The province’s most dominant senior varsity girls soccer team continued its roll and extended its stay at No. 1 in the B.C. girls AAA rankings.