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.
Undefeated McMath goes in as the favourite against the Grey Ghosts with the winner to face the victors in the other semifinal clash, this one pitting No. 3 Kitsilano and Sir Winston Churchill (3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jericho Park).
The championship final is slated for Thursday.
Here’s a look at this week’s rankings (released prior to this week’s action):
AAA GIRLS SOCCER
1 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (LW-2)
2 Reynolds Roadrunners (Victoria) (3)
3 Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver) (6)
4 Kelowna Owls (7)
5 Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) (8)
6 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (1)
7 Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils (Coquitlam) (10)
8 South Delta Sun Devils (4)
9 Panorama Ridge Thunder (Surrey) (HM)
10 Sardis Falcons (Chilliwack) (5)
Honourable mention —Oak Bay Breakers (Victoria) (HM), Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (HM), Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (9)
In the Fraser Valley, Monday’s action saw the zone enter its semifinal round.
South Delta beat Panorama Ridge 2-0, while Centennial beat Dr. Charles Best 4-2 in OT.
That sets up a South Delta vs. Centennial clash for the Fraser Valley title, 2 p.m. Thursday at Cloverdale Athletic Park.
If you’re reading this story or viewing these photos on any other website other than one belonging to a university athletic department, it has been taken without appropriate permission. In these challenging times, true journalism will survive only through your dedicated support and loyalty. VarsityLetters.ca and all of its exclusive content has been created to serve B.C.’s high school and university sports community with hard work, integrity and respect. Feel free to drop us a line any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.