A loss by former table-setter Centennial has allowed Chilliwack's Sardis Falcons to assume the No. 1 spot this week in the B.C. girls AAA soccer rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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04.18.18 AAA Top 10: Sardis Falcons grab No. 1 spot in B.C. girls soccer ranks after Riverside upsets Centennial

LANGLEY — PoCo’s Riverside Rapids have cut short the stay of crosstown rival Centennial atop the B.C. senior girls AAA high school soccer rankings.

The Sardis Falcons and Argyle Pipers each find themselves among B.C.'s top-ranked girls AAA soccer teams. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Centaurs, Falcons put 2017’s heartache behind, open at the top of B.C. AAA girls soccer rankings

A pair of B.C. AAA Final Four teams a season ago, Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs and the Sardis Falcons of Chilliwack each felt the agony of provincial semifinal defeats.

Argyle's Lilia Miki (left) is pursued by Katie Lampen of Sardis during championship final of the UBC Thunderbirds high school invitational tournament staged Friday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Sardis’ swift swooping Falcons top Argyle in UBC invitational final, announce their place in hunt for B.C. AAA title

VANCOUVER — Richard Tagle isn’t calling together soccer players from all parts of the country to play together like the Canadian senior women’s national team does.

The Whitecaps FC Showcase, which opens a three-day run Friday in Surrey, makes Newton Athletic Park the centre of the collegiate soccer world this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Vancouver Whitecaps)
Panorama Ridge's Alanna Sydenham (left) and Niki Virk of Panorama Ridge clash in an all-Surrey battle for B.C. girls high school soccer supremacy on Friday in Burnaby. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Instant Classic: Panorama tops Fleetwood on kicks to win 2017 BC girls AAA soccer title

BURNABY — Kuljit Johal will find some time over the next few days to get her injured knee checked out by doctors. “But right now I can’t even feel it I am so happy,”

Panorama Ridge's Ritti Lakhanpal (right), seed battling a member of the Centennial Centaurs, scored in OT to send her Surrey School into Friday's title tilt. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. Girls High School Soccer: Panorama punches finals ticket with OT win over Centaurs

BURNABY — Surrey’s Panorama Ridge Thunder are the only undefeated team here at the B.C. girls high school soccer championships.

Daniella Bavaro (left) of Coquitlam's Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils drivers down field while being pursued by Karmin Dhindsa of Surrey's defending B.C. champion Fleetwood Park Dragons on Day 1 off 2017 BC girls soccer championships at Burnaby Lakes. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Parity Party: Day of draws sure to bring Thursday madness to BC girls soccer championships

BURNABY —Take one step into tournament headquarters here at the 2017 B.C. girls high school soccer championships, and one of the first things you’re handed is the tie-breaking procedure to determine champions in each of the four pools.On Wednesday, after the first round of play, it seemed especially fitting.Six of the first eight games resulted […]

Panorama Ridge's Morgan Leech (left) and Priyanka Dhesa lead the Thunder into the 2017 BC tournament as Fraser Valley champions. (Photo for Varsity Letters by Richard Lam)
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Panorama Ridge soccer: Thunder cherish team ties in B.C. tourney run-up

SURREY — The health of a team heading into the B.C. girls high school soccer championships isn’t always measured by its number of bumps and bruises.In fact, veteran coaches will tell you that one of the unique challenges of their sport is building a sense of team when culling together a roster of players from […]

Carihi's Emma Skalik (left, blue) and the rest of Campbell River's Tyees have made a statement heading into the next week's B.C. Triple A championships. (Photo courtesy Carihi Athletics)
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Carry on, Carihi: Tiny Tyees upset Oak Bay en route to BC tourney!

When Abbie Simms slotted a left-footed shot into the bottom right corner of the net in the fifth-round of penalty kicks against Victoria’s perennial powerhouse Oak Bay Breakers, and Campbell River’s Carihi Tyees began their celebration, its longtime coach could only shake his head.“We’ve gone to penalty kicks seven times this season,” began Tyees’ head […]

Fleetwood Park Dragons' Katrina Frankenberger (centre) is congratulated by teammate Jenieva Musico (12) after scoring game winner in 1-0 championship final victory over crosstown rival Panorama Ridge at Thunderbird Stadium. (Rich Lam/UBC Athletics)
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Fleetwood Park ready for a repeat run? Surrey’s Dragons open season with UBC Classic title

VANCOUVER — The defending B.C. champs felt their share of loss through graduation, but Surrey’s Fleetwood Park Dragons are showing just how quickly their chemistry and camaraderie has come together.The Dragons created numerous scoring opportunities Friday in the championship final of UBC’s inaugural Kick-Off Classic at Thunderbird Stadium, in the end topping its crosstown rivals, […]