BURNABY — Defending champion Langley Fundamental Titans and Victoria’s runners-up St. Michaels University School Blue Jags will both be among the Sweet 16 pack set for opening kick Monday when the 2018 B.C. AA boys high school soccer championships kick-off a three-day run at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex.
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Last season, it was Jacob Sol’s back-to-back goals which helped lift the Titans past the Blue Jags 3-1 in the provincial title match.
This season, however, each of their chief zone rivals have secured two of the field’s four top seeds.
In the Fraser Valley, the Langley Saints, fresh off a 4-0 win over Maple Ridge’s Thomas Haney Thunder in the FV final, have been installed as No. 1 in Pool D, along with the Notre Dame Jugglers, Brentwood College and Nelson’s L.V. Rogers Bombers.
Meanwhile, SMUS fell to the same team they topped a season ago in the Vancouver Island final. This time around, Campbell River’s Carihi Tyees emerged 2-1 winners, and they headline Pool A, along with Vancouver’s Gladstone Gladiators, Langley Fundamental and Prince George’s Duchess Park Condors.
Okanagan champ Sa-Hali Sabres top Pool B along with Thomas Haney, Burnaby’s Alpha Aztecs and Hazelton.
Pool C has North Shore champion Windsor Dukes, along with SMUS, Okanagan runners-up Kalamalka and PoCo’s Archbishop Carney Stars.
Two of the first three sets of round-robin pool play take place Monday. On Tuesday, the morning sees the completion of pool play.
Pool C and Pool D winners then square off in a 12:45 p.m. semifinal at Burnaby West #3, while Pool A and B winners do likewise at 2:45 p.m. on the same pitch.
Placing games begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the championship final slated for a stand-alone 11:15 a.m. start.
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