Burnaby's Alpha Aztecs (right), pictured in action against Terrace's Caledonia Kermodes, went 1-0-1 Monday on the opening day of the 2019 B.C. senior boys Double-A soccer championships. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Day 1 at BC Boys Double A Soccer Championships: Aquinas, Langley Fundamental, Notre Dame, Alpha grab inside track to Final 4 berths

BURNABY — North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints, the Langley Fundamental Titans, East Vancouver’s Notre Dame Jugglers and Burnaby’s Alpha Aztecs have all put themselves in position to claim group stage victories Tuesday morning as Day 1 of the B.C. senior boys wrapped up at rainy Burnaby Lake Sports Complex on Monday.

Each of the four group stage winners at the 16-team, three-day tournament advance to 12:45 and 2:45 p.m. semifinals Tuesday afternoon ahead of Wednesday’s 11:15 a.m. championship match (Day 1’s complete scoreboard below)

North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints are a win away from the semifinals at the B.C. senior boys Double-A soccer championships. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)

GROUP A

North Vancouver’s Fighting Saints put themselves at the top of the table by beating Richmond’s McNair Marlins 5-0 and Nelson’s L.V. Rogers Bombers 6-1.

Campbell River’s Carihi Tyees, however, sit with a 1-0-1 mark and face STA in an 11 a.m. battle Tuesday. The winner will take the group.

Standings — STA 2-0-0, Carihi 1-0-1, LV Rogers 0-1-1, McNair 0-2-0.

The Langley Fundamental Titans came away with two decisive opening-round wins Monday, including one over Brooks of Powell River. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)

GROUP B

Langley Fundamental beat North Van’s Windsor Dukes 4-0 and Brooks of Powell River 5-0, meaning a victory in an 11 a.m. clash Tuesday with Kamloops’ Sa-Hali Sabres would give them the group title. A win by Sa-Hali, however, coupled with a win by Windsor over Brooks would create a three-way tie for first place.

Standings — Langley Fundamental 2-0-0, Sa-Hali 1-1-0, Windsor 1-1-0, Brooks 0-2-0.

With a win Friday morning over Victoria-SMUS, the Notre Dame Jugglers will advance to the final four at the B.C. senior Boys Double-A soccer championships at Burnaby Lakes. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)

GROUP C

Notre Dame is taking a cue from its underdog football team. The Jugglers are a win away from the semifinals after beating College Heights 3-2 and South Kamloops 5-1. A win over Victoria’s St.Michaels University School Blue Jags at 9 a.m. Tuesday would get the job done, but a loss coupled with a South Kam win over College Heights creates a three-way tie for first.

Standings — Notre Dame 2-0-0, SMUS 1-1-0, South Kamloops 1-1-0, College Heights 0-2-0.

GROUP D

Burnaby’s Alpha Aztecs are undefeated heading into Day 2 after a 1-1 draw with Terrace’s Caledonia Kermodes and a 2-0 win over Brentwood College of Mill Bay. Alpha thus can win its group with a 9 a.m. victory Tuesday over Richmond’s Hugh McRoberts Strikers. There are, however, too many other scenarios possible due to that draw with the Kermodes.

Standings — Alpha 1-0-1, Hugh McRoberts 1-1-0, Brentwood College 1-1-0, Caledonia 0-1-1.

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