SURREY — Our final edition from Day 1 of the 2019 B.C. senior girls AAA soccer championships at Cloverdale Athletic Park is posted with our best look at what is on the line in Thursday’s final group stage games.Group C winner meets Group D winner in a 12:30 p.m. semifinal while Group A winner meets Group B winner at 2:15 p.m. Here’s a breakdown of the four pools with their Wednesday results and upcoming Thursday games:
9 a.m. — Centennial 5 North Peace 0, Sardis 3 Oak Bay 2
12:30 p.m.—Centennial 1 Sardis 0, Oak Bay 3 North Peace 2
The skinny — Centennial went 2-0 to sit atop the pool and will advance from this group to the Final Four if it can beat Oak Bay in its 10:45 a.m. date. If Oak Bay wins, and Sardis tops winless North Peace in its final game, then we’ve got a three-way tie for first at 2-1.
9 a.m. — McMath 2 Claremont 0, South Delta 2 Handsworth 1
12:30 p.m. — McMath 1 South Delta 0, Handsworth 1 Claremont 0
The skinny — McMath will head into its 10:45 a.m. pool play finale against Handsworth looking for the win which would push it to 3-0 and send it along to the semifinals. If it loses, however, and South Delta beats winless Claremont, then just like Pool A, there will be a three-way tie for first at 2-1.
10:45 a.m. —Dr. Charles Best 3 Nanaimo District 0, Panorama Ridge 1 Kitsilano 1
2:15 p.m. — Nanaimo District 1 Kitsilano 0, Panorama Ridge 2 Dr. Charles Best 0
The skinny — So many possible outcomes, but the bottom line is that undefeated Panorama Ridge (1-0-1) will advance if it beats Nanaimo District in its 9 a.m. group finale.
10:45 a.m. — Riverside 2 Argyle 1, Fleetwood Park 0 Kelowna 0
2:15 p.m. — Kelowna 1 Argyle 1, Riverside 1 Fleetwood Park 1
The skinny — Ever remember a Day 1 pool where three of the four games were ties? Again, greater minds than this one can advise on the many outcomes. Bottom line, however, is that Fraser Valley No. 7 Riverside looks like it would advance to the next round with a win over Kelowna in its group finale at 9 a.m.
9 a.m. — Nanaimo Dist. vs. Panorama Ridge, Kitsilano vs. Dr. Charles Best
9 a.m. — Argyle vs. Fleetwood Park, Kelowna vs. Riverside
10:45 a.m. — Centennial vs. Oak Bay, Sardis vs. North Peace
10:45 a.m. — McMath vs. Handsworth, South Delta vs. Claremont
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