Gorge men, women out of provincials

Just when it looked like the Gorge dynasty was done, the senior men’s side regrouped and won the inaugural Pacific Cup champions league last month.

However, it is clearly not the same team that finished second in Canada last fall as Gorge fell 1-0 to the UBC Thunderbirds in the provincial A Cup quarterfinals on April 30.

The week before, Gorge defeated the Abbotsford Mariners 1-0 to advance from the final 16. Not making it through the final 16 were the Div. 1 regular season champions Bays United, who fell 2-1 to Surrey Pegasus.

Prospect Lake women in A semi

In the women’s provincial A Cup bracket, the powerful Gorge side were stunned by Westside FC in the quaterfinals. The Vancouver team beat Gorge 3-1 at Hampton Park on Sunday (May 1).

Prospect Lake, however, will advance having defeated Vic West 4-2 in their quarterfinal match at Layritz turf on April 17.

Prospect will face Surrey Utd. Premier in a semifinal at Layritz Park, 12:30 p.m. Sunday (May 8). The other A Cup semifinal sees Westside face the North Shore Renegades. Finals are May 14 or 15.

Gordon Head, Vic West advance

Lower Island women’s teams Vic West and Gordon Head Blue are in this weekend’s B Cup semifinals. Vic West bettered the Richmond Red Devils 4-0 at UVic on Monday (May 2).

Gordon Head Blue also won 4-0, beating the Surrey Utd. Selects at Tyndall Field on Sunday. Vic West will face Richmond FC Selects on the Finlayson turf, at 2 p.m. Sunday. The time and place for Gordon Head Blue’s match against the Surrey Ajax Selects was yet to be announced as of the News’ press deadline.

U21 Highlander boys in semis

The Victoria Highlanders defeated Surrey Pegasus 1-0 at Bear Mountain Stadium on April 30 to advance to the Doug Day U21 boys provincial semifinals. Wickham FC (Vancouver) will visit the Highlanders at Layritz, 2 p.m. Saturday (May 7). Port Moody Gunners and Coquitlam Jr. Wolves are in the other semifinal on May 8.

Gorge girls in classics final

The Gorge FC organization will have one team in the provincial finals as the over-35 women’s side will face the Semiahmoo Supra for the classics B.C. championship on May 14 or 15. Venue yet to be announced.

UVic Alumni out of masters

Victoria’s UVic Alumni fell 5-3 to the Peace Arch Dragons at UVic on Saturday. The loss came in the quarterfinals of the Deryl Hughes Cup masters championship.

Vic West was ousted from the masters provincials in the final 16, losing to South Delta, 2-0.

 

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