SPORTS IN BRIEF: Prospect eliminated from A Cup; Claremont make badminton provincials; Velox fight night for quake victims

Soccer season came to a close for the ladies of Prospect Lake.

The team made it the deepest of all senior Victoria women’s squads in the A Cup provincials when they faced Surrey United in the semifinals at Layritz Park on Sunday. But the perennial powerhouse Surrey team was too much, defeating Prospect Lake 6-0.

Westside (Vancouver) and Surrey will meet in the women’s A Cup final this weekend.

Gorge FC will play in the upcoming classics (over-35) final versus the Semiahmoo Supra.

Lower Island division 2 teams Gordon Head and Vic West were eliminated from their respective B Cup semifinal matches in Victoria on Sunday.

Surrey Ajax defeated Gordon Head 2-0 at Tyndall and the Richmond FC Selects edged Vic West 1-0 at Finlayson turf in Topaz Park.

Claremont swat SMUS at Islands

Claremont secondary school’s boys and girls badminton team is going to provincials for the eighth straight year after winning the Island Championships on Tuesday.

Claremont defeated Mount Douglas secondary in the semifinal 9-2 and St. Michaels University School in the final 6-5.

By winning the Islands, Claremont breaks a four-year stranglehold by SMUS.

Provincials are in Kamloops May 25 to 28.

SMUS can still make provincials and will play a wild card challenge match today versus a school from Vancouver.

Velox fight night for quake victims

Velox rugby club hosts its annual Fight Night tonight (May 13), this time as a fundraiser for the people of Christchurch, NZ, who suffered from a catastrophic earhquake earlier this year.

Velox legend Dave Galbraith steps into the ring against a youngster half his age. Tix are $20 at the door, 6 p.m. The Velox clubhouse is located at 3957 Gordon Head Rd.

 

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