Campbell River’s Sandrine Daniels (left) keeps an opponent at bay.

U13’s step it up

These 16 local athletes have stepped up to a larger pitch with 11 players per side

The new Campbell River U13 Girls Rep soccer team played their first game at the Spit soccer pitch Sept. 14 against a competitive Nanaimo team.

These 16 local athletes have stepped up to a larger pitch with 11 players per side.  The team has committed to the high level of play expected at a Rep level and they did not disappoint.  Their collective determination was evident and they kept Nanaimo on their toes for most of the first half.  A late penalty kick allowed Nanaimo to claim the first goal shortly before halftime.

The girls kept up the pressure in the second half to match the aggressive style of the Nanaimo team. With two goals later in the second half, one mere minutes before the end of the game, the final score was 3-0 for Nanaimo.  Despite the results, this Campbell River team proved that their fitness and team effort are top-notch. Even with the extremely hot weather these girls played hard and worked very well together.