Upper Island soccer club scores four titles

Riptide snares U15 boys crown, three girls championships on final day of regular season

The Upper Island Soccer Association’s Riptide enjoyed a huge weekend on the final weekend of regular-season play in the Vancouver Island Premier League soccer season, claiming four division titles of the eight contested.

The Riptide claimed the U14, U15 and U16 girls titles and claimed top spot in the U15 boys.

Going into the final weekend, both the U15 and U16 girls had already secured first on the backs of a very strong seasons. The U14 girls and U15 boys, meanwhile, needed to win their last games to claim the top spots.

A convincing 5-0 win over Cowichan by the U15 Boys secured their lead to win the league by three points over Gorge/Lakehill. In an exciting game against Cowichan, scoring late, the U14 Girls went on to a 3-0 win to overtake Saanich Fusion FC to win the league by two points.

The Riptide teams are made up of players from the Comox Valley, Campbell River and communities ranging from Powell River to Port Hardy, including PHSS student Jaylon Grenier on the winning U15 boys club.

Teams now turn their focus to league play downs starting Feburary this weekend. Game times and locations can be found at www.riptidesoccer.ca.