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One step closer to adult Provincial Cup glory after thrilling quarter-final actionVancouver BC: Round two of the 2013 Adult Provincial Cup took place this last weekend, as teams battled for a spot in

The NSGSC Renegades (MWSL) also advanced, beating out last year’s finalists, Columbus FC (MWSL) 1-0. The road to the finals will not be easy though as they must now travel to face the number 1 seed out of LIWSA, Prospect Lake SC. Prospect Lake earned their place in the semis with a hard fought 2-1 win over the CMFSC Xtreme (MWSL).

Over on the Men’s A Cup side the Vancouver Thunderbirds (Pacific Coast Soccer League, PCSL) were playing their 3rd game in 7 days after their Wednesday night replay. The fatigue did not show however as they took down Vancouver Metro Soccer League (VMSL) powerhouse Columbus FC, 3-1. The Thunderbirds will now host the defending champion Surrey United Firefighters (VMSL) who advanced after a 2-1 win over Estrella de Chile (VMSL).  The other semi-final will feature the a surprising Cowichan squad, who upset Langley FC (Fraser Valley Soccer League, FVSL) 2-1 on the road, and West Van FC who marched to a convincing 5-2 win over visiting Bays United (Vancouver Island Soccer League, VISL).

In the Deryl Hughes Cup (men’s Masters) the North Delta SC Rangers (FVSL) triumphed over an impressive looking UVic (VISL) 3-1. They move on to face PCOV (VMSL) who produced a 3-0 clean sheet win over Coastal FC Peace Arch (FVSL). The other semi-final should be one to watch as Columbus FC (VMSL) hosts the Poco Castilians (VMSL). Columbus FC advances after a 2-0 win over visiting Powell River Utd (VISL), and Poco Castilians were waiting for them after a 2-1 win on Friday night over the Sapperton Rovers (VMSL).

In the Keith Millar Cup (Men’s B), Comox Valley Utd (VISL) has yet to concede a goal this year after a 4-0 rout of the Port Moody SC Blues (FVSL). They await the winner of the match between the Surrey FC Coyotes (FVSL) and the Richmond All Blacks (Richmond Senior Soccer Association, RSSA). Due to an early abandonment of their game, the Coyotes and All Blacks will face each other in the replay this Wednesday night in Richmond. On the other side of the bracket, it was the Langley FC Dynamo (FVSL) with a tight 3-2 victory on the road against the prospect Lake Lakers (VISL). Langley FC will move on to face Sarajevo FC (VMSL) after they earned a win over the Ajyal Tigers (VMSL) 3-1.

Back to the women’s provincials, in the Leeta Sokalski Cup (Women’s B) it was Gorge FC (LIWSA) advancing to the next round after a nail biting 3-2 win on the road and on penalty kicks over the NSGSC Impact (MWSL). Gorge FC is now one win away from earning a place in the finals in their home town. To get there they will need to get past the Magnuson Mariners (MWSL). The Mariners prevented an all island semi-final with a 2-1 win over Prospect Lake SC (LIWSA). Two more island teams fell in the Quarter finals, as the Burnaby Girls SCCFC Selects (MWSL) outlasted the Mid Island Outlaws (MIWSL) 2-1, and the Richmond FC Selects (MWSL) shut out visiting Vic West FC (LIWSA) 2-0.

Finally in the Doug Day Cup (Men’s U21) clean sheets were the name of the game in the quarter finals. First it was Guildford FC (VMSL) holding on for a 1-0 win over Westcastle United (VISL). Guidlford will now play host to the top seeded VMSL side, the Metro-Ford jr Wolves (VMSL). The Wolves earned their spot by shutting down Estrella de Chile (VMSL), 2-0. Continuing the strong play from the keepers, West Van FC (VMSL) kept a 1-0 clean sheet over the hosting Mid Island Highlanders (VISL). West Van FC now moves on to face last year’s champions, the PMSC Lordco Gunners (FVSL). The Gunners proved they are ready to repeat after a strong 4-1 win over the visiting Highlanders Prospects (VISL).

The semi-finals begin this Friday night with games all over the lower mainland and Vancouver Island. Visit our website for full details of the schedule, and come on down to the venues to cheer on your local club as they battle for a spot in the Provincial Cup Finals, May 11th in Victoria!

Full details of the draws, the schedules and the results are available at HERE

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada's foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.

For information about BC Soccer Provincial Championships, please contact:

Dan Turvill
Competitions Coordinator
604-299-6401 ext 2353

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