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Spectrum scores historic soccer title in battle of Saanich schools

Spectrum Thunder edge Reynolds Roadrunners; both teams head for provincials
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The Spectrum Thunder AAA girls soccer team celebrates the school’s first Island championship. The team heads for provincials in Surrey May 29. (Courtesy Dom Butcher)

Two Saanich high soccer teams head to provincials this year, with Spectrum girls earning their first Island AAA title.

Spectrum Thunder captured its first AAA Sr. Girls Soccer Island Championship in extra time over Reynolds Roadrunners in Nanaimo on Tuesday (May 14).

“Despite being down 2-0 from two second-half Reynolds goals, Spectrum came back with key goals from co-captain Clara Chudley and a beautiful late and last-minute goal from Janeina Monge to push the tie to extra-time,” said coach Dom Butcher.

Penalties were also a factor, he added. A key save from goalkeeper Callie Turpin and the winning penalty from Brooklyn Robinson secured the title for the Spectrum Thunder girls, the first in the school’s history.

Spectrum and Reynolds advance to the 16-team provincial competition May 29 to 31 at Sullivan Heights Secondary in Surrey.

Follow provincials online at provincials.bcschoolsports.ca.

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