The Langley Christian girls soccer team had a season to remember. An early season defeat to Brookswood, who moved this season from AAA to AA, meant getting to Provincials this year was going to be difficult since the Eastern Valley Conference had only one berth. After that defeat, however, many of the girls found their form and the team won the BC Christian Schools tournament with a victory over Credo in the final.
In the Eastern Valley championship game, LCS were defending their Banner against a strong Brookswood team that had not been scored against all season. In overtime, at 0-0, LCS scored and won the championship, which meant a trip to Victoria for Provincials. Getting to the semi-finals, LCS narrowly lost 0-1 to defending champions, Notre Dame. But in the 3rd place game, the girls beat Collingwood 4-0 to receive the bronze medal. There were so many stand-out performers that it would be hard to single any one player out. It truly was a grade 9-12 effort. Indeed, the support of the parents as well was instrumental to the team’s success in Victoria. LCS truly has become a school with a growing reputation in the AA high school soccer community in both the boys and girls divisions.
With the senior boys capturing an EVAA banner and a fourth place finish in the province, the Lightning soccer teams had an incredibly successful season this year. We’re thankful for the hard work and dedication of everyone involved, but especially Mark Jones who coached both the boys and girls team this season.