The Under-15 Kodiaks still have a chance to kick for gold.
The Kodiaks, a girls all-star team from the Prince George Youth Soccer Association, take a 1-0-1 record into Saturday play at their Provincial B Cup tournament in Kelowna. If they defeat the CMFSC Black Ice of Coquitlam tomorrow afternoon, they'll qualify for Sunday's championship game.
Kodiaks head coach Rod Auld said his team should give the Coquitlam girls a good run.
"We're comparable with them," he said. "I think it's going to be a good game, and you know what, who knows? It's not going to be a blowout either way.
"We'll use our one-touch passing, move the ball -- none of this kick and run stuff," he added. "Our girls are more into ball possession now. When they're working the ball they play a lot better."
On Friday, the Kodiaks and Nelson Selects fought to a 0-0 draw. In sweltering 34C heat, the teams matched each other step-for-step in the first half but the Kodiaks dominated the second and were unlucky not to score. Auld estimated that his club took three shots to every one for Nelson.
"Their goalie made some good stops," Auld said. "We were shooting everywhere. It was just continuous -- push, push, push, but we couldn't get a result."
The Kodiaks won their tournament-opener on Thursday, 3-0 against the Comox Valley Aftershock.
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