The under-13 boys metro select soccer team from West Coast Auto Group FC (WCAG) turned in a memorable performance at the Provincial A Cup tournament in Langley last week.
The squad, which features seven Mission players, went undefeated, capping their run to the B.C. title with a decisive 5-2 thumping of Surrey Guildford United in the final.
“Our first three games [in the round robin] weren’t our top performances,” coach Jason Symons said. “But at the end, we just clicked … Every kid was at the top of their game. It was like they were saving it for the final.”
The WCAG squad opened the tourney with a 3-2 win over Surrey Guildford United on Thursday, and followed with a 1-1 draw versus Coquitlam Metro Ford on Friday. They punched their ticket to the finals on Saturday with a 2-1 triumph over Kamloops.
The Sunday title game was highlighted by a scoring explosion from striker Andrew Peat — he racked up four goals in the win, while McKenzie-Begg added a single.
Mission boys on the squad include Brett Selbie, Philip Mayfield, Ethan Symons, Ryan Harvey, Kyle Clifford, Bryce Mackenzie and Connor Haig.
Combined with their Coastal A Cup championship earlier in the season, it’s truly been a historic campaign for the WCAG. They’re the first team from the Alouette District Youth Soccer Association to win both trophies in the same year, and the first Alouette squad to win the Provincial A Cup in 12 years.
“It was exciting for these guys,” Symons said. “It was incentive for them to keep going.”