The Peacock Tornadoes booked a place in the 2A girls provincial soccer championships and nearly won a regional title to top off their day.
The Tornadoes beat Central 2-1 to punch their ticket to the provincial tournament next weekend in Saskatoon, but lost the regional final to Notre Dame on penalty kicks after a 3-3 draw after extra time.
“The girls came out really strong and it was a great game,” said Peacock coach Sandi Hutchinson of the regional final. “The girls played hard.
“We didn’t have a lot of players on our bench, but they played hard. We’re happy with how we finished and we’re looking forward to going to provincials.”
The Tornadoes beat the Cyclones Saturday morning as Kara Enns and Paige Lister each scored. JessyLea Saas replied for Central.
Notre Dame beat Vanier 4-1 in the other semifinal. Amy Piché scored the goal for the Spirits.
With Notre Dame and Peacock both qualified for provincials, they played a thrilling final.
Enns scored a hat trick for the Tornadoes — her final goal came from the penalty spot on the final kick of regulation time. After a scoreless extra period, the game went to a shootout and Notre Dame’s Cass Schmidt scored the only penalty kick goal.