League1 BC: Girls Elite surge into second place


VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite won 6-1 against Unity FC on Senior Night at Ken Woods Field on Wednesday.

The result jumps the 'Caps past Unity FC and into second place in the standings.

Prior to the match, eight graduating seniors were honoured.

Unity FC opened the scoring in the 30th minute, but four minutes later the 'Caps equalized. After Ava Jackson rounded the goalkeeper in the box before desperation defending stopped her, Anna Hauer hustled to get to the ball through the scramble and level the match at 1-1 going into halftime.

Straightway to start the second half, the 'Caps earned a penalty. Kierra Blundell stepped up to score from the spot and give the 'Caps a 2-1 lead.

From there, the 'Caps started to roll. Joy Kimwemwe made it 3-1. That was followed two minutes later by Jaime Perrault to make it 4-1.

Not to be outdone, Blundell added two more of her own to complete her hat-trick and make it a 6-1 final score. With five goals in the past two matches, Blundell now leads League1 BC with seven goals on the season.

The 'Caps are back in action next Wednesday, June 21 when they visit Swangard Stadium to face TSS Rovers. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. PT.


Referee: Denzil Sharma

Scoring summary
29' – UNI – Bryana Buttar
33' – VAN – Anna Hauer
47' – VAN – Kierra Blundell
57' – VAN – Joy Kimwemwe
59' – VAN – Jaime Perrault
62' – VAN – Kierra Blundell
75' – VAN – Kierra Blundell

27' – UNI – Elizabeth Hicks
85' – UNI – Tilly James

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
1.Leah Parsons (31.Carly Uchacz 77'); 2.Mya Archibald (3.Iba Oching HT), 20.Keira Martin, 4.Clare Logan © (14.Sienna Gibson HT), 17.Nyema Ingleton; 15.Ashley Roberts (21.Jeneva Hernandez-Gray 77'), 10.Anna Hauer, 8.Sonya Mehta (11.Noelle Sather 55'); 13.Joy Kimwemwe, 7.Ava Jackson (9.Kierra Blundell HT), 18.Emma Yee (12.Jaime Perrault HT)

Substitutes not used

Unity FC
33.Hannah Miller; 9.Mya Bajpai, 12.Danielle Cooper (20.Taylor Morris 65'), 4.Elizabeth Hicks ©, 11.Tilly James; 8.Maddie Melnychuk (17.Charity Field 77'), 5.Bryana Buttar, 24.Shae Taylor (21.Charis Wardrope 60'), 13.Erin Stewart (6.Kylie Hendricks 60'); 18.Sophie Crowther (3.Lianna Holz 68'), 22.Alanna Bekkering (16.Seina Kashima HT)

Substitutes not used
1.Joven Sandhu