Whitecaps FC Girls Elite
Bob Frid

Whitecaps FC Girls Elite battle perennial champions for title

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Elite will battle Surrey United on Sunday in the Metro Women’s Soccer League (MWSL) Cup final. The 'Caps made it to the match in just their first season in the league.

They kickoff at 3 p.m. PT on Sunday at Hugh Boyd Stadium in Richmond against Surrey United, who finished the regular season in second place in the MWSL Premier A division with a 10W-2L-1D record.

Jesse Symons’ Girls Elite team finished the regular season in first place in the MWSL Premier A division with a record of 10W-1L-2D - with their lone loss not actually being played and chalked up due to forfeit.

The 'Caps Girls Elite team are coming off of a 2-0 semifinal win over the Peninsula Co-op Highlanders in Victoria on Sunday, March 10. Second-half goals from Margaret Hadley and Emma Fletcher propelled the ‘Caps to a victory that sealed a spot in the MWSL final.

To advance to the semi-finals, the ‘Caps defeated NSGSC (North Shore Girls Soccer Club) Renegades 2-1 at Simon Fraser University in their quarterfinal match.

Symons expects a strong challenge from their older opponents.

“We’ve played Surrey twice this year and have had a good showing against them,” said Symons. “We hope to control the tempo of the match. Surrey is a perennial champion and has a lot of veteran-type players in their lineup. We will be focused on staying disciplined, staying focused, and keeping a rhythm throughout the match.”

Make your way out to Hugh Boyd Stadium on Sunday afternoon for what promises to be an exciting final match.