It’s always a tight rivalry between the women’s teams at the Riverboat Days soccer tournament, and this year was no exception.
The Terrace Tritons have faced the Kitwanga Wildcats in the finals for three years in a row, and this year the Tritons took the victory in a final shootout.
The finals were the exact reverse of an earlier game in the tournament, where Kitwanga and Terrace played a close match, going into a shootout after tying 1-1.
“It was very close, the whole game was neck-and-neck,” said Terrace co-captain Ashley Morgan.
Kitwanga overcame in the shootout, so the Tritons had to take the backdoor to battle back into the finals, where they faced Kitwanga again for title.
The Tritons were down 2-0 early on in the game, but managed to score two goals in the second half to tie it up by the end.
The game was topped up with a 15-minute overtime, but both teams held strong, launching the teams into a final shootout where the Tritons won the game.
“This is our third year winning in a row,” said Morgan, adding that it’s a fun rivalry every year.
As for the other divisions in the Riverboat Days Tournament, the men’s victor was the Smithers Gunners, who conquered Hazelton Strikers 4-0 in finals.
Kitwanga took the title in the master’s division, beating the Kispiox Eagles 5-2.