Sun Devils secure 18th straight trip to provincials

South Delta continues record run by advancing to Fraser Valley semi-finals

The South Delta Sun Devils have locked up their 18th consecutive trip to the B.C. AAA Girls Soccer Championships.

A 1-0 win over the Riverside Rapids in quarter-final play on Wednesday in the Fraser Valley playoffs ensured the record streak will continue. A penalty kick goal from Brianna Jassmann provided the difference against the Port Coquitlam school.

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The top seeded Sun Devils, guided by longtime coaches Stephen Burns and Brent Sweeney, opened the 16-team event with a 4-1 win over Brookswood on Monday. A hat trick from Bree Gallagher led the charge.

South Delta will be back on the Winskill turf Monday (3 p.m.) to take on the Centennial Centaurs in the semi-finals. The Valley playoffs will conclude next Thursday at Cloverdale Athletic Park.

The Sun Devils finished second a year ago en route to a bronze medal at provincials.

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