Surrey United’s Bavi Dhaliwal (left) battles with Quebec’s William Turcotte during a U18 national soccer game Thursday in South Surrey.

Surrey United U18s win national title at home

Surrey beats Ontario’s Ajax FC in championship game at South Surrey Athletic Park

Taking advantage of playing near home, Surrey United defeated Ajax FC of Ontario 3-1 in the championship game of the Sport Chek U18 Cup Monday at South Surrey Athletic Park.

The boys soccer team went 3-1-0 (won-tied-lost) to finish atop their five-team group in pool play to qualify for the championship game.

In Monday’s final, United captain Kyle Sohi fired a shot off an Ajax defender for a 1-0 lead at halftime. Sohi then assisted on a pair of second-half goals from Dilpreet Brar.

Lucas Johnson was unbeatable in the Surrey goal, earning the shutout.

Surrey began play with a 4-0 win Wednesday over Prince Edward Island, with Paul Atanassov scoring twice and Sohi and Amritpal Jagdeo adding one each.

On Thursday, Sohi netted a pair with Atanassov finding the net once in a 3-1 victory over Quebec.

Their third victory came Friday, a 2-1 victory over the Bonivital Soccer Club of Manitoba. Sohi and Bavi Dhaliwal were the goal scorers.

A scoreless tie with Alberta Saturday left United in first place, and after an off day Sunday, played for the national championship.

On the girls side, host Coastal FC lost just once in five games and earned a bronze medal.

Coastal FC defeated Halifax Dunbrack 2-1 in the bronze medal match, getting goals from Casandra Silveri and Danae Derksen.

Their lone loss of the competition came on Wednesday, a 3-2 setback against the eventual national champion North Mississauga Panthers. Avneet Bhullar and Jenaya Robertson were the goal scorers for Coastal FC.

Their second game as a 2-2 draw with Quebec on Thursday, with Derksen and Ashley Burgess getting the goals for the B.C. team.

Emily Lieuwen scored twice and Burgess added one in a 3-0 win over the Winsloe-Charlottetown Royals of Prince Edward Island on Friday.

Needing to fill the net to win a tiebreaker and place second in their group, Coastal FC hammered Saskatchewan 11-0 Sunday. Silveri scored four times and Brooklyn Tidder and Derksen added two each. Singles came from Burgess, Robertson and Olivia Sheppard.

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