The Centennial Centaurs are one win away from a chance to play for a provincial boys AAA high school soccer championship.
The Centaurs defeated Surrey’s Panorama Ridge 8-7 on penalty kicks this morning to claim the top spot in its pool at the tournament taking place at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West.
Both teams were undefeated heading into their final match of the preliminary round that ended 2-2 in regulation time.
On Thursday, Centennial defeated Walnut Grove 2-1 and Kitsilano 3-2.
The Centaurs didn't lose in regular season league play but were upset by the Port Moody Blues, 2-1, in the Fraser North zone championship.
Centennial coach Kevin Comeau said he hoped the lone setback would stick with his senior side and not be something they’d want to experience again.
“Our boys are very motivated to have a strong showing,” he said.
The Centaurs weren’t among the 16 teams that qualified for last year’s provincial championships after finishing sixth the year before.
Centennial will play Victoria’s Royal Bay Ravens in their semi-final match at 12:45 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Port Moody Blues heads into its final match of pool play with a pair of draws — 2-2 against Abbotsford and and 0-0 against Fleetwood Park.
The provincial final will be played Saturday at 11:30 at Burnaby Lake West.