The Upper Island Storm U-16 girls kicked off their Vancouver Island Premier League in style on Sunday, beating the Upper Island Riptide 3-0 at Merle Logan Field in Nanaimo.
Karen Battie got the Storm on the board at the six-minute mark, converting a corner kick from Amelia Kazanowski. Julie Richards made it 2-0 in the 60th minute, put home a pass from Eric Vanderhorst and then Richards put the game away in the 81st minute finished off a passing play with Meridian best and Sophie Weaver.
Grace Yacoboski picked up the shutout for the Storm.
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