The Vanier Spirits have been strong defensively all season, but their offence is starting to come around at the right time.

The Spirits cruised to a 6-0 win over the Peacock Tornadoes during Tuesday's quarterfinal match-up in the Moose Jaw High School Girls Soccer League.

The other quarterfinal had the third place Weyburn Eagles shutting out the sixth place Caronport Cougars 6-0.

“We were able to score three in the first half and three in the second half, which gave us some pretty good balance,” said Vanier head coach Jason Jones.

“We're starting to come into form consistently scoring a few goals a game, which is good for our squad because it's something that we've worked on all season.”

Kirah Brown led the charge for Vanier with two goals, while Kaili Flanagan, Jane Morris, Olivia Moyse and Claire Synder scored the other markers in the win for the Spirits.

While finding success offensively has been key for the Spirits' strong play as of late, their defence has been stellar all season and Jones said that continued in Tuesday's win.

“We were fairly clean, Peacock did have a few chances, but we came away without conceding a goal,” said Jones. “That's really good defensive line and midfielders, as well as our goalkeeper. to come away with no goals against.”

Peacock couldn't find a way to break through in the contest and get momentum on their side.

“The girls worked really hard today and were determined, but unfortunately we didn't get the outcome that we wanted,” said Peacock coach Alysha Evans. “The girls have grown together as a team and that's really what we wanted.”

Vanier was able to control the ball throughout the contest and that ended up being the downfall for the Tornadoes.

“We're focusing on working on keeping more possession of the ball going forward,” said Evans.

The Tornadoes will now wait for the 2A regional tournament, which goes next weekend here in Moose Jaw.

“We're really excited to have a few weeks to work on things and prepare for regionals,” said Evans.

A tough test stands between Vanier and a trip to the city championship as they will now face the first place Swift Current Ardens in the semifinals on Thursday. Swift Current has won six straight league titles.

“If we show and continue to work hard and we can play with good confidence, we look forward to the opportunity of playing Swift,” said Jones. “We know they're a very strong team, they've consistently demonstrated that over the years. We've been able to close the gap over the last little bit, but we just look forward to play them again on Thursday and let the chips fall where they may.”

The other semifinal will have the second place Central Cyclones hosting Weyburn. Both games go at 4:00pm on Thursday at the Sunningdale Soccer Fields.