It was a hard-fought battle in Coquitlam, but the Mission Midget C boys lacrosse team came out of it with gold.
The team was 1-1 in pool play, and had to beat Cowichan Valley in their last pool game in order to advance to the medal round. The game was tied at the end of regulation time, and finally in the second overtime period, Austin Hardy scored for the victory and the team advanced to the medal round.
Mission then crossed over to play Williams Lake in the semi-final match, and in a bit of deja vu, the game was tied at three a piece, and overtime was needed to decide the winner. Mission emerged victorious again, 5-3.
The Midget Cs then played Port Coquitlam on July 24 in the gold medal match. Mission has met Poco numerous times in league play, and it has always been a close battle. The competitive game saw great goaltending from Jacob Planek in Mission’s net. The match was tied 5-5, and again the team had to put in the extra effort in overtime.
After the first overtime period the score balanced at six each, but in the sixth minute of the second sudden victory overtime, Mission’s Cody Felgnar snagged a pass from Terrell Chenery who blasted it home for the local win.
Fastpitch girls Winnipeg-bound
A trio of Mission fastpitch players are heading to the Canadian Nationals in mid-August.
Paige Rutledge, Megan Shurey, Alexandra Carl and coach Craig Shurey will be making the trek to Winnipeg, Man. later this month, competing for top honours with the Fraser Valley Fusion ‘94 team, one of four B.C. teams that qualified for the competition.
The 13-girl squad fought hard against the 12 other teams to earn this spot. The Mission girls play in the U19 division and as junior members of this division have beat several senior teams for this honour.
The championships is a week-long tournament and the expense is significant. Any and all donations or sponsorships would be appreciated. Contact Wendy Ratel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mission Pee Wee
Cs place fourth
The Mission Sasquatch Pee Wee C finished third in the regular season, and after securing second place in their pool through the red robin portion, the local boys finished fourth at the B.C. Minor Lacrosse Provincial Championships on July 9.