Junior women earn silver at provincials

Nanaimo’s junior women’s lacrosse team lost 5-0 to New Westminster on Sunday at the B.C. Lacrosse Association championships at Port Coquitlam.

The defending-champion Island Stone Timbermen battled back to the gold-medal game, but this time they finished with silver medals.

Nanaimo’s junior women’s lacrosse team lost 5-0 to New Westminster on Sunday at the B.C. Lacrosse Association championships at Port Coquitlam.

The Timbermen women defeated Burnaby 5-2 in Saturday night’s semifinal. Marissa Jordan had two goals and Kalista Lundgren, Toni Angell and Nicole Martinetti scored in the win.

In pool play, Nanaimo started with a 4-2 win over host PoCo on Thursday, with Amrita Dhoot, Victoria Kultgen, Sam Hartman and Maggie Paugh scoring. The Island Stone women then fell to New West on Friday 5-3, with Angell scoring twice and Cassie Livesey scoring the other goal. The final pool game was Saturday, when Nanaimo edged Burnaby 4-3. Livesey, Dhoot, Martinetti and Georgia Smith tallied

Megan Cawthorne was named a tournament all-star and Amanda Kowatski received the Fair Play Award. Kowatski, Angell, Sabrina Price, Maddy Krassman and Paugh were selected game MVPs.

No other Nanaimo female box teams medalled on the weekend. The midget girls came closest, losing to New West in the bronze-medal matchup. The bantam and peewee girls missed the medal round.

In Vernon at peewee boys’ provincials, the Nanaimo peewee A2 squad made it through pool play but eventually lost to Surrey in the bronze-medal game. The peewee C boys missed the medal round.

One more Nanaimo District Lacrosse Association team has a chance at a provincial championship, as the bantam A2 Timbermen begin play in Victoria on Friday (July 15).

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