Maggie teams perform well in field hockey festival

Princess Margaret entered two teams into the Oliver field hockey festival, the Mustangs didn't lose a match

MADISON COOK (5) pictured in action against the NorKam Saints

MADISON COOK (5) pictured in action against the NorKam Saints

Princess Margaret field hockey teams combined to go 3-2-3 at Oliver’s Fall Festival last weekend.

Team Maggie and Mustangs represented the school. Team Maggie won twice and tied twice.

They opened with a 1-1 draw against the Mt.Boucherie Bears. Belle Grant scored the lone goal. Taking on Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Rockettes, the teams battle to a scoreless draw. Emily Trupp was strong in goal. In their third game game against Surrey’s Clayton Heights, they earned a 2-0 win. Madison Cook scored on a penalty corner, while Sylvia Barnett scored the Mustangs’ first penalty stroke. Trupp earned her second shutout. In their final match against Surrey’s Enver Creek Cougars, they won 1-0. Grant was the lone scorer, though the line of Makeena Hartmann, Cook and Jamie Lezard created several chances.

The Mustangs started with a 3-0 loss to Trail’s J.L. Crowe 1 Hawks. In their second game, they shutout Kootenay’s Trafalgar 4-0. Kyla Egli scored twice, while Brooke Scott and Maron Linnman scored once each. Kassidy Funk earned the shutout. In their third game, the Hawks’ second team defeated the Mustangs 2-0 and in their final match against Kelowna’s KLO, Funk was strong in a scoreless game. Co-coach Brenda Kelley said there was a lot of improvement offensively and defensively.

The Fall Festival featured 14 teams from around B.C. with a focus for teams to see others from different areas.

Now the Mustangs will prepare for the valley championship on Oct. 26 in Kelowna. Along with Kelowna and the Mustangs, Okanagan Mission, Oliver, Summerland and Pen High will play.