Mustangs field hockey led by goaltending, defence

The Princess Margaret Mustangs field hockey team earned three shutouts in the Oliver Fall Festival.

EMILY TRUPP kicks out a shot by a teammate during a practice for the Princess Margaret Mustangs field hockey team. Trupp helped the Mustangs win a match and tie two in the Oliver Fall Festival over the weekend.

EMILY TRUPP kicks out a shot by a teammate during a practice for the Princess Margaret Mustangs field hockey team. Trupp helped the Mustangs win a match and tie two in the Oliver Fall Festival over the weekend.

Goaltending and strong defence helped the Princess Margaret Mustangs field hockey team go 1-2-1 in the Oliver Fall Festival tournament last weekend.

The Mustangs closed out the tournament with a 1-0 loss to the LV Rogers Bombers from Nelson. They were the only team to score on goalie Emily Trupp, who earned three shutouts. Mustangs co-coach Brenda Kelly said Trupp was outstanding.

“The score could have easily been much higher, but great goalkeeping and strong defending held Nelson to just one goal,” she said.

The Mustangs opened against the Mt. Boucherie Bears, which finished in a scoreless tie. Joycelyn Legary stood out on defence and Jamie Lezard put in a strong offensive performance. The Mustangs lone win came against the Maple Ridge Rams, 2-0 in their second match. Meghan McCafferty scored on a penalty corner assisted by Makeena Hartmann, who scored the second goal. She was set up by Marie Schottenhaml.  Natasha Faye, Legary and Alice James rounded out a powerful defence.

The Mustangs settled for another scoreless tie, this time against the Stanley Humphries Coyotes of Castlegar. McCafferty, Legary and James and strong performances.

The Mustangs are back in action on Wednesday against Summerland.