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Rookie keeper Burkart sparks Bombers to 2-0 win over Crowe

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
October 7th, 2013

The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode the shutout goalkeeping of rookie Kyra Burkart to a 2-0 victory over J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in West Kootenay High School Fieldhockey League play at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

The win in goal came in Burkart’s first-ever game guarding the cage.

“Kyra did a fantastic job and made many key saves in the game,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson.

“With the senior players away at a school leadership function, Kyra agreed to step into the goal. She had one practice session and then was thrown into a game.”

Rookie Noa Butterfield, with an assist to Allie Zondervan and Ava Strautman scored for LVR. Naomi Perkins assisted on Strautman’s goal.

Gibson said the defensive squad was working as a strong unit.

“Emma Gregorich took on the leadership and directed the team,” Gibson explained.

“Veteran Lauren Walgren was sick and still played every minute of the game. Anna Goeppner and Noelle Wang did not get much substitution time either as they held up the defensive unit.”

The Bombers return to the pitch Tuesday back at Pass Creek when LVR meets Stanley Humphries Rockers.

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