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Injuries slow Bombers during Rockers Field Hockey Tournament

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
October 3rd, 2016

Injuries plagued the L.V. Rogers Bombers during the weekend Stanley Humphries Rockers Field Hockey Tournament at Pass Creek Park.

The Bombers finished the event with a 1-2-1 record, the lone victory coming against Mount Boucherie of West Kelowna.

“It was a tough weekend for the ladies they all played really well, we just ran out of gas on Saturday,” said Bomber coach Bruce Walgren.

“I was very proud of the way the ladies never gave up and kept working hard.”

LVR opened the tourney with a 2-1 loss to South Okanagan of Oliver.

Sianna Morningstar scored the lone goal for the Bombers, which lost forward Paige Miesner to an ankle injury as well as had several players missing for the weekend.

South Okanagan scored snapped a 1-1 tie with a goal off a short corner in the final minute.

LVR then edged Mount Bourcherie 1-0 as Noa Butterfiled hammered a low hard shot for the game’s only goal on a nice pass from Julia Burkart. Bomber keeper Rylee Zondervan recorded the shutout.

The Bombers then played host Rockers to a scoreless tie.

The Bombers had some hard luck in this game as midfielders Aimee Montpellier and Sianna Morningstar both ended up with leg injuries, shortening an already short Bomber bench. 

In the final game of the tournament, J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail scored a 3-0 win. 

“Even after getting help from Grade eight student Marisa Price, the short Bomber bench and a tired team just could not keep pace with a very organized and fast J L Crowe team,” Walgren explained.

The loss came three days after Crowe defeated LVR 2-1 in West Kootenay High School League action Thursday at Pass Creek.

Shianne Michalchuk, thanks to some great checking in the midfield by Noa Butterfield, Julia Burkart and a speedy run by Hanna Quinn, scored the only goal for LVR.

“The team has made great improvements in defending and attacking play, some bright lights for the Bombers were forwards Shianne Michalchuck Aimee Montpellier, midfielders Pearl Velisek, Sianna Morningstar, Elissa Centrone, and Sydney Benson, and as always the entire back line of Burkart, Potkins, Curiston and Mclean and keeper Rylee Zondervan for her steady goaltendiing,” Walgren explained.

Next up for the Bombers is a league game on Wednesday against Stanley Humphries.

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