VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY PLACES 6th IN BC
This past week our Varsity Field Hockey Team played at the AA BC Championships hosted in Victoria at UVic by St. Michaels University School (SMUS).
This was YHS’s third trip to the AA BC’s in field hockey and we were looking to improve our best ever 9th place finish.
Our current Varsity Team had put together a very successful season thus far and qualified for the AA BC’s with a thrilling 2-0 win over LFA last week.
At the BC’s the Tigers got off to a slow start but still managed to beat Kootenay Champion, L.V. Rogers Secondary, 1-0. In game two, the Tigers dominated the play but settled for a 0-0 draw with Seycove Secondary from North Vancouver. In game three, the Tigers played the 3rd seeded SMUS Blue Jags and despite staying close, lost 4-1.
The Tigers reached the quarterfinals and had to face the #2 seeded Falcons from Crofton House (CHS). This was an epic battle and the game remained 0-0 deep into the second half with the Tigers matching CHS in scoring chances and even outnumbered them in short corners. Unfortunately, CHS scored a late goal and won 1-0.
The Tigers then moved on to defeat the Okanagan champions, South Kamloops, 2-0 and faced off with Brentwood College for 5th place. YHS has beat Brentwood in a shootout at ISA’s and at the BC’s; these two teams would again go to a shootout. Still tied after round one, Brentwood scored after a YHS miss. YHS placed 6th, an excellent result. The scores show that our Tigers are clearly one of the six best teams in BC. While the top three teams set themselves apart from the rest, our girls could push the very best right to the limit. Collingwood beat CHS in the final.
Thank you and congratulations to coaches Stephen Bissett and Mr. Cropley and to all the fans and supporters.
JV FIELD HOCKEY FINISHES 3rd IN LEAGUE
This past week also saw the conclusion of the Junior Varsity Field Hockey Team season as the JV Tigers played in their LMISSAA league playoffs (Lower Mainland Independent Schools Athletics Association). After Tuesdays hard fought semi-final match and loss, the Tigers went on to beat the Little Flower Academy Gold Team 1-0 to win bronze.
Congratulations girls and thank you to your coaches: Sean Ford, Ms. L. Black and Miranda Russell ’14.