Drama-filled split for U18 Mid Island Lightning

The U18 Mid Island Lightning split a drama-filled field lacrosse doubleheader against North Island at the Cowichan Sportsplex last weekend.

The U18 Mid Island Lightning split a drama-filled field lacrosse doubleheader against North Island at the Cowichan Sportsplex last weekend.

The opening game was called by the officials six minutes and 15 seconds into the second quarter with Mid Island leading 7-1. The North Island coach and three players were tossed from the game after the team racked up 17 minutes in penalties to Mid Island’s four and a half before the game was halted.

The teams managed to play the entirety of their second game. Unfortunately, eight Mid Island players were unavailable due to other commitments and the Lightning ended up on the wrong side of a 16-4 final score.

The U15 Lightning also faced North Island on the road, winning both their games.

Mid Island prevailed 9-0 in the opener, getting two goals from Keegan Smith and one each from Robert Bowker, Sam Baxter, Teagan Cunnah, Dawson Webb, Ryan John, Hunter Hieta and Jazzy Shafi. Baxter and Caleb Nordstrom each had one assist.

The Lightning won the second game 8-2. Shafi scored twice, with Hieta, Webb, Baxter, Brody Black, Darian Owen and Nathan Clark adding singles. Nordstrom, John, Shafi and Denton Macdonald chipped in with assists.