U14 Tier 1 Lightning moving on to Island field lacrosse final

The U14 Tier 1 Mid Island Lightning will play for the Island championship after swiftly eliminating Nanaimo on the first round of field lacrosse playoffs.

The Lightning won 7-4 and 11-2. Brayden Zunti and Thomas Vaesen each had hat tricks in the first game, and Caleb Nordstrom scored once. Vaesen bagged three more in the rematch, while Brayden Zunti and Brody Black had two apiece, and Max Kennedy, Michael Shepherd, Jaeden Ashbee and Devyn Zunti had singles.

The U14 Tier 1 Lightning will play Vic Field this Sunday for the Island title.

Mid Island’s U12 squad lost both their games against North Island, 11-8 and 12-4, and were eliminated from the playoffs.

Denton MacDonald scored twice in both games. Cameron Lumb, Logan Hammerer, Brandon Carlson, Teagan Cunnah and Kurtis Smith had singles in the first game, and Hammerer and Wade Mason added one each in the second game.

Also eliminated were the U14 Tier 2 Lightning, who fell 13-2 and 10-1 to North Island on Feb. 1. Ryan John and Keenan Menzel scored in the first game and Federico Banuelos had an assist. The lone goal in the second game came from Ryan John.