U15 Lightning start with a split

The U15 Mid Island Lightning split their first two games of the Vancouver Island Field Lacrosse season last weekend.

The U15 Mid Island Lightning split their first two games of the Vancouver Island Field Lacrosse season at the Cowichan Sportsplex last weekend.

The Lightning got off to a rough start on Saturday as they fell 19-6 against the Pacific Rim tier 1 team despite a fierce effort.

Hunter Hieta led the attack with three goals, while Brody Black, Jack Sanderson and Gavin Spencer had one apiece.

The Lightning more than made up for Saturday’s defeat when they disposed of the Nanaimo Raiders 11-2 on Sunday. Mid Island allowed two goals in the first period, but shut down the Nanaimo offence for the rest of the contest.

Spencer, Sam Baxter, Caleb Nordstrom and Dawson Webb each scored twice, while Hieta, Denton MacDonald and Nolan Thibodeau had singles. Hieta, Baxter, Black and Jazzy Shafi added assists.