Players light it up indoors and out
Double duty is common this time of the year for field hockey players.
Outside games overlap with the indoor league before the annual seasonal shutdown.
The Cowichan Cardinals started the Div. 2 Island Ladies’ Field Hockey Association season with two big 5-0 wins over the Sailors and the Blue Jays.
The Cardinals were down 3-0 against the Rebel Blue Jays at home but bounced back to make it close in a 4-3 defeat. Cheryl McCreary (2) and Alyssa McKinlay scored the Cowichan goals.
Outstanding efforts were turned in by Sara Lowes, Michelle Pewarchuk and Alyssa Davidson.
Cardinals soared to another big win in their next game, blanking the Lynx II 6-0. Krystyna Neal (3), Madelyn Smith (2) and Jenner Court accounted for the goals.
The Div. 3 Kestrels won their home game over the Ravens 3-2. Kyla Young started the scoring and Sharyn Higginson tipped the ball in for the second goal, but the Ravens put one past goalie Britt Ratzburg before the half.
Sophia Murray added a late goal in the second half that turned out to be the game-winner after the Ravens replied right away.
The Kestrels beat the Lynx III 1-0 at UVic last week. Kristin Farley tipped the ball in off a hard shot from Anne Smith for the lone goal.
First-time goalie Brenda Lockhart had the shutout.
Cowichan Indoor League action Nov. 18 began with Royal Blue defeating Green 5-2. The winners got two goals apiece from Stefanie Langkammer and Kelsey Goodman, with one from Kyla Toljander, while Claire Seeliger and Shylayne Davidson tallied for Green.
Chelsey Cleemoff got the hat trick and Buddy Monks added two goals, as Navy beat Green 5-1. Seeliger scored for Green.
Maddie Smith’s three goals led the way in a 6-5 Yellow win over Red. Cheryl McCreary and Murray had two each in vain.